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The government has announced further restrictions on mixing between households in any indoor setting in County Durham, in a bid to control the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Find out more about the latest measures at Gov.uk: Indoor inter-household mixing restricted in parts of the North East

Employment and Support Allowance


Employment and Support Allowance is a benefit for people who have limited capability for work.

Over the next few years everyone who is currently claiming a benefit for incapacity for work will have to change over to Employment and Support Allowance. Our Icon for pdf Employment and Support Allowance factsheet (F22) (PDF, 584.0kb)  explains how to claim, the assessment process, what claimants should expect, how much benefit is payable and what work claimants are permitted to do while claiming.

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Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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