Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - How do I challenge an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decision?
Employment and Support Allowance is money for people who have illnesses or disabilities that make it hard for them to work
- Last reviewed 01 April 2020
How do I challenge an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) decision?
The Decision Maker’s decision letter should contain a summary of the findings of the Health Care Professional, and a summary of the points you scored in the Work Capability Assessment.
If you believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can challenge the decision.
The time limits are strict, you will usually be given one month to dispute a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.
- Challenging an ESA decision in England, Scotland or Wales
- Challenging an ESA decision in Northern Ireland