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Wrong payments?

steve1571
steve1571 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
I claimed UC from ESA support group on the 17th of October.

I got a letter from esa today saying the following 


A CHANGE IN THE EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT
ALLOWANCE RATE PAYABLE
We have looked at your claim again following a recent change
We cannot pay you an allowance from 31 October 2023. This is
because:
You are required to claim Universal Credit.
You must tell the office that pays your benefit about any change in
your circumstances, and the circumstances of anyone included on
your claim, straight away.
If the information we hold is incorrect your payments may be
wrong. We may owe you money or you may need to pay us
money back. You also risk being prosecuted or having to pay
3
financial penalty.
For details about the changes you must report and how to report
them, please see the enclosed leaflet, visit
www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/change-of-circu
mstances or call the number at the top of this letter.

I thought there was transition payments to help. Is this right ? I received the last payment of esa yesterday of 153
(Couples claim, we both had sdp)

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    The letter is correct because your ESA was all Income Related and this will have ended 2 weeks after you claimed UC. 

    For anything else in the letter then just ignore it. It will be a standard letter. 

    You will be entitled to some SDP transitional protection but this will be included in your UC payments and not paid from ESA. All explained in your other thread here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/111122/uc-standard-identity-appointment-what-to-expect/p1

    How much Transitional Protection you’re entitled to will depend on whether or not your partner claimed carers element of UC. 
    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.
  • steve1571
    steve1571 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
    The letter is correct because your ESA was all Income Related and this will have ended 2 weeks after you claimed UC. 

    For anything else in the letter then just ignore it. It will be a standard letter. 

    You will be entitled to some SDP transitional protection but this will be included in your UC payments and not paid from ESA. All explained in your other thread here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/111122/uc-standard-identity-appointment-what-to-expect/p1

    How much Transitional Protection you’re entitled to will depend on whether or not your partner claimed carers element of UC. 
    Thanks poppy. 

    Is it just a case of my partner updating her journal to claim carers element or should this be an automatic thing ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers element isn’t automatically paid. Your partner will need to report being your carer. They will need to report a change of circumstance and then click caring for someone and report it this way. 
    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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