Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Hello everyone, does anyone know if I claim esa I have marfan syndrome I suffer mainly with fatigue and pain, I don't know where to turn for help thanks everyone for any advice

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,398 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome, ESA will depend on how you illnesses, disability affects you in relationship to the ESA descriptors. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,980 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Whether or not you can claim ESA will depend on your circumstances. New claims for Income Related ESA aren't possible because all areas are now a full Universal credit area.

    If you've paid enough NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years then claiming New style contributions ESA maybe possible. You'll need sick notes from your GP and evidence to support your claim.
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