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Employment and Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments by duration of claim: update

Employment and Support Allowance – Incapacity Benefits Reassessments: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments by duration of claim – update

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Employment and Support Allowance – Incapacity Benefits Reassessments: Outcomes of Work Capability Assessments by duration of claim – update

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From 27 October 2008, existing benefits paid on grounds of incapacity, that is Incapacity Benefit (IB), Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) and Income Support (IS) on the grounds of incapacity, were replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for new claimants. Between October 2010 and Spring 2014 most claimants who receive IB, SDA and IS paid on the grounds of illness or disability will be assessed to see if they qualify for ESA and to ensure they get the help they need to return to work where appropriate.

Published 21 June 2013