Can we fix the WCA?

Last week saw the publication of the fifth and final independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the test for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).*

Despite High Court ruling the Home Secretary refuses to act on asylum seekers benefits.

Publication date

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
NAT is extremely disappointed to hear that a Home Office review of the asylum support system has found that there is no need to make any increase on the support currently provided to destitute asylum seekers. Insufficient asylum support is one of the key drivers of extreme poverty amongst people living with HIV in the UK. Since 2010, NAT has been calling on the Government to increase asylum support rates to be equivalent to the rate of Income Support.