Social Welfare

Employment & Support Allowance

An updated course covering the key elements of Employment & Support Allowance, the replacement benefit for Incapacity Benefit. It explains the structure of the benefit, how and when assessments are carried out and will provide the latest information on how the benefit is being implemented. It is vital that accurate advice is available to claimants of working age with all types of disability and long-term illness in order to avoid their benefit being reduced. The course will provide:

  • Overviews of the new processes of assessment
  • Consideration of medical examinations & evidence
  • Routes to exemption and challenge

This very practical session will provide tips on presenting evidence effectively and honestly to ensure entitlement for vulnerable people.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who deals with benefits for people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, or learning disabilities. (including volunteers and service users).