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What is the Health Assessment Advisory Service?

The Government provides a range of benefits for people who are out of work or unable to work due to a long-term health condition. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) requires health information about people who are claiming benefits.

The Health Assessment Advisory Service arranges and carries out assessments for DWP. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how an illness or disability affects a person’s daily life. After the assessment, DWP makes the decision as to whether the individual will receive any benefits. The Health Assessment Advisory Service is delivered on behalf of DWP by Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, operated by MAXIMUS.

Centre for Health and Disability Assessments works in partnership with DWP. Learn More...