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Work Capability Assessment: accounting for the effects of cancer treatment

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john@tcell.org.uk
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Work Capability Assessment: accounting for the effects of cancer treatment
Posted on: December 19 2011, 12:24 pm

I wanted to let you know that the government is running a consultation seeking views on the Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and how it effects those with cancer.  Not everyone with HIV who is paid health related benefits does so on the basis of there HIV as the main disabling condition. Many have other health issues to which there HIV is secondary.

With the advent of therapy, cancers, can often be the main disabling condition.

I would ask that you submit a response here whether you have cancer, are on treatment or not.  This will help the 'evidence base' when it comes to the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for those with a cancer complicated by HIV.

The consultation closes on the 9th March 2012 and is open to everyone.

Press release is here - http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/press-releases/2011/dec-2011/dwp148-11.shtml

Consultation is here - http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2011/wca-assessment.shtml
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