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Last updated:
13/11/2017

Can I claim Welfare Benefits if I’m living with a mental illness?

Employment and Support Allowance

  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Employment and Support Allowance is a benefit that you might be able to claim if you can’t work as a result of illness or disability – it has replaced Incapacity Benefit, Income Support on disability grounds, and Severe Disablement Allowance.

Employment and Support Allowance is a benefit that you might be able to claim if you can’t work as a result of illness or disability.

You can read detailed information on Employment and Support Allowance in relation to mental health if you’d like to find out more.

Depending on where you live, if you’re not well enough to work, you might have to claim Universal Credit. Find out if you can apply for UC in your area. You can also read more detailed information about Universal Credit.

 

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  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps
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