Update on face-to-face health assessments for benefits

Written by Aaron Dennis, March 17, 2020

Please see the following statement from the Department for Work and Pensions

As many of you will already be aware, face-to-face assessments have been suspended due to Covid-19. Please find the link to the government announcement here: www.gov.uk/government/news/face-to-face-health-assessments-for-benefits-suspended-amid-coronavirus-outbreak

Please be assured that we are working at pace with our Assessment Providers to put in place alternative arrangements, which will likely involve telephony or paper-based assessments.  

We continue to accept new claims to all benefits and for existing claimants. Benefits will remain in payment while these alternative arrangements are put in place.