What is Employment and Support Allowance?

Definition of Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a weekly benefit payment for people with a health condition or disability that affects how much they can work.

Employment and Support Allowance is available to workers with both short and long-term health conditions, providing that they:

The above criteria may change depending on which of type of ESA a claimant applies for:

Our guide to sick pay for self-employed business owners has more information on how to claim ESA and how much financial support you could receive.

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