employment and support allowance

  • Mandatory reconsideration: problems and solutions

    Issue 241 (August 2014)
    article

    Martin Williams looks at some of the problems thrown up by mandatory reconsideration and direct lodgement of appeals (see Bulletin 235: New appeals rules and procedures) and what advisers can do to try to solve them.

  • DWP guidance relating to extra-statutory payments of ESA for claimants who move from Northern Ireland to Great Britain

    August 2014
    article

    This official DWP guidance relates to extra-statutory payments of ESA for claimants who move from Northern Ireland (NI) to Great Britain (GB).

  • Work-related activity for lone parents

    Issue 240 (June 2014)
    article

    Dan Norris describes a rule making new demands on lone parents as a condition of getting income support (IS) or employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Our response to SSAC consultation on extended delays for benefit claims

    June 2014
    briefing

    Last year the government announced that the period which new claimants have to wait to make a claim for job-seekers allowance and employment support allowance would be extended to seven days. In this submission response, CPAG expresses its concerns about this and the risk it poses to low income families with children.

  • Recent WCA caselaw

    Issue 239 (April 2014)
    article

    Simon Osborne reviews some important recent caselaw about the work capability assessment (WCA).

  • Benefit during an employment and support allowance dispute

    Issue 238 (February 2014)
    article

    David Simmons examines the issues and options which arise in relation to the payment of benefit during a dispute about whether a claimant has limited capability for work.

  • WCA Case Law Pack: Employment and Support Allowance


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    WCA Case Law

    Price £54.50 (printed book); £47.50 (USB version); £78.50 (book plus USB version) c.800 pages - ISBN 978-0-956942-08-1

  • Walking, wheelchairs and the WCA

    Issue 237 (December 2013)
    article

    Simon Osborne describes a current split in the caselaw on the question of whether someone’s ability to ‘mobilise’ with a manual wheelchair refers only to functional limitations, or to wider personal factors such as the ability to store the chair. The split will hopefully be resolved in a forthcoming decision of a three-judge panel of the Upper Tribunal.

  • Guide to welfare reforms for local authority staff and their partners


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    A (long) plain language guide to welfare reforms for local authority staff and their partners

    A wide reaching programme of welfare reform is underway that will have a significant impact on child poverty levels across local authorities. The scope of the welfare reform programme is broad, and a number of reforms will affect a variety of family types, and for many households, these effects will be cumulative.

  • Making an exception

    Issue 233 (April 2013)
    article

    Martin Williams takes a look at preparing appeals in cases involving the work capability assessment where the argument concerns the risk of substantial harm to the claimant or another person in the event they are not found to have limited capability for work (or work-related activity).