Thursday 13 December 2018 / 12:29 PM Disabilities / DWP / Marsha de Cordova

The cruel Work Capability Assessment is not fit for purpose – Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, commenting on the official statistics on Employment and Support Allowance published today, said:

“The cruel Work Capability Assessment is not fit for purpose.

“More than two-thirds of fit for work decisions are overturned at appeal, revealing the shocking inaccuracy of assessments that have a huge impact on the lives of disabled people. This Government is forcing disabled people through traumatic appeals processes to access vital social security they need.

“Labour in government will scrap this punitive assessment and introduce a tailored and personalised framework that treats disabled people with dignity.”