How to Apply for ESA

Call the ESA helpline on 0843 596 3686 if you’re eligible to apply for Employment Support Allowance and unable to work.

ESA, or Employment Support Allowance, is a government benefit to help people who are not able to work due to illness or disability. Or if they do want to work, ESA can help them with getting work if they are able to. If you are eligible for the new benefit Universal Credit, then you might not be able to claim ESA. You can apply for ESA whether you are working or not. This is a guide on how to apply for Employment Support Allowance.

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How to Get a Budgeting Loan

Call the Social Fund on 0843 178 4097 to learn how to apply for a Budgeting Loan.

Crisis Loans are no longer available from the government, but there are still plenty of options for emergency financial support. If you have been on certain benefits for six months, then you could apply for a Budgeting Loan. You will have to pay it back, but the loan can help with immediate living costs. Read this new guide to find out how to get a Budgeting Loan.

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How to Stop Family Allowance

Call the Child Benefit line on 0843 557 3383 to stop Family Allowance today.

Family Allowance is the previous name for Child Benefit, which changed in the late 1970s. You can find out how to claim Family Allowance here. If you are already claiming this and you want to stop Family Allowance, then read this guide. You can also learn why you would need to stop it.

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Maternity Pay for Unemployed

Call the Maternity Allowance helpline on 0843 178 4195 to see if you can claim.

Pregnant people who are in employment can usually claim Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer. However, if you do not qualify for SMP, then there are other options for financial support when you are having a baby. The type of benefits that you can claim and the amount that you can get will depend on your circumstances. Read this guide to see which benefits are available if you are pregnant and unemployed.

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How to Claim Family Allowance

Call the Child Benefit helpline on 0843 557 3383 and claim Family Allowance.

Family Allowance was a government benefit starting back in 1945. Child Benefit began to replace Family Allowance in 1977. What you might call Family Allowance is now Child Benefit. There have been a lot of changes over the years due to the government restructuring Child Benefit. Claims for Family Allowance are claims for Child Benefit today. Read this guide to learn more about Child Benefit, including what you must do to claim.

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