Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) | Benefit Rates 2019 to 2020

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you financial support if you’re unable to work and gives personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to.

You can apply for help if you’re employed, self-employed or unemployed.

See also:

How much you may be awarded from April 2019 to 2020 (the rates for 2018 to 2019 are also given)

Employment Support Allowance Weekly Rates



Employment Support Allowance Weekly Rates 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Personal Allowances
Single
under 25 57.90 57.90
25 or over 73.10 73.10
lone parent
under 18 57.90 57.90
18 or over 73.10 73.10
couple
both under 18 57.90 57.90
both under 18 with child 87.50 87.50
both under 18 (main phase) 73.10 73.10
both under 18 with child (main phase) 114.85 114.85
0ne 18 or over, one under 18 (certain conditions apply) 114.85 114.85
both over 18 114.85 114.85
claimant under 25, partner under 18 57.90 57.90
claimant 25 or over, partner under 18 73.10 73.10
claimant (main phase), partner under 18 73.10 73.10
Premiums
enhanced disability
single 16.40 16.80
couple 23.55 24.10
severe disability
single 64.30 65.85
couple (lower rate) 64.30 65.85
couple (higher rate) 128.60 131.70
carer 36.00 36.85
pensioner
single with WRAC 60.85 65.10
single with support component 52.25 55.60
single with no component 89.90 94.15
couple with WRAC 104.90 111.35
couple with support component 96.30 101.85
couple with no component 133.95 140.40
Components
Work-related activity 29.05 29.05
Support 37.65 38.55