Introduction to benefits for ill-health



This one-day course gives you an introduction to employment and support allowance (ESA) and to claiming amounts in universal credit (UC) for ill or disabled people who are unable to work. Assuming little or no previous experience, this course provides an introduction to the medical assessments that apply for both ESA and universal credit.

The course covers:

  • Who is entitled to ESA
  • Claiming amounts in UC for ill health or disability
  • How the work capability assessment works
  • An introduction to work-related activity
  • An overview of the statutory sick pay system

This course complements Introduction to benefits for disabled people. These courses can be booked together as a two-day course. Other aspects of universal credit are covered in Introduction to welfare rights.