Disability employment advisers: their role in practice

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Can you clarify and/or provide information relating to the following questions:

1. what is the job description for disability employment adviser (DEAs)?

2. who do they report to?

3. how many DEAs are there (eg one per Jobcentre?)

4. when should work coaches refer to DEAs and what guidance exists to help them decide when this may be appropriate?

5. can a claimant request that their work coach refers to a DEA?

6. can a claimant ever see a DEA directly?

7. what other specific support exists for disabled claimants who need adjustments to access DWP services (including claiming benefits and employment advice)?

Yours faithfully,

Will Hadwen

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Dear Will Hadwen,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 4th

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team