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Employment Support Allowance factsheet

Employment Support Allowance factsheet

Added: 28 May 2012, 12:18

We have a new factsheet on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).  This is a benefit that provides financial help to people who are unable to work because of illness or disability.  It can also provide personalised support to those who are able to work.

Incapacity Benefit, Income Support paid because of an illness or disability, and Severe Disablement Allowance are being phased out.  If you get one of these benefits your claim will be reviewed to see if you can get ESA instead.  To find out more about this please read our Employment Support Allowance factsheet.