Employment Support Allowance

Employment Support Allowance

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What Is ESA

ESA Contact NumberEmployment Support Allowance (otherwise known as ESA) is financial support that may be available to you if you are ill or disabled and therefore unable to work; if you are ill or disabled and still able to work, you may receive personalised work-related support to enable you to do so. The quickest way to apply is by calling the ESA contact number you will be asked a series of questions, and can book an appointment at your local Jobcentre Plus office to start your claim. The ESA contact number is available to call Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, and may incur a charge.

If you’re currently claiming benefits such as Incapacity Benefit, Income Support, or Disability Living Allowance (DLA), your benefits may switch to, or be incorporated into, ESA.

Q. How will my be eligibility assessed?
While your ESA claim is being processed, you will undergo a Work Capability Assessment. Which will show how your disability or illness affects your ability to work. You will either be placed in the work-related activity group (you will have to attend interviews with an adviser). Or the support group (you will not have interviews).

Q. Who is entitled to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)?

 Regardless of whether you are employed, self-employed, or unemployed. If you are ill or disabled, are under State Pension age, are not getting Statutory Sick Pay or Statutory Maternity Pay, and you haven’t gone back to work, and are not getting Jobseeker’s Allowance. You may be entitled to ESA. Even if you are working you will be entitled to claim Employment and Support Allowance (contribution-based).

Q. How do I claim ESA?
The quickest way is to call the ESA is (0843 455 0080) and follow the instructions to place your claim as soon as possible.

Q. How much money will I receive?
This depends on multiple factors, but for the first 13 weeks after you submit your claim, you will receive:
(if you are under 25 years old) up to £57.90 a week.
(if you are over 25 years old) up to £73.10 a week.

Once your claim has been approved and processed, you will receive:
(work-related activity group) up to £102.15 a week.
(support group) up to £109.30 a week.

If you are on income-related ESA and are in the support group, you’re also entitled to the enhanced disability premium at £15.75 a week. You may also be eligible for the severe disability premium at £61.85 per week.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Q. Is there only one type of ESA?
There are two types:
1. contribution-based ESA – this is based on your National Insurance contributions.
2. income-related ESA – if you’re on a low income, you will usually receive this on its own or on top of your contribution-based ESA. read more…

Q. Can my ESA be taken away?
You may lose some of your claim if you do not attend interviews with your adviser or comply with the agreement you’ve made with your adviser. You should inform your ESA adviser if you have a good reason for missing the interview (such as a hospital appointment). If you do not, you will receive a ‘sanction letter’. If a decision to give you a sanction has been made, you will receive another letter and your benefits will be affected. This reduction can last for up to 4 weeks after you begin attending interviews and activities again. Claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, you should contact your local council immediately, they will advise you on how to continue receiving support.

To find out if you are entitled to ESA, please call the ESA Number Below within the opening times provided.

ESA Number & Opening Times.

ESA Number0843 455 0080
ESA OfficeE S A Wolverhampton.
Post Handling Site B.
WV99 2GP
ESA Opening Times:Monday to Friday. 8am – 6pm

ESA Contact Number 0843 455 0080.

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