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  1. Introduction to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

    ESA is a benefit you may be able to claim if your mental health makes you too ill to work. Find out about ESA and mental health here.

  2. How to claim ESA for mental health

    Find out how to claim Employment Support Allowance (ESA) if you live with a mental health condition or experience mental health problems.

  3. What happens after the ESA assessment?

    If you're entitled to ESA , you'll be placed in one of 2 groups; Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG), or Support Group. Find out what these mean.

  4. What is the Work Programme?

    If you have been struggling with mental health issues, the ESA Work Programme provides support to help you get into work. Find out how.

  5. Appeal an ESA decision

    Learn how to challenge an ESA decision if you live with a mental health condition or illness.

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