Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease:Written question - 3028

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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 05 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will add motor neurone disease to the list of conditions that exempt a claimant of employment and support allowance from re-testing.
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Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 10 July 2017

There is no condition based entitlement to Employment Support Allowance.

We are working with medical professionals and other stakeholders to develop functional criteria that will help us identify those with the most severe health conditions or disabilities, for whom repeat work capability assessments can be stopped.

Rather than a list of specific medical conditions, the criteria will be based on identifying claimants with the most severe health conditions or disabilities where it would be unreasonable to expect the individual to undertake any form or amount of work or work-related activity. This change will only apply to those placed in the Support Group and UC equivalent.

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