That final point is important as it is not possible to get New Style ESA if the claimant is getting Statutory Sick Pay from an employer.
A claimant can apply for New Style ESA up to three months before their Statutory Sick Pay ends.
Claimants may be required to attend a work capability assessment so the DWP can understand their illness, health condition or disability that affects their ability to work.
For claimants of both Universal Credit and New Style ESA, only one assessment will need to be attended.
People who already have face-to-face assessments booked in will not need to attend them at the moment, the DWP will contact these claimants to inform them of what to do.
Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 07:02:00 +0000