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DWP issues important update for ESA claimants about interviews and assessments

health condition or disability which limits your ability to work, you may be able to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

New Style ESA is a fortnightly payment that can be claimed on its own or at the same time as Universal Credit. It is a contributory benefit which means you may be able to get it if you have paid or been credited with enough National Insurance contributions in the two full tax years before the year you’re claiming in. DWP recently updated its online guidance for new ESA claimants about: The update follows on from the recent guidance issued about face-to-face assessments for Universal Credit and health benefits delivered by DWP - including ESA.

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