When you are faced with a disability or a severe illness, the day to day can prove not only painfully difficult, but can also be full of the unknown. One excellent benefit that you can take advantage of however is the help and guidance of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). And perhaps the finest feature of the government service is how incredibly user-friendly the service is to access and also navigate! Getting started in finding more information on the ESA is quite simple; the easiest way to gather and obtain all of the information you are seeking can quickly be found on the ESA website.
To begin, it is important to understand what services the ESA provides to citizens of the UK and Ireland. If you have recently been diagnosed with an illness or disability,ESA) offers you a number of helpful benefits, including financial support if you are unable to work and if you can work, ESA will provide you personalised assistance. ESA also takes the guesswork out of apply, regardless of if you are employed, unemployed or even self-employed. If you have been claiming other benefits like such as Income Support or Incapacity Benefit you may be transferred to ESA number for further options and additional assistance.
There is of course some information that should be noted if you are in fact interested in pursuing assistance with ESA for your illness or disability. For instance, while your initial claim is being assessed, you are required to complete a Work Capability Assessment in order to better determine the precise extent of how your illness or disability affects your ability to work. If you are entitled to assistance with ESA you will be placed in one of two different groups: a work-related activity group, where you will have regular interviews with an adviser or a support group, where you do not have any interviews. Additionally, what you can potentially receive in terms of assistance is determined by several factors. For example, your personal circumstances (such as your current income), the type of ESA that you are qualified to receive and also where you are at present in the assessment process. If you are curious as to how much you may be qualified to receive, be sure to check out the ESA website. When you click on the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) link that is available via the Overview section, when you scroll to the bottom of the page you can take advantage of the Benefits Calculator for further information and potential financial assistance that you may qualify for.
If you have any questions or concerns be sure to reach out to the ESA at any time for further assistance and guidance. While the vast majority of information you are seeking is more than likely readily available on the ESA website, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information, and knowing is better than going blindly into all of your potential options for assistance, it’s always best to simply ask and know for sure!