Category Archive: (ESA) Employment and Support Allowance

May 29

UK – Govt’s work capability tests discriminate against mental illness

Govt’s work capability tests discriminate against mental illness Judges have ruled that work capability assessments (WCA) conducted to decide eligibility for certain disability benefits discriminate against those with mental illness. The highly controversial WCA has been regularly criticised for not taking into account claimants true problems. This has been highlighted by around 40% of those …

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May 13

UK – Changes to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance

Published: Tuesday, 1 May 2012 The government has limited the period for which contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) can be paid in some circumstances. These changes came into effect on 1 May 2012. Claimants who have already received 365 days of contribution-based ESA saw their entitlement end on 30 April 2012. What are the …

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Apr 01

UK – Important changes to Employment and Support Allowance

From 30 April people who are able to get back into the workplace will get Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (C)) for a maximum of 12 months. This change will affect people in what is known as the Work Related Activity Group. The change will mean that from 30 April if someone has received …

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Jan 31

UK – Benefit reform ‘helping disabled Brits get back to work’

Reforms in the Work Capability Assessment are helping more ill individuals get back to work. The introduction of the Work Capability Assessment has resulted in helping more individuals who are disabled and suffering from illness to get back into gainful employment over the last year, new figures have shown. Data provided by the Department for …

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Jan 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Welfare Reform Bill: Government defeated over ESA cuts

The coalition government has suffered three defeats in the House of Lords over planned cuts to employment and support allowance (ESA). The government wants to remove the so-called “youth provision” that allows some young people to receive contributory ESA even though – due to disability or illness – they have not been able to work …

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Jan 13

UK – The Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) test

Benefits and Work has created an online form which allows you to assess yourself using the new ESA work capability assessment just by clicking with your mouse . . . rather like an Atos health professional The new ESA test came into force on 28th March 2011, but the DWP began sending out ESA50 questionnaires …

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