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esa and uc backdated

magsta222 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
hi ive been on esa assessment stage since 2nd September 2022.
and ive  claimed uc for housing on 4th jan 2023.
i have my health assessment of esa on the 24th jan 2023 if i was to be put in the support group would i be back dated any uc as the calculation is saying i would get £113 per week esa and £168 per month uc


  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    If you are put in ESA Support Group that would start from the 14th week of your ESA claim. I should then be entitled to LCWRA element of UC from the start of your UC claim.

    However, be prepared to have to argue this with UC as they appear to often get this wrong.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • magsta222
    magsta222 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you @magsta222. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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