A chart showing the degree of overlap between UC/ESA and PIP descriptors. This is something that will become increasingly important if combined assessments are introduced, as is currently being planned. Many thanks to Gordon, our moderator, for creating this.
A 2 page letter you can copy and paste to send to DWP/Atos requesting that your medical is recorded. This letter is also included in the WCA guides above. This Word version may be easier to copy and paste.
254 page guide to carrying out work capability assessments for use by healthcare professionals. This document tells you how health professionals are supposed to assess you and how the DWP/Maximus interpret the law - often wrongly in our view. Remember, this guidance isn't the law, only what the DWP/Maximus think the law should be. We refer to extracts from this Handbook throughout our guides to claiming, alerting you to areas where we think you will be incorrectly assessed and telling you what to do about it.