Work Capability Assessment: an informal consultation on accounting for the effects of cancer treatments

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 December 2011
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This consultation seeks to gather evidence and views about proposed improvements to the way the Work Capability Assessment assesses individuals who are suffering from cancer. As a result of evidence supplied by Macmillan Cancer Support the Department for Work and Pensions has developed proposals for changing the way in which the Work Capability Assessment assesses individuals being treated for cancer. The Department had hoped to introduce these proposals in April 2012. However, following detailed discussions with Macmillan, Government has been unable to secure their support of the proposals. As a result, the Department now intends to seek a wider range of views through this informal consultation before reaching a final decision.

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