WCA for ESA and Universal Credit (booklet)

This booklet is a step-by-step guide to completing the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). It could be useful if you’re claiming ESA or Universal Credit, because the same assessment is used for both.

Download this booklet for information including:

  • a step-by step guide to filling in the questionnaire.
  • what happens at the face-to-face assessment.
  • how to challenge a decision you disagree with.
  • a second booklet with the WCA descriptors. This is the wording the Department for Work and Pensions uses to assess your claim.

This booklet is available for you to download and print, or you can order a free copy from the MS Society online shop. You can also find out more information about financial help that may be available to you on our webpages

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