If you are unwell or disabled you may be able to claim Employment Support Allowance, which is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, DWP, to those United Kingdom residents who are eligible. If you are employed, if you are self-employed or if you are unemployed you can apply for Employment Support Allowance. If you have already claimed other benefits such as Income Support or Incapacity Benefit you may be transferred to Employment and Support Allowance. To find out more about Employment Support Allowance the ESA Contact Number is 0800 055 6688.
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If you would prefer to call DWP about ESA directly, here are some of the departments you may wish to contact.
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|Employment and Support Allowance||0345 608 8545|
|ESA Claims Number||0345 608 8545|
|ESA Appeals Number||0345 608 8545|
|ESA complaints number||0345 608 8545|
|ESA Benefits hotline||0345 608 8545|
|ESA Wales Number||0345 608 8545|
|Jobcentre ESA Number||0345 608 8545|
Part of the process of assessment is the Work Capability Assessment. This will assess how your illness or disability makes it difficult for you to work. Following this process you will be placed into a work-related activity group where you will be assessed as you go along or you will be placed into a support group where you won’t be assessed. If you are in this process or want to find out more call the DWP ESA on 0800 055 6688.
You and your partner’s income, your savings and any pension will affect the amount you receive and you won’t qualify if you have savings over £16000. To ask how your income will affect your claim contact DWP ESA on 0800 055 6688.
The financial support that you will get will start at £57.90 a week if you are aged under 25 or £73.10 a week if you are aged 25 and over for the first 13 weeks. This is called the assessment rate. Following the assessment, if you are entitled, you will get £102.15 in the work related group or £109.30 a week in the support group. This stage of the process is quite complicated and you may get more income for a severe disability. To talk to some about your entitlement call the DWP Employment and Support Allowance on 0800 055 6688.
In order to claim you will also need a National Insurance number, a medical certificate, your GP’s address and phone number, your home and mobile telephone numbers, your mortgage or landlord details, your council tax bill, your employer’s address and telephone number and dates of employment or last day worked, your bank account details and details of any other money you are getting, such as benefits or sick pay. Once you have got these details together Call ESA on 0800 055 6688.
To start claiming call ESA support on 0800 055 6688, if you are deaf contact ESA on 0800 023 4888.
If for any reason you disagree with a decision relating to your claim call the ESA helpline on 0800 055 6688.
Do You Want To Complain to the DWP about your claim?
There are many issues to do with the law surrounding the ESA and with the introduction of the MR or Mandatory Consideration means that you might not receive any payments until this has concluded. Only once you have received the right to appeal will payments start or though this doesn’t seem to apply to everyone as there have been some cases of people receiving payments prior to the right to appeal. In a new ruling, once a claimant has appealed payments can be backdated to include the period under Mandatory Consideration. The government introduced Mandatory Consideration to lower the number of appeals as in the past not all the relevant information was included in the appeal in the first place meaning appeals went on for a long time while the information need was gathered. If you are not happy with the way this process is going for you and have already submitted a complaint to the DWP but have not received a satisfactory response you should pursue the Independent Case Examiner by calling the ESA contact phone number 0800 055 6688.
It may be that you want to complain about the way you have been treated during a part of the process if so the ESA Phone Number is 0800 055 6688.
Perhaps you disagree with the medical assessment you received if so the ESA Telephone Number is 0800 055 6688.
Perhaps you disagree with the financial assessment that the Department for Work and Pensions have reached. If that is the case the ESA Number is 0800 055 6688.
Sometimes even after pursuing all these avenues to get what you think you deserve you may find that you have hit a brick wall, so to speak. Why not try contacting you local MP? Make sure you give them all the relevant paperwork and they may be able to help.
ESA Contact Telephone Numbers
ESA Contact Phone Number if you are in England or Scotland - 0800 055 6688.
ESA Phone Number if you are deaf - 0800 023 4888
ESA Telephone Number if you want a Welsh speaker - 0345 600 3018
ESA Number if you are in Northern Ireland - 0800 085 6318
Call ESA to start your claim - 0800 055 6688
ESA support - 0800 055 6688
ESA helpline - 0800 0556688
The main number to contact ESA is 0800 055 6688.
In all instances, you should inform and update ESA with all relevant information pertaining to your claim. If at any time there is anything you are not sure about and you want to ask a question the ESA contact number is 0800 055 6688.
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Department for Work and Pensions head office contact address
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