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Employment and Support Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Any ESA claim made from April 2017, who are placed in the work related activity group will receive the same amount of income as someone on Jobseekers Allowance, as no additional component will be paid.

For anyone already in receipt of ESA, prior to April 2017, the additional component will still be paid.  For those claiming ESA that are placed in the support group, even if they have claimed after April 2017, an additional component/monies will still be paid.

If you have any questions, pleae contact Tracy Doran our Income Maximisation Officer Tel No 01786 431921 or e mail