There are difficult times ahead for those of us claiming disability benefits & their carers.The best thing to do is educate ourselves about our benefits,the proposed changes & to keep up to date with them.

News from the DWP:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/newsroom/top-stories/ (scroll down for links)

For IB claimants:


The Work Capability Assessment (ESA)

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Disabled.../esa/DG_172012 (Scroll down for a PDF download for the guide)

Proposed ESA amendment regulations 2011:


There is quite a bit of reading above & some of it is complicated,however it does help to familarise us with the rules & regulations concerning IB,ESA & some of the proposed changes to the benefit system.