From the 12th April face-to-face assessments for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) claimants have been able to resume.
Under the current roadmap out of restrictions face-to-face assessments for Work Capability Assessments (WCAs), for claims for the additional health amount of Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance, and for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will resume from May. People will be invited to their appointment by a letter which will clearly set out what to expect at their appointment.
These new measures will take place alongside existing paper-based assessment and telephone assessments, which will continue where suitable.
The government has been clear that it will continue to keep this under review to ensure that public health is kept at the forefront.