Guidance

Decision makers’ guide: Vols 8 and 9: Employment and Support Allowance: staff guide

Guidance for DWP decision makers on decision making and appeals.

Documents

DMG Vol 8 Ch 41: ESA conditions of entitlement

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 42: Limited capability for work and limited capability for work-related activity

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 43: Membership of the household

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 44: Normal amount payable and components

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 45: Advance awards of ESA(IR), transitional issues and migration

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 46: ESA – Payment questions

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DMG Vol 8 Ch 47: This chapter is spare

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DMG Vol 8: Amendment 22, October 2016

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DMG Vol 8: Amendment 21, June 2016

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DMG Vol 8: Amendment 20, February 2016

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DMG Vol 8: Amendment 19, October 2015

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DMG Vol 8: Amendment 18 – June 2015

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 48: General rules on income

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 49: Earnings of employed earners

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 50: Self-employed earners

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 51: Income other than earnings

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 52: Capital

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 53: WFHRA, WfI and disqualification

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DMG Vol 9 Ch 54: Special cases and urgent case payments

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DMG Vol 9: Amendment 22, June 2016

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DMG Vol 9: Amendment 21, February 2016

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DMG Vol 9: Amendment 20, October 2015

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DMG Vol 9: Amendment 19 – June 2015

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DMG Vol 9: Amendment 18 – February 2015

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Detail

This guidance is for DWP staff who make decisions about benefits and pensions. It helps them make decisions that are accurate and consistent.

The introduction of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment affects the guidance DWP staff use.

DWP decision makers now use Advice for decision making (instead of the DMG) for decisions that involve:

Why we publish this guide

We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.

Information for claimants

Information for claimants about eligibility and how to claim: