Welfare Benefits Workshops – March

Lunch Positive will host two workshops during March which will be run by Tim Procter from THT and held at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.

  • Personal Independent Payments: Friday March 7, 2pm – 4.30 pm – Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
  • Employment & Support Allowance: Friday March 14, 2 pm – 4.30 pm – Dorset Gardens Methodist Church

The government has made key changes to the main benefits for sick and disabled claimants.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced with Personal Independence Payments (PIP). All DLA claimants will be required to undergo a new assessment to transfer from DLA to PIP from 2015. If you are experiencing health problems and want to find out how to qualify for PIP this workshop will tell you.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has a difficult Personal Capability Assessment requiring claimants to fill an ESA50 form which may be followed by a medical examination. These assessments need to be repeated for most claimants annually.

Both PIP and ESA have hidden tests with a point scoring system. Learning about the underlying tests and point scoring can help claimants approach the assessment with more confidence and help them decide what issues they need to raise.

To book a place, please complete this form. We will send you a confirmation. Thank you.