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Challenging an Employment and Support Allowance decision - What are my options?

Find out more about Challenging an Employment and Support Allowance decision.

What are my options?

If you think an Employment and Support Allowance decision is wrong, either because you have been refused it or have not been put in the support group, you may be able to:

  • Ask for an explanation

  • Have the decision looked at again

  • Appeal against the decision

This guide takes you through these options.

Applies to: England, Scotland and Wales

If you live in Northern Ireland you will follow a different appeals process. See Challenging an Employment and Support Allowance decision (Northern Ireland).

Advice: If you need advice about a benefits or tax credits decision, you should contact a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool (link opens in a new window) to find a local one.

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