💬 Translate this website 💬  

Pay Your Rent Report A Repair Apply For A Home Report ASB
Menu Icon Menu Icon South Liverpool Homes
MY SLH Search Icon

Employment and Support Allowance

Scroll Icon

'New Style' Contributory Employment and Support Allowance: Who can claim?

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has changed to a new contribution-based benefit called Contributory ESA.

To be eligible to make a claim you must satisfy all of the conditions below:

• You must be aged at least 16 and under state pension age (the age at which you can claim the State Retirement Pension)
• You must be in Great Britain.
• You must have a ‘fit’ note from your doctor (You can 'self-certify' for the first seven days, but after that, you will need to be covered by a 'fit' (sick) note from your GP until you have undergone the Work Capability Assessment.)
• You Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from your employer must have ended - ESA cannot be paid for the same period as SSP. A claim for ESA can be made in advance of SSP expiring (SSP lasts for 28 weeks), but the award will not start until SSP has ended. You will need to provide an SSP1 form from their employer to confirm the date SSP ended.

National Insurance

To qualify for Contributory ESA, you must satisfy the National Insurance rules – please ask the benefits advice team to check if new style ESA or Universal Credit is open to you.

We're here to help

It can be confusing so If you need help with your claim get in touch using the form below or call our Benefits and Energy Advice Team on 0330 303 3000 and one of our benefits advisors will call you.

More benefits advice

Benefits Advice Service

Read More

Personal Independence Payment

Read More

Universal Credit

Read More

Follow Us

Get In Touch

Click 'Choose files' below to upload images or documents

By clicking the submit button I agree that SLH will process and store my data in accordance with the privacy policy.

Visit our office

Call into our office or write to us:

South Liverpool Homes


Conleach Road


L24 0TY

Stay Connected

Be the first in the queue to receive our latest news in your inbox.

By clicking the submit button I agree that SLH will process and store my data in accordance with the privacy policy.

© 2024 South Liverpool Homes

South Liverpool Homes Limited is a charitable Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No.31210R and registered with the Regulator of Social Housing L4230. Registered office as above.

Privacy Notice

Accessibility Statement

View this website in other languages