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New style esa payments on maternity leave

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anxious_annie
anxious_annie Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi 👋 I am new here! I’m looking for some advice please 🥰
If you already receive new style esa and in a support group then you have a baby and now on maternity leave
are you still entitled? 

I have looked everywhere and can not find the answer ☹️

Thanks,

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can't claim Maternity Allowance and New style ESA at the same time because they are classed as overlapping benefits.

    Have you used a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit? If you live with a partner you'll need to claim as a couple. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming. If you claim both of those benefits together the ESA will be deducted in full from any UC entitlement.


    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.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can't give you advice on this topic but I just wanted to congratulate you on your news that you are pregnant. Do you know what's your due date.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @anxious_annie and congratulations from me too on your impending arrival. I hope all goes smoothly for you  <3

    I wondered if you'd had time to read Poppy's message and tried out a benefits calculator? Please let us know how you get on, or if there's anything you remain unclear about.

    Best wishes to you and your family at this special time.
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