ESA and UC changes: fewer assessments for our members?

You may remember that some-time ago there was some talk of changes being made to the assessment process for people with severe disabilities. On 10 October 2016 Damian Green, who was the Work and Pensions Secretary at that time, issued a statement announcing that only those “who have already been placed in the Employment and […]

Benefits news – March 2017

By Helen Wild, a Benefits/Welfare Helpline Adviser, Information Team ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) : work related activity component ends for new claimants from 4 April 2017 If your daughter/son claims ESA, you will be aware that it is made up of components including: Work related activity component Support component The majority of our members are […]

Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) Survey

The Down’s Syndrome Association is a member of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), a national coalition of over 50 different charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system. We’re looking to find out more about your experiences of applying for, and claiming, Employment and Support Allowance. Please take this anonymous survey, […]