Invitation to focus groups on improving WCA and PIP assessment process for people with energy limiting chronic illness

Dear friends

We're sending you this invitation on behalf of the Chronic Illness Inclusion project

Chronic Illness Inclusion wants to hear your experiences of both the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) AND Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessments. We want your ideas for how to make the 'claim journey' for both benefits easier and fairer for disabled people with energy-limiting conditions. We are conducting online focus groups on behalf of the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, a company contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to handle claims and carry out assessments. This research will help them plan improvements for the future.

These focus groups are about improving the experience of claiming disability benefits and undergoing assessments. They are not about improvements to government policy, such as the level of benefits, the activities or 'descriptors' used in assessments, or benefit rules like sanctions.

The focus groups will be held on the 6th December and 8th December via Zoom.

Registration for the focus groups is open until 5pm on Friday 26th November. Shopping vouchers will be offered to participants as a Thank You. We are looking for people who have undergone WCA and PIP in the last four years. To find out more

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Register for focus groups on PIP and WCA

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