Read: The minefield which is claiming #ESA with a mental illness. #mhuk #ukmh #wca

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A claim for Employment & Support Allowance made on mental health grounds often follows a particularly difficult happening, illness or event. In this article we take a look at how we decide whether someone is entitled to claim. It is not always quite the easy ‘claimant journey’ portrayed by the Jobcentre Plus. A person can find themselves claiming Employment & Support Allowance in different ways, their claim could follow a period onStatutory Sick Pay, it could be a direct claim to the allowance or a person may end up having their Incapacity Benefit related (including those claiming Income Support on the grounds of Incapacity) claimconverted to an award of Employment & Support Allowance.Claims for Employment & Support Allowance can be made solely on mental health grounds or quite often they are combined with physical problems as well. In this article we are only going to be looking at Employment & Support Allowance claims related to mental health problems

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