Disability benefits and support

People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the changes in the welfare system. And they are often dealt a double blow when cuts to their disability benefits tip them into the maze of work and unemployment benefits.

In this section:

  1. Independent Living Fund – ILF
  2. Personal Independence Payments – PIP
  3. Employment and Support Allowance – ESA

(Note: Claimants challenging ESA decisions that have declared them fit for work are increasingly likely to be placed on Jobseeker’s Allowance, and don't get ESA while awaiting a mandatory reconsideration decision, which creates additional problems. For more information, see Work and unemployment on this website.)