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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets provide accessible public information on social security law issues...

Work Capability Assessments for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC)

Law Centre NI has received a number of queries concerning ESA and UC claimants who are subject to work capability assessment and who receive a UC50 form and a ESA50 form to complete. We have also received queries about claimants who receive different outcomes following their work capability assessments for UC and ESA. In this document, we answer some frequently asked questions to help advisers and claimants navigate through such situations.

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FAQs: PIP supplementary payments

This FAQ sheet explains what a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) supplementary payment is. Supplementary payments are provided as part of the Welfare Reform Mitigation Package which was introduced in Northern Ireland to mitigate against the harshest aspects of recent welfare reforms.

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FAQs: Motability and PIP

This FAQ sheet explains what the Motability Scheme is and how it interacts with Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

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FAQ: Universal Credit elements

Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit which has been introduced for working-aged claimants. This FAQ explains what benefits UC replaces, who can claim and what the entitlement is.

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