The DWP have postponed all medical assessments for UC, ESA, PIP and IIDB until at least 19th June 2020.
Anyone who has a face-to-face assessment appointment scheduled from Tuesday 24th March onwards does not need to attend and will be contacted to discuss next steps and alternative arrangements, which could involve either telephone or paper-based assessments.
No further action is required by any claimant as a result of this change. They will be contacted with advice on next steps.
DWP will continue to accept new claims for these benefits.
Anyone already receiving PIP, ESA, Universal Credit or Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, will continue to receive their current payments as normal while alternative arrangements are put in place to review or reassess their claim.