Until October 2008, anyone who was unable to work because of the health impacts of their HIV would have applied for incapacity benefit (IB). Assessment of eligibility for the benefit usually involved a personal capability assessment (PCA) by a healthcare professional, which may have included a medical examination.
HIV and the WCA
1. Research shows that unemployment among people living with HIV may be as high as 50%;
2. and many people living with HIV who aren’t in employment are recipients of IB.
3. It is essential that the impact of the WCA (work capability assessment) on people living with HIV is understood prior to the planned large-scale benefits migration which will directly affect a large proportion of people living with HIV.http://www.ght.org.uk/userfiles/file/NA ... wofWCA.pdf
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