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  • DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    DWP Easy Read Report about ESA and PIP Assessments

    The Department for Work and Pensions has published an Easy Read version of the government’s reply to the House of Commons Committee of MPs who have been looking into how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are assessed. Documents written in an Easy Read format are written in a way that makes them more accessible to people with learning disabilities.

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  • Underpayment of Disability Benefits due to Government Error

    Underpayment of Disability Benefits due to Government Error

    The National Audit Office has revealed in a report this week that staff at the Department for Work and Pensions have made errors resulting in around 70,000 disability benefits claimants not receiving their full entitlement, between 2011 and 2014 during a government overhaul of incapacity benefits when claimants were transferred from older benefits on to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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  • DWP reports 'empathy' approach works better than sanctions 'stick'

    DWP reports 'empathy' approach works better than sanctions 'stick'

    DWP reports evaluating the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) additional support trials which took place in 2015,conclude that more support for disabled people into work achieves better results in moving ESA claimants towards the labour market.

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  • Farewell to Kathryn

    Farewell to Kathryn

    It’s with pride tinged with sadness that we’ve said our goodbyes to our fantastic development worker, Kathryn Littlewood, who many of you will know and love! Kathryn has successfully applied for a secondment opportunity with the Department for Works and Pensions which started this week.

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