employment and support allowance

  • Welfare Reform Act 2012

    Issue 227 (April 2012)
    article

    Do acts speak louder than words? Edward Graham gives a round-up of the changes on their way.

  • Never the twain shall meet? ESA medical reports and DLA decision making

    Issue 226 (February 2012)
    article

    David Simmons considers the legalities of the DWP and tribunals relying on ESA85 medical reports when making DLA decisions.

  • Escalating conditionality

    Issue 225 (December 2011)
    article

    David Simmons describes the new conditionality regime for benefit claimants provided for in the Welfare Reform Bill 2011.

  • Unnoticed? The flaw in ESA conversion decisions

    Issue 224 (October 2011)
    article

    Martin Williams discusses the problems with letters sent by the DWP to existing claimants of incapacity benefit (IB), severe disablement allowance (SDA) and income support (IS) on grounds of disability informing them that they are to be reassessed for employment and support allowance (ESA).

  • Benefits and the Work Programme

    Issue 223 (August 2011)
    article

    Simon Osborne describes the rules and arrangements that provide for claimants to be referred to the new employment programme, which replaces many of the existing programmes.

  • Incapacity to ESA: transfer and reassessment

    Issue 221 (April 2011)
    article

    Simon Osborne reviews the rules under which most existing claims of benefit on the basis of incapacity for work are being transferred to claims for employment and support allowance (ESA), with entitlement reassessed.

  • Contribution conditions for ESA and JSA

    Issue 219 (December 2010)
    article

    Judith Paterson describes the new, stricter national insurance contribution conditions for employment and support allowance (ESA) and jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) from November 2010.

  • Spending Review – more cuts

    Issue 219 (December 2010)
    article

    Angela Toal examines the changes to welfare benefits and tax credits announced in the Government’s Spending Review in October 2010.

  • Appealing for ESA arrears

    Issue 218 (October 2010)
    article

    CPAG examines what claimants should do if they believe they have not been paid all the arrears they are due following a successful employment and support allowance (ESA) appeal.

  • Interesting change: another cut in help with housing costs

    Issue 218 (October 2010)
    article

    David Simmons explains changes to the formula for calculating the standard interest rate used to determine help with housing costs.