Work Capability Assessment Mandatory Reconsideration Tool

Welcome to our Work Capability Assessment Mandatory Reconsideration Tool. We hope it will make it easier for you to ask the DWP to look again at their decision about your claim for Employment Support Allowance or the limited capability for work element of your Universal Credit claim.

We know that the DWP make unfair decisions very frequently, and we want to help you to challenge them and get the ESA and Universal Credit you are entitled to.

Most claimants have to ask the DWP to look at their decision again (called a ‘mandatory reconsideration’) before you can appeal. If you don’t need to ask the DWP to look at their decision again and can go straight to appeal, this tool will explain that.

See How to win a Work Capability Assessment appeal for more information.

You should ask for a mandatory reconsideration within 1 calendar month of the date on the decision letter. If this time limit has passed, you can still ask as long as you are within 13 months. Just enter your explanation for the delay below.

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