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Are the ESA and the DLA linked?
No, the ESA and the DLA are not linked. ESA stands for Employment Support Allowance and DLA stands for Disability Living Allowance, and they are two separate entities. One does not directly affect the other, which means that if you are rejected by the ESA does not mean that you will be rejected by the DLA as well.
Nevertheless, the DLA has the right to use the medical report you submitted to the ESA among other documents to run a thorough assessment before approving your application. If you happen to be rejected by one, you can still apply for the other. And you also have the option to make a successful appeal in the event of rejection.
Does ESA make payments weekly?
Yes, the ESA makes payments on a weekly basis. The amount of money, however, is entirely dependent on your circumstances and the groups you are involved in. To learn more about it, feel free to reach out to the ESA contact number for customer service to have an agent clarify for you.
Does the ESA record assessments?
Yes, the ESA does record the assessment of medical reports, documentations, and interviews with the applicants. This is to keep a detailed database and to keep track of the applicants’ circumstances and updates. However, you do not have to worry about any leaks of information, because the ESA is always careful with the information they are given and they are obligated to keep it all confidential.
How do I apply for contribution based ESA?
If you happen to be a part of a work-related activity group, ESA will help you for as long as one year. To eligible for another application, you have to do it upon completion in the following 12 weeks. You can apply for contribution as long as you fulfil the following conditions:
- You have made full payments for your national insurance contributions in the last two or three tax years
- You are in a support group because of your worsening health
How do I apply for income based ESA?
This is highly dependent on your current circumstances, though it is no longer a limited version of support from the ESA. The eligibility conditions are varied, and you can reach out to the ESA helpline numbers to have them estimate your eligibility for application. Once they have run through the eligibility requirements, then you can decide if you are eligible for it.