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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In the Parliamentary deposited papers archive there are a number of guidance documents for Universal Credit.

The guidance titled "Work Capability Assessment" refers the reader to a document called "work capability assessment outcomes" at the end, however that second document is not indexed.

I would be grateful for a copy of the Work Capability Assessment outcomes guidance.

I would also be grateful for any guidance regarding how the WCA is administered in both New Style ESA and Universal Credit. I am keen to know whether a WCA outcome can be implemented without the need for an MSRS referral.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Manville

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