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Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance - introduction

The Employment and Support Allowance for people who cannot work because of illness or disability

Employment and Support Allowance - eligibility

The conditions under which you may qualify for Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance - rates

Weekly rates, how they are worked out and how you will be paid

Employment and Support Allowance - how to claim

Details about how to claim Employment and Support Allowance

'Permitted Work' - working while claiming Employment and Support Allowance

The rules about work you may be allowed to do while receiving Employment and Support Allowance  

Changes to Employment and Support Allowance

As part of the Welfare Reforms it is proposed to limit the amount of time Employment and Support Allowance based on contributions can be paid to some customers.

Medical assessment examination

What to expect from a medical assessment and how to prepare for it

After your medical assessment examination

A decision on your claim will be made after the assessment report has been completed

Work Capability Assessment

What the Work Capability Assessment is for and how it works