Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is emz! I can’t get through to the dwp esa dept

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emz
emz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi. I can’t get through to the dwp esa dept . I’ve been trying for two weeks . Anyway I need to buy an automatic car & will have £16.000 in my acct. I’m on esa income related , I’m trying to,ring them to ell them but can’t get through to anyone ! 11k or 12k will go straight on the car so I’ll have about £1000 left after I’ve paid a few bills . Will I lose my esa ??? 

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  • emz
    emz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @emz

    Welcome to the community! :) Citizen's Advice have a page on income related ESA and it says:

    If your total savings are:

    • £6,000 or less, the DWP won’t take any money off your ESA
    • over £6,000 and up to £16,000, the DWP will take money off your ESA – up to £40 each week
    • £16,000 or over, you can't get income-related ESA
    I think the best thing to do would be to keep trying DWP, we've had many people on the forum struggle to get in contact with them at the moment. You could even ask Citizen's Advice too. 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    For Income Related ESA then once the money goes into your bank you'll need to report the changes to ESA. For savings of more than £16,000 all means tested benefits will stop. If any part of your ESA is contributions based then this will continue.
    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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