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The DWP is reintroducing face-to-face assessments for some PIP, ESA and UC claimants from May 2021.
The DWP say this will initially only be for claimants who cannot be fully assessed by other means.
According to a DWP press release, assessment centres are ‘fully compliant with COVID-19 safety measures’.
The DWP have issued detailed guidance for claimants asked to attend a face-to-face assessment, including claimants who are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’.
It includes information about who you can bring with you, the use of face coverings and how to socially distance within the assessment centre.
However, this does not take account of the fact that claimants will have to travel to an assessment centre in the first place.
And why the DWP thinks it is reasonable to force any claimants who are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to have a face-to-face assessment whilst we are still in the midst of a pandemic is not clear.
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