An inquiry has been prompted by the publication of recent reviews, concerns about the performance of Atos and the new system of challenging decisions by way of Mandatory Reconsideration.
Submissions of no more than 3,000 words are invited from interested organisations and individuals. Select Committees are, however, unable to investigate individual cases.
The deadline for submitting evidence is Friday 21 March 2014.
The Committee is particularly interested to hear views on:
Delivery of the WCA by Atos, including steps taken to improve the claimant experience
The effectiveness of the WCA in indicating whether claimants are fit for work, especially for those claimants who have mental, progressive or fluctuating illnesses, including comparison with possible alternative models
The process and criteria for procuring new providers of the WCA
The ESA entitlement decision-making process
The reconsideration and appeals process
The impact of time-limiting contributory ESA
Outcomes for people determined fit for work or assigned to the WRAG or the Support Group
The interaction between ESA and Universal Credit implementation
For details on how to how to submit your evidence read the details in full here.