AA Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Attendance Allowance.

AA : Advisernet

DLA Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Disability Living Allowance.

DLA : Advisernet

Medical guidance (adult cases)

Medical guidance for DWP staff who make decisions on adult cases for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

DWP staff guide (adult cases)

DLA for children Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Disability Living Allowance for children.

DLA for children : Advisernet

Medical guidance (child cases)

Medical guidance for DWP staff who make decisions on child cases for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

DWP staff guide (child cases)

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

WCA handbook

Guidance for healthcare professionals who undertake Work Capability Assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

WCA handbook

Pension Credit Advisernet

Detailed guidance on Pension Credit.

Pension Credit : Advisernet

Pension Credit and disability

If someone has a disability and applies for Pension Credit, they may be entitled to extra money and may need to know who to contact.

Pension Credit and help for disabled people

Pension Credit DWP toolkit

Advice and guidance for stakeholders from DWP

Pension Credit toolkit

Pension Credit calculator

Calculator to find out how much Pension Credit someone could get – without giving any personal details.

Pension Credit calculator

Pension Credit: technical guidance

Detailed guidance about what Pension Credit is, how it’s worked out, the eligibility rules and the application process.

Technical guidance

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

universalcreditinfo

Information about claimant’s job search, the claimant commitment, in-work conditionality, sanctions and more. Designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit.

universalcreditinfo

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

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 other benefits

Information on the extra support claimants may be able to get if they receive Universal Credit.

UC : other benefits