The work capability assessment applies in both universal credit (UC) and employment and support allowance (ESA). Claimants who fail the assessment can challenge that on appeal, but need support and advice. This course looks at appeal issues and tactics, including the developing body of caselaw.
The course covers:
• Entitlement to benefit while challenging a decision
• Submissions, medical evidence and other tactical issues
• Mandatory reconsideration – problems and practice
• Important work capability assessment caselaw
This course is aimed at advisers with a working knowledge of UC and ESA, including of challenging decisions. It concentrates on issues concerning the work capability assessment and appeal tactics. For those completely new to representing at appeal tribunal, see 'Representing at the First-tier Tribunal'.