Supporting clients through the Work Capability Assessment

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Crisis Conference 2011
Crisis Conference 2011
Session 2: Supporting clients through the Work
Capability Assessment
Crisis Conference 2011
Michael Fothergill,
Crisis Welfare Network
Crisis Conference 2011
‘THE WORK PROGRAMME’
Attachment fee / job outcome fee / sustainment fee –
maximum £13,529, minimum £3,996
£15,000
£14,000
£9,429
£13,000
£12,000
Sustainment
payments
£11,000
£10,000
£9,000
£8,000
Job outcome
payment
£5,327
£7,000
£4,859
£4,405
£6,000
£5,000
£2,994
£2,396
£4,000
£2,007
Attachment
fee
£3,000
£2,000
£1,200
£1,200
£1,200
£1,000
£0
£400
1. JSA 25+
£400
2. JSA 18-24
£400
4. JSA
seriously
disadvantaged
£1,200
£400
3. JSA Ex-IB
£1,200
£600
6. ESA Flow
£3,500
£600
7. ESA Ex-IB
£1,000
£400
5. ESA
volunteers
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Welfare benefits proposals
Incapacity Benefit
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Migration trials started in Oct 2010 – Burnley and Aberdeen – 22% not required to attend WCA, 31% fit for work,
10% DNA
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Linking rules for IB/IS will be abolished in January 2011
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All existing IS/IB/SDA claims will be reviewed through the WCA from 28 Feb 2011, and by March 2014 – 2.6m
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Employment and Support Allowance
Introduced October 2008 with the Work Capability Assessment
Currently following WCA – Support Group 6%, WRAG 14%, fit for work 39%, claim closed 37%, in progress 4%
Appeals – 60% won by DWP, 50,000 appeals outstanding, there will be more appeals under ESA
Average cost of an appeal = £279.00 ~ 2009/10 – 106,904 ESA appeals – cost = £29,862,216
56% increase in IB/ESA appeals for the second quarter in 2010/11
Limiting contribution based ESA to 12 months
ATOS Healthcare – medical assessors
WCA issues – GP medical evidence, quality of assessments, changes from Feb 2011
Chris Grayling – ¾ fit for work
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Welfare benefits proposals
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Professor Malcolm Harrington independent review of the WCA
Changes from 28 March 2011
Chris Grayling commitment
Recorded interviews
Decision makers role
The WCA journey
Ongoing review and learning
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Welfare benefits proposals
•Questions and answer session and
recommendations for DWP and Jobcentre Plus
•Michael Fothergill – Crisis
•Nick Mcgruer - DWP
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Michael Fothergill,
Crisis Welfare Network
[email protected]
020 7426 8504
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