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Housing benefit on ESA

nadekrkr Community member Posts: 12 Listener
How do I get housing benefit on esa? I already receive esa but not sure how to get the housing
benefit element 



  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 18
    ESA doesn't include help for any rent. To claim help with the rent you will need to claim Universal Credit, unless you're living in either supported or temporary housing.

    If you claim UC any Income Related ESA you're claiming will end after 2 weeks. Any contributions based ESA you're claiming will continue but 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.


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