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Medical Examinations: Sight Impaired

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all registered blind people are required to undertake a personal capability assessment. (195534)

Registered blind people are treated as meeting the threshold of incapacity for benefit purposes and are exempt from the personal capability assessment process.

New arrangements will apply when the work capability assessment for the Employment and Support Allowance is introduced in October this year.