- Universal Credit is replacing Income-Related ESA. This means that it is no longer possible for most people to make a new claim for Income-Related ESA (with the exception of claimants with 3 or more children who make their claim before 1.2.19 and claimants who are subject to the Severe Disability Premium ’gateway condition’ from 16.1.19 onwards).
- Contributory ESA is not being replaced by Universal Credit. It is still possible to make a claim for Contributory ESA. The claimant might need to claim Universal Credit too.
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