What triggers a re-referral for a Work Capability Assessment for Universal Credit claimants who have limited capability to work

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to request information about what triggers a re-referral for a Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for Universal Credit (UC) claimants who have been assessed as having limited capability for work or limited capability for work and work-related activity.

Specifically:

- What are the criteria, policies, or guidance used internally for determining when a UC claimant who has limited work capability should be re-referred for another WCA?
- Is re-referral triggered after working a certain number of hours per week or earning above a certain income threshold? If so, please provide details on what these thresholds are.
- In what other circumstances would a UC claimant who has limited work capability be asked to undergo a repeat WCA?
- Please provide copies of any internal guidance issued on re-referral criteria for WCAs.

This information will help me understand what requirements or conditions could trigger another WCA for this group of UC claimants if they choose to work.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act. If my request is denied in whole or in part, please provide an explanation for each exemption cited.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Stephen Campbell

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Dear Stephen Campbell,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 16th
October.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team