ESA

INDEPENDENT WELFARE CHANGES HELPLINE OFFERS SUPPORT TO THOSE IMPACTED BY THE WELFARE CHANGES

10 November 2016 - 09:53

An independent Welfare Changes Helpline (0808 802 0020) has been launched to offer support to anyone needing help or advice relating to any of the changes to...

​East Belfast Independent Advice Centre

​Appealing an Incapacity Benefit / Income Support (IB/IS) reassessment

The client was a 58 year old woman with long term mental and physical health problems including chronic anxiety, panic attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic low back pain. She had been in receipt of Incapacity Benefit / Income Support (IB/IS) for many years. On IB/IS reassessment for Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) she was awarded zero points and found not to have limited capability for work.

Employment and Support Allowance is not achieving its aims and needs fundamental redesign, say MPs

23 July 2014 - 09:44

The flaws in the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) system are so grave that simply "rebranding” the assessment used to determine eligibility for ESA (the...
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