AA Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Attendance Allowance.

AA : Advisernet

DLA Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Disability Living Allowance.

DLA : Advisernet

DLA for children Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Disability Living Allowance for children.

DLA for children : Advisernet

ESA Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Employment and support allowance.

ESA : Advisernet

ESA assessment

Most people, after submitting the ESA50 form, will be asked to go for a medical assessment, called a ‘Work Capability Assessment’. The assessments are carried out by the Health Assessment Advisory Service (also known as the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments).

Health Assessment Advisory Service

wcainfo

An adviser guide to work capability assessment regulations and case law

wcainfo

New style ESA

You can get new style ESA on its own or at the same time as Universal Credit. Eligibility will depend on your National Insurance record.

DWP guide to new style ESA

PIP Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Personal Independence Payment.

PIP : Advisernet

PIP assessment

In Watford and the surrounding area (WD and AL, EN, HA, HP, UB postcodes) the assessment is carried out by Independent Assessment Services (formerly ATOS Healthcare).

Independent Assessment Services

pipinfo

An adviser guide to personal independence payment regulations and case law.

pipinfo

PIP assessment guide : Part 1

Guidance for health professionals carrying out PIP assessment activity and for those responsible for the quality of PIP assessments.

Part 1 : the assessment process

PIP assessment guide : Part 2

Guidance for health professionals carrying out PIP assessment activity and for those responsible for the quality of PIP assessments.

Part 2 : the assessment criteria

PIP assessment guide : Part 3

Guidance for health professionals carrying out PIP assessment activity and for those responsible for the quality of PIP assessments.

Part 3 : health professional performance

UC Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Universal Credit.

UC : Advisernet

What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a payment to help with living costs if you’re on a low income or out of work.

Understanding Universal Credit

UC and families

An overview of what Universal Credit means for families and what they will be expected to do in return.

UC : further information for families.

UC and couples

An overview of what Universal Credit means for couples who make a joint claim, including who can make a joint claim and what they will be expected to do in return.

UC : further information for couples

UC and your home

How Universal Credit can help with housing costs and how claimants are expected to pay their landlord themselves.

UC and your home

UC and disability or health conditions

The support that is available for Universal Credit claimants who have a disability or health condition.

UC : health conditions and disability guide