How ESA is assesssed

ESA looks at how your health condition or disability affects your ability to carry out a list of 18 activities. 

Part 1: Physical 

  • Moving around

  • Standing and sitting

  • Reaching

  • Picking up and moving an object

  • Manual dexterity

  • Communicating

  • Understanding

  • Getting around safely

  • Controlling bowels and bladder

  • Maintaining consciousness when awake

Part 2: Mental and cognitive

  • Learning tasks

  • Hazard awareness

  • Starting and finishing tasks

  • Coping with change

  • Getting about

  • Coping with social engagement

  • Behaving appropriately

Part 3: Eating and drinking 

For each activity you are scored points depending on how much support you need.  Click here to see the ESA points system.

For more information, or for help claiming benefits, please get in touch with our benefits team. We provide initial information and advice to everyone. We provide members of the Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group with more detailed advice, casework and representation. 

Email: benefits@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Tel: +44 114 253 6700

We Need Your Support Today!

Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group.

Address: 

The Circle

33 Rockingham Lane

Sheffield

S1 4FW

During lockdown, please address all post to:

Carolyn Leary

Flat 3
6, Shirle Hill
Sheffield S11 9DY

Email: info@sheffieldmegroup.co.uk

Phone: 0114 2536700

Registered Charity: 1095416

Many thanks to our funders...

© 2020 Sheffield ME and Fibromyalgia Group  Registered Charity Number 1095416 |  Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy

DISCLAIMER:
The inclusion of information of any kind on this website does not imply a recommendation or guarantee of accuracy. Nor are any views or comments necessarily those of the Group. Before embarking on anything different or new, you are advised to discuss this with your doctor.