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Northfleet70 Scope Member Posts: 21 Listener
Good Evening

just a quick one I’ve just read that the cost of living payment will not be paid to people on ESA contributions why is it contributions always get the raw end I get the same money as ESA means tested 

is what I’ve read true?

however I get LWCRA under UC so do I qualify as last time

Sorry for going on


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
    You’re correct those that only claim New style ESA will not be entitled to any of the £900 cost of living payments. 

    However as you’re also claiming UC if you’re entitled to a payment during the qualifying period (when it’s announced) then you’ll receive the first payment in the Spring. 

    It’s no different to last years cost of living payments and you were entitled to those as I see from a previous thread here
    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.
  • Northfleet70
    Northfleet70 Scope Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Hi Poppy

    sorry I have mental health issues and when I read something I go into panic mode 

    thank you for clarifying 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Absolutely no need to apologise @Northfleet70. Thank you for having the courage to reach out to us. We are all here for you.

    How are you feeling at the moment? Hopefully, you feel less panicked but please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you  :)  
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