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Hi, my name is NDmummy! Anyone know if this would be support group or what it means?

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NDmummy
NDmummy Community member Posts: 12 Connected

Hi I'm an ND mum to a hoard of ND peeps and a designer gene diva.

Have had to fight for them for support at school, to receive benefit entitlements, so have done the DLA, ESA, rodeo many times, MR's, appeals tribunals. UC is at times a mystery that just keeps giving, headaches usually. Just currently chasing a decision from phone WCA of eldest ,

Have the forms for PIP for myself , not sure if I have the energy.

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  • NDmummy
    NDmummy Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    NDmummy Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    just found a 2019 entitlement letter about ESA eldest son, no mention of type support, LCWRA LCW, just amounts living expenses £73.10 and says extra because of the Disability Income Guarantee £16.80,

    Anyone know if this would be support group or what it means, Thanks

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    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Heya @NDmummy and it's a warm welcome from me too. 😁

    UC is a bit of a maze when it comes to finding answers, but we've got some very knowledgeable regulars here who I'm sure will help you out with answers.
    I'm not great with ESA unfortunately, but again, the regulars will be along soon I'm sure. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. 😊

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    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,193 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome @NDmummy, Depending on your son's age, you can have a look at the rates from that year here, do you think any of these figures make sense for your son? I'll pop your post over to our ESA section where more of our members can find it and offer their thoughts 😊

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  • NDmummy
    NDmummy Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Have no idea what I'm doing 😥

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,979 Disability Gamechanger
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    Disability Income Guarantee is otherwise known as Enhanced Disability Premium.
    LCWRA is Support Group for ESA and LCW is WRAG.

    LCWRA and LCW refer to Universal Credit. Support Group and WRAG refer to ESA.

    If he was in the Support Group it would say the Support Group component on the letters. As there’s no mention of that then he was likely in the WRAG at that time.

    May I ask what’s the reason for your questions?

    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.
  • NDmummy
    NDmummy Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    @poppy123456 no problem, eldest son 32, Aspergers who decided at 30 maybe it was time to have his own place is having some problems. He was in the support group for a while on ESA then they'd take him out , the Manager at Job centre and her staff all said it was wrong, so they put him back in support but the chopping and changing went on for a few years. When he moved June/July 21 it caused him having to move to UC. He has always had problems with DWP so I have always been "that woman" and supported him, I was not firing on all cylinders for a few years, so dropped the ball and lost track. So there has been some discussion about what he gets and if it is right, income maximisation are going to try and help clear things up. She had asked if he was in support before he moved to UC and we had no idea because he kept getting reassessed she said if we could find anything from that time it would help. She said if not we may need to get reassessed before things can be sorted. We then realised that we are waiting for a decision from a telephone WCA on 20th March this year, apparently they should have let us know by now but we hadn't chased it as there is so much going on, cancer scares, illness, him facing eviction from his house, council being less than efficient in helping. SORRY you asked now 😂, he has just been getting standard allowance for his age and housing benefit. He was starting to struggle, tops up his rent by just over £100 a month and when it changed hands last year the new landlord wanted to put his rent up , he wanted a £724 deposit immediately and said as a favour he would only put rent up to £625 and he would let him pay £575 as he was already there. It's a 2 up 2 down and it's not been looked after. So he served a Sec21 late last year eviction date 21st Jan, He told son couple weeks ago he knew housing benefit had gone up so he would accept £650 4 weekly, then yesterday he got a letter from solicitors telling him he has 14 days to respond as they are doing an accelerated eviction. He's in bits, he doesn't want to stay there as it's making him ill but having trouble getting a look in on Social housing. He is down for a 2 bed , but because things didn't get sorted for over 12 months, council not us, he is basically bottom of the queue. Hoping his HO is in Monday and we can actually get hold of her, up the wall, then he hands me his PIP forms he got them Thursday but it says they have to be back by 19th, I have some PIP forms for me supposed to be back 14th and I have run out of GIN,,,,,

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