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Changes to the Employment and Support Allowance regulations

The 2010 Drug Strategy made clear the government's intention to amend the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) legislation so that people accessing drug or alcohol residential rehab become automatically entitled to ESA on the basis that they have 'limited capability to work'. Previously, automatic entitlement only applied to people who were receiving medical or other treatment as an inpatient in a hospital or similar setting and under the direction of medical staff.

Read more about these changes here and here.

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