Making a new claim to Universal Credit and/or new style Employment & Support Allowance ESA

You can apply for Universal Credit online and ESA by telephone. If you need to make an appointment, call the number you are given when you submit your claim, and explain the situation. If you need to self-isolate, we are ready to provide help and support.


Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), you will be treated as having limited capability for work from the start of your claim without a fit note, an assessment or some form of statutory public health notice.

For more information, contact DWP Gov Benefits