ESA | Page 6 | CPAG

ESA

ESA and time-limiting: a Q&A

Issue 228 (June 2012)
Simon Osborne rounds up some of the questions being posed about the detailed working of the time-limiting of contributory employment and support allowance (ESA).

Changes to employment and support allowance

Issue 227 (April 2012)
Simon Osborne sets out the changes made to ESA by the Welfare Reform Act 2012, and other changes and procedures that result from them.

The Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) (Existing Awards) Regulations (2010): SSAC consultation response

03 February 2012
CPAG responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee consultation on new regulations allowing for the movement of existing claimants of incapacity benefit, income support on grounds of disability, and severe disablement allowance onto employment and support allowance (ESA).

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

Issue 226 (February 2012)
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)
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)
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).

CPAG statement on Prime Minister's speech and plans to remove benefits from rioters

15 August 2011
Commenting on the Welfare Reform Bill, which receives its Third Reading in the House of Commons today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “This bill means too many vulnerable people are set to be losers, and too many people will find the promise to make work pay is not being kept...

Welfare Reform Bill must be put on hold until government explains plans

15 June 2011
Commenting on the Welfare Reform Bill, which receives its Third Reading in the House of Commons today, the Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: “This bill means too many vulnerable people are set to be losers, and too many people will find the promise to make work pay is not being kept...