Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
Medical Assessment

ESA is a benefit for people who have a health condition which means they would struggle to work. Anyone making a new claim will need a fit note ( ie sick note) from their GP, but the DWP apply their own test, called the Work Capability Assessment, to determine whether someone will remain on ESA. 

Find out more about the Work Capability Assessment by clicking on the links below. 

ESA50 Form

Claimants must complete a questionnaire about their health problems - more info here.

The Medical

Most claimants must attend a face-to-face medical examination - details here.

WRAG v Support

Some claimants are put into the Work-related Activity Group and others into the Support Group - why?

Substantial Risk

An important 'safety net' within the Regulations - find out more here.