Employment Support Allowance is for young people who are ill or are disabled. It offers you financial support if you are unable to work, or personalised help so that you can work if you are able to. It is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.
You will have a work capability assessment to see if you are eligible, and what type of additional support you will need.
You can find more information, check your eligibility and claim via the Employment Support Allowance section of Gov.uk (external link).
The quickest way to apply for Employment Support Allowance is by:
- Phone: 0800 055 6688
- Textphone: 0800 023 4888