Welfare Changes - Employment and Support Allowance Information

Date published: 03 April 2017

The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 will limit the amount of time that contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(C)) can be paid to some customers. It has also removed the special conditions that allowed some young people to get contribution-based ESA.

Further, from 3 April 2017 the Work Related Activity Component will no longer be paid to new Employment and Support Allowance claimants placed in the Work Related Activity Group; and Permitted Work will no longer be limited to 52 weeks.

Find out more in the documents below.

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