- For those who were living in a 'Full'/Digital UC service area when they claim - it is called 'New-Style' ESA.
- Contributory / New-style ESA is paid to people who have worked in the past and have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions, (click here for details). There will also be some on Contributory ESA who had been on Incapacity Benefit and who were successful in being transferred to Employment and Support Allowance.
- Contributory / New-style ESA is only paid for one person, the claimant who has paid his/her National Insurance contributions, so it is paid at the single person's rate. (Remember: depending on their circumstances, the claimant may also qualify for some Income-Related ESA to top up Contributory ESA or Universal Credit on top of their New-style ESA).
- Some people may have to wait 7 days before their claim starts, other's will have transitional protection.
- For those in the Work-Related Activity Group entitlement is limited to 365 days.
- Changes from April 2017 mean that some new claimants will get less than those whose claimed before that date.
- For those living in a 'Full'/Digital service are it is called 'New-Style' ESA.
Click on the links below for more details.