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Call us today on 0843 902 1844 for assistance with Employment & Support Allowance UK benefits.
What is ESA?
ESA is short for Employment and Support Allowance. It’s a new type of benefits structure that was recently introduced to replace claims for Incapacity Benefit and Income Support at the start of October in 2008. This change in how benefits were managed was needed because the previous methods and processes of claiming those two benefits were convoluted. It was challenging and could put people off ever making a claim in the future.
Nowadays, you can simply call a single number and you’ll get access to all the help and support you need to make a claim.
ESA gives people with milder disabilities and those who are recovering from illness to fit back into their work with ease. Whether it’s a debilitating ongoing illness or a condition that has left you disabled, getting the right ESA support can help you significantly.
If you wish to seek advice about ESA, then call 0843 902 1844 to speak to a helpful member of our support staff.
Applying for ESA
To being applying for ESA, you’ll need to speak to a representative by calling the ESA contact number. You’ll need to answer a couple of simple medical questions, and you’ll likely have to attend a medical assessment to determine what your condition is and how limiting it is.
Before You Apply
It’s best to prepare some documents and personal information to ensure that you can successfully make a new claim the first time. Before you call, it’s important to have the following prepared:
- Medical certificate
- National Insurance number
- Address and phone number
- GP’s address and phone number
- Bank account details
- Income details
- Council tax bill
- Employer information
These are the basics that you’ll need to present before you apply. Once you’ve been approved for the initial medical assessment, you’ll receive benefits for a period of thirteen weeks. You can follow up by calling the ESA contact number on 0843 902 1844 to ask about updates on your claim. During this phase, you’ll be required to undergo tests to evaluate if you can continue to receive ESA benefits after the initial thirteen weeks.
How Much Can I Get?
The assessment rate for the initial 13 weeks is:
- Up to £57.35 a week under the age of 25
- Up to £72.40 a week over the age of 25
Once you’ve finished the initial assessment, you’ll be placed into one of two groups and receive:
- Up to £101.15 per week if you’re in the work-related activity group
- Up to £108.15 per week if you’re in the support group
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0843 902 1844 for more information. Calls to this number cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.