Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 come into force

Implementation date: 27 October 2008

The regulations set out the conditions of entitlement and benefit regulations for the new social security benefit, employment and support allowance. Employment and support allowance is payable to those who claim benefit on the basis that they have, or are treated as having, a health condition or disability that affects their ability to work. It is be payable in respect of new claims arising from 27 October 2008. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.