ESA replaced Severe Disablement Allowance
Severe Disablement Allowance has been replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). If you already get Severe Disablement Allowance, you will continue to do so as long as you meet the qualifying conditions.
Your Severe Disablement Allowance isn’t usually affected if you:
- do volunteer work
- work for less than 16 hours a week on average and earn up to £120 a week
- work and earn up to £120 a week, if your work is done as part of a treatment programme or is supervised by someone from a local council or voluntary organisation
- work and earn up to £120 a week and are exempt from personal capability assessment
This is called ‘permitted work’.
If your circumstances change
Tell the Department for Communities (DfC) if your circumstances change - this can affect how much you get. The number will be on any letters DfC has sent you.