Did You Know?
You can bring a companion into your assessment. Perhaps a support worker, family member or friend. Whilst your companion can make a contribution, your assessment will always be focused on you.
You can download and print a Capability for Work questionnaire (ESA50) here.
You can request to have your assessment audio recorded. Just let us know at least two days before your assessment by calling 0800 288 8777.
The Healthcare Professional who assesses you will be a fully trained nurse, doctor, physiotherapist or occupational health expert with at least one year’s experience.
There are lots of organisations that can provide you with advice and support when you make your claim Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance. The Advicelocal website provides a list of independent advice organisations operating in your area.