Mind Your Head
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) has created a survey to gather the views and experiences of people who have undergone a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). It only takes a few minutes to complete, and they will use your responses to inform the government what changes, if any, are needed to improve the process.
Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) was introduced in October 2008, it replaced three other incapacity benefits: Incapacity Benefit, Income Support and Severe Disablement Allowance. ESA is intended for people who have limited capability for work and those who are unable to work.
The WCA helps decide which of these benefit groups people should be placed in. Recently, the government has been making changes to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the WCA. SAMH wants to hear about your experiences to find out whether these changes are making a difference.
If you have undergone a Work Capability Assessment and would like to take part in the survey, please follow the link below: