Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Plan To Abolish Work-Related ESA, DWP Changes PIP Guidance

Documents leaked to the BBC last week, reveal that ministers are considering reducing the payment for work-related ESA to just 50p above jobseeker’s allowance, effectively abolishing the work-related activity component.

The documents suggest that this would only apply to new claims. But many will remember that the same was said about the one year cut-off for contribution based ESA, until the coalition changed its mind and made it apply to all existing claimants retrospectively.

Newsletter 5 November 2014

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