Employment Support Allowance Appeals
ESA – Employment and Support Allowance
ESA offers people who are ill or disabled:
- financial support if they are unable to work
- personalised help so they can work if they are able to
Individuals can apply for ESA if they are employed, self-employed or unemployed. The can bring an ESA appeal if wrongly refused.
People may be transferred to ESA, which is paid at a higher rate than Jobseeker’s Allowance, if they have been claiming other benefits, like Income Support or Incapacity Benefit.
Those who are deemed eligible to receive ESA do not have to ‘sign on’, show they are actively seeking employment or required to attend a voluntary work programme.
From our experience, this benefit should not be given up lightly. The refusal rate is very high and we have had considerable success in bringing successful appeals.
Our experts are on hand to help to help you in a wide range of areas, including:
- Effectively preparing ESA application and appeal forms
- Obtaining medical evidence
- Drafting submissions on law and fact for tribunals
- Representing you at the Tribunal