DWP - Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Caxton House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9NA
Telephone number:
0800 169 0310
Mobile number:
0800 169 0314
Service description:
If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you financial support if you’re unable to work. You can apply if you’re employed, self-employed, or unemployed.
If you apply for ESA you must have a Work Capability Assessment. If you're deemed eligible for ESA, you will be expected to attend either a Work-Related Activity Group or a Support Group. Failure to attend the Work-Related Activity Group could result in a benefit sanction lasting up to 4 weeks.
Click here for details of how to claim Employment and Support Allowance.
Age range:
16 years - 64 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Assessment (EHA,EHCP,RMC)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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