Thursday 13 September 2018 / 1:58 PM Disabilities / Marsha de Cordova

Work Capability Assessment has created a hostile environment for disabled people – Marsha de Cordova

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

“The calamitous Work Capability Assessment has created a hostile environment for disabled people.

“That almost two thirds of fit for work decisions are overturned at appeal reveals the shocking human impact of callous and inaccurate assessments. The Government is forcing thousands of disabled people through lengthy appeals and mandatory reconsideration processes to access their right to social security.

“Labour will scrap cruel Work Capability Assessments and introduce a tailored and supportive framework that treats disabled people with respect.”