Improvements to benefit eligibility at the end of life

On Monday 4 April 2022, the eligibility criteria for the Special Rules changed for two benefits, namely Universal Credit (UC) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Clinicians can be asked to provide medical evidence (a DS1500 or the new SR1 form) for a benefit claim under the Special Rules process. To support people accessing these benefits and to find out more about the new process and medical evidence form, DWP have published guidance.