Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Progressive conditions dossier

by Garreth

NRAS has worked alongside Parkinson’s UK, MS Society and Cystic Fibrosis Trust to produce a ‘progressive conditions dossier’ to be presented to Dr Paul Litchfield as part of the ‘Fourth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

The dossier illustrates the main problems people with these types of long term conditions face when applying for Employment and Support Allowance, with perhaps the most distressing of all being that almost half of the people with these progressive conditions are being told they will recover enough to look for work in the future.

The consultation for the review closed on 27th August and the department of Work and Pensions are now analysing the feedback submitted. 

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