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:
- Independent Living Fund – ILF
- Personal Independence Payments – PIP
- 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.)