Welfare reform


  1. Capability for work questionnaire

    Only fill in this capability for work questionnaire (ESA50) if you’re asked to do so – this is not a claim form.

  2. Carer's Allowance claim form

    Use this form to claim Carer’s Allowance by post if you can’t claim online.

  3. UC50 form: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

    Only fill in this capability for work questionnaire (UC50) if you’re asked to do so, this is not a claim form.

  4. Universal Credit: Landlord request for a managed payment or rent arrears deduction

    If a tenant is having difficulty paying their rent, fill in the UC47 form through the online service to request payment of rent from a tenant’s Universal Credit.

  5. Employment and Support Allowance: permitted work form

    Use this form to tell us if you are working, or want to work, while claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Universal Credit advances
  2. New style Employment and Support Allowance
  3. Universal Credit: full service and live service
  4. Universal Credit and other benefits
  5. The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) toolkit
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News and communications

  1. Statement on the changes announced to Universal Credit in the Budget last week and on the Managed Migration regulations
  2. Universal Credit managed migration: reducing the risk to claimants
  3. Welfare reform success with 54,000 benefit cap households taking on more work
  4. Number of children in long-term workless households at lowest level in over a decade
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Research and statistics

  1. Fraud and error in the benefit system: financial year 2017 to 2018 estimates
  2. Draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018: SSAC report and government statement
  3. Benefit sanctions statistics to July 2018
  4. Universal Credit: 29 April 2013 to 11 October 2018
  5. Benefit cap: number of households capped to August 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Work and Health Programme statistics: publication proposals
  2. Moving claimants to Universal Credit from other working age benefits
  3. Universal Credit experimental statistics: future developments
  4. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment second independent review: government response
  5. Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Recovery data for the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme
  2. Work Programme adjustment of referrals
  3. Social Fund account 2015 to 2016
  4. Social Fund account 2014 to 2015
  5. Tackling fraud, error and debt in the benefits and tax credits system
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