Work Capability Reassessments

Work Capability Assessments are the processĀ  usedĀ  in claims for Universal Credit (UC) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to determine whether or not DWP accept that the disabled person is incapable of work and also to award them points to place them in the appropriate category if they are incapable of work. Work Capability […]

Universal Credit for people previously claiming Employment and Support Allowance

How are people moved from ESA to UC People who live in Universal Credit (UC) full service areas should remain in receipt of Income Related Employment and Support Allowance until they are moved to Universal Credit under either Natural Migration or Managed Migration. Managed Migration is due to start in July 2019. Some people will […]

New Style Employment and Support Allowance

What is New Style Employment and Support Allowance? There are 2 types of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – Contributory ESA and Income Related ESA which is means-tested. Contributory ESA is renamed New Style ESA when new claims are made after the full roll out stage of Universal Credit (UC) is reached. The rules for […]

Where to get advice

Information about where to get face to face advice on benefits and financial issues

Help with Mortgage Interest

An explanation of changes to the way the rules governing mortgage interest payments included in benefits payments are changing from April 2016 onwards

Mandatory Reconsideration

An explanation of Mandatory Reconsideration the first stage of disputing a decision that has gone against you and how to make it work to increase your chances of success