Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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New style ESA and unversial credit lwc

Hi there hope your all well. I'm claiming unversial credit with limited work cababilty and was asking should I claim new style ESA employment  allowance and if so how much will I get and does it affect my lwc on unversial credit.  


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,052

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    Hello @ali901. New Style ESA is deducted £ for £ from Universal Credit so for most people there isn't any financial gain for claiming this alongside UC. The exception would be if you have a partner that works or if NS ESA is higher than your UC entitlement. 
    NS ESA has strict eligibility criteria too, which is based on your working history and national insurance contributions. Have you looked into PIP?
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