Welfare rights news

14 March, 2017

Changes to the ESA exempt work and hardship payment rules in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

14 March, 2017

Removal of the ESA work-related activity component in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments to prescribed diseases for industrial injuries disablement benefit

New DWP guidance

14 March, 2017

Disregard of pensions paid to victims of National Socialist persecution

New DWP guidance

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments relating to benefits and pensions uprating 2017/2018

New statutory instrument

14 March, 2017

Miscellaneous amendments relating to contracted-out schemes and graduated retirement benefit

New statutory instrument

13 March, 2017

Amendments to PIP daily living activity 3 and mobility activity 1

New DWP guidance

13 March, 2017

Disregard of payments from the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme when calculating means tested benefits

New statutory instrument

13 March, 2017

Earnings factors for the calculation of an additional state pension

New statutory instrument

10 March, 2017

Earnings thresholds introduced in universal credit to limit automatic entitlement to full help with health costs in Wales

New statutory instrument

10 March, 2017

Amendment of the benefit cap earnings exception threshold for universal credit claimants

New DWP guidance

10 March, 2017

Removal of the work-related activity component in ESA and introduction of the two child limit in universal credit in Northern Ireland

New statutory rule

10 March, 2017

Commencement of bereavement support payment from 6 April 2017

New statutory instrument

10 March, 2017

Fees in respect of administrative expenses incurred by Secretary of State in making payments of mortgage interest direct to lenders

New statutory instrument

9 March, 2017

35 per cent of ESA claimants placed in support group after initial assessment

However, new DWP statistics also show that initial ESA assessments have the highest fit for work outcome rate at 47 per cent

9 March, 2017

Social security tribunal receipts up 47 per cent compared to the same period last year

New statistics from the Ministry of Justice highlight that the increasing trend is driven by PIP and ESA appeals

9 March, 2017

Disregard of payments and reimbursements of costs of pensions advice when calculating Class 1 National Insurance contributions

New statutory instrument