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Work Capability Assessment - What is a Work Capability Assessment?

When you claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), you will have to show that you have limited capability for work, The Work Capability Assessment is used to decide whether you have limited capability for work. The Work Capability Assessment usually happens within the first 13 weeks of your ESA claim and is made up of two parts: - Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire (ESA50) - Medical Assessment

What is a Work Capability Assessment?

The Work Capability Assessment involves:

  • A face-to-face medical assessment for you to attend

  • A questionnaire for you to complete

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