28 January 2013
Today the Government announced that they will be implementing further changes to the Work Capability Assessment for cancer patients on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to improve the way in which it assesses the effect of cancer treatment.
Duleep Allirajah, Head of Policy of Macmillan Cancer Support said:
'We are pleased to see the implementation from today of the changes to the Employment and Support Allowance.
'Most cancer patients will now no longer have to face stressful medical assessments or back to work interviews while still undergoing demanding treatment.
'We campaigned for this change to happen and are delighted to see it finally become a reality.'
For further information, please contact:
Andrea Shufflebotham, Senior Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4689 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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