This looks like dynamite news about Work Capability Assessments from another forum. All repeat WCA medicals to be stopped Created on Monday, 24 February 2014 14:14 In an urgent memo obtained by Benefits and Work, the DWP have told staff that due to a growing backlog at Atos all current employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants will be left on the benefit, without further medical checks, until another company can be found to do repeat work capability assessments (WCAs). The memo, dated 20 January, goes on to say that this will reduce the number of claimants moving off ESA, but that there are no plans to inform claimants or MPs about the change. Full story here. It looks increasingly unlikely that the latest targets will be met for the rollout of Universal Credit. That increases the chances of me reaching retirement age before they get to me to see whether they want to force me to abandon self-employment and look for employment instead or lose my Working Tax Credit.