It seems like candidates are not able to claim tasks in new UI. If task assignment configuration for task contains only candidate user id, such user won't see the Claim button, but will see the task on the list with indication in the Involved field that he/she is involved. Only process initiator will see the claim task button if he is currently active user and there is an option checked for task that Initiator can complete tasks. Is it just me who is having this problem? I have a script task in my process where depending on the value from the dropdown in start form I am setting candidate id variable value (added in human task configuration in candidate field).