Reduction of Employment and Support Allowance (‘ESA’) from injury pensions finally gets put on to the statute books.
Our advice to our members remains the same.
You will need to make an application to the DWP for ESA and also Industrial Injuries Disability Benefit (‘IIDB’), as both are now deductible benefits from an IOD award.
If successful with an application, the equivalent amount of money will be taken off your injury pension. They may only deduct money in relation to your qualifying injury.
If unsuccessful with the DWP, please do not worry. Forces will not deduct any monies, but they will need to see that pensioners have applied and failed, so please ensure that a copy of your refusal from the DWP is forwarded to your force.