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Esa change of circumstances

wanda36 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
I’m not sure if this will affect esa I am getting changed over to the Scottish disability benefit in March and will be applying for the mobility I am entitled to it but the accessors for pip decided I wasn’t would this affect my esa and make me change over to uc I wasn’t sure if they’d class it as a change of circumstances I will also be applying for the disability premium I was told i can claim both the disability and severe premium together will this also be classed as a change of circumstances thanks 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,360 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
    No, it's not a change of circumstances that will prompt a move to UC. The disability premium of £36.20/week is not payable when claiming ESA, it's only paid when claiming either JSA or Income Support.
    For the Severe disability Premium (SDP) you must be living alone or classed as living alone and no one must be claiming either carers allowance or carers element of UC for looking after you. If this applies and you're currently in receipt of daily living PIP then you'll be entitled to the SDP now. (providing your ESA is Income Related.)
    The Enhanced disability premium (£17.75/week (single person) is automatically paid when claiming Income Related ESA.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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