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To those who are ill or disabled and are not able to work, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is provided to offer financial support. ESA are also mean to provide personalised help so that they can work if they are able to.

Am I Eligible to Get ESA Benefits?

You can apply for help if you’re employed, self-employed or unemployed.

How much ESA will I Get from April 2019 to 2020 ?

If you’re eligible below is the list of current ESA rates for year 2019/20 that you can claim. You can also see the changes in ESA benefits from 2018/19 to 2019/20.

Employment Support Allowance Weekly Rates

2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Personal Allowances
Single
Under 25 57.9 57.9
25 or over 73.1 73.1
 
Lone Parent
Under 18 57.9 57.9
18 or over 73.1 73.1
 
Couple
Both under 18 57.9 57.9
Both under 18 with child 87.5 87.5
Both under 18 (main phase) 73.1 73.1
Both under 18 with child (main phase) 114.85 114.85
 
0ne 18 or over, one under 18 (certain conditions apply) 114.85 114.85
Both over 18 114.85 114.85
Claimant under 25, partner under 18 57.9 57.9
Claimant 25 or over, partner under 18 73.1 73.1
Claimant (main phase), partner under 18 73.1 73.1
 
Premiums
Enhanced disability
Single 16.4 16.8
Couple 23.55 24.1
 
Severe Disability
Single 64.3 65.85
Couple (lower rate) 64.3 65.85
Couple (higher rate) 128.6 131.7
 
Carer 36 36.85
 
Pensioner
Single with WRAC 60.85 65.1
Single with support component 52.25 55.6
Single with no component 89.9 94.15
Couple with WRAC 104.9 111.35
Couple with support component 96.3 101.85
Couple with no component 133.95 140.4
 
Components
Work-related activity 29.05 29.05
Support 37.65 38.55

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