Social Security Advisory Committee - ESA loophole consultation

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is considering the government’s intention to close a loophole it believes is currently being exploited by some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants. 
Publication Date: 10.12.2014

Claimants whose award of benefit has ended after a Work Capability Assessment determines that they do not have limited capability for work will no longer be able to make a successful repeat claim for benefit unless their health has deteriorated or changed. The committee will be hosting a small number of workshops in the coming weeks to gather evidence on the potential impact of this proposal which might extend to those with a legitimate claim.

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