Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Random first payment amount

Alpine88Alpine88 Member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi all 
So I just got my first my ESA payment. It was for £114.88

Does this make sense to anyone? How often is it paid? I was under the impression I get work related amount until they're able to do the f2f assessment and hopefully put me in the support group. 



  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

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    Hello @Alpine88. It's possibly to do with the rate increasing slightly on 6th April. 

    ESA is paid every 2 weeks and your thinking is correct, you should receive the assessment rate (£58.90 a week if you're under 25 and £74.35 if you're over 25) until you are assessed and hopefully put into the support group
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