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How do I contact ESA NI?

How do I contact ESA NI?

freephone 0800 085 6318 (NI only) textphone 0800 328 3419 (for deaf or hard of hearing users and claimants with speech difficulties) (NI only)

How much is ESA in Northern Ireland?

How much ESA could I get? You’ll normally get the assessment rate for the first 13 weeks: up to £59.20 a week if you’re aged under 25. up to £74.70 a week if you’re aged 25 or over.

Is ESA being phased out?

NOTE: income-related ESA is being phased out and replaced by Universal Credit. If you are making a new claim and live in a certain geographical area (live or full service) your application will be done through Universal Credit.

Who do I ring about my ESA?

You can report a change of circumstances by: calling Jobcentre Plus. writing to the Jobcentre Plus office that pays your ESA – the address is on the letters you get about your ESA.

What happens if I am put in the support group for ESA?

If you are placed in the Support Group, the DWP will re-assess your ability to work periodically. This could be up to every three years at maximum. A full list of descriptors and guide to the ESA Work Capability Assessment can be found on the government’s website.

What benefits can I claim if not working?

Benefits for you If you are not able to look for work, you may be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay or contributory (usually ‘new style’) Employment and Support Allowance. If you are not entitled to these, or need more help, you will usually have to claim Universal Credit.

Are ESA and PIP Connected 2020?

You can get ESA at the same time as other benefits like Personal Independence Payment (PIP). You can’t usually get ESA at the same time as Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Income Support.

What is the criteria for ESA support group?

The ESA Support Group is for those who have such severe health problems that it is unreasonable for the DWP to expect them to be able to work. To be able to claim ESA, you must be at least 16 years of age and below state pension age.

Will I get PIP if I get ESA support group?

The criteria for PIP and ESA are very different. After all, it is entirely possible for someone to claim enhanced rate PIP and work full time. However, if your husband’s ESA was awarded for a descriptor that is similar to one for PIP (such as mobility), it might help to include prof of the award with the PIP claim.

How many hours can I work without it affecting my benefits?

If you claim Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance you should normally either be not working or working on average less than 16 hours a week. Partners of people receiving Income Support/Jobseeker’s Allowance are able to work for, on average, up to 24 hours a week, without their partner’s entitlement being affected.

What happens if you get employment and Support Allowance?

If you receive Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit, you may be able to do some limited work. This is called Permitted Work. If you get Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit and a wage, this could affect income-related benefits you receive, like Housing Benefit or Rate Relief.

Where can I get employment support in Northern Ireland?

The Work Psychology Service delivers employment assessments to a wide range of the people across Northern Ireland with disabilities and health conditions. You can be referred to this service through your local Jobs and Benefits office. The service complements the work of other advisors or practitioners in dealing with complex cases.

Can a person with covid-19 claim employment and Support Allowance?

This information is for Northern Ireland only. If you’re self-isolating or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 do not visit your Jobs and Benefits office or medical assessment appointment under any circumstances. If you’re fit for work but lost your job due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, you should not proceed with a claim to ESA.

Where can I make claim for new style Jobseekers Allowance?

Instead you can make a claim to New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit. ESA will never call you from the number 0800 587 1377. This is the number for the ESA Centre and it is only used for inbound calls to ESA. If you receive a call from this number you should not answer.