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Esa migration confusion

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pinkrose
pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous

I'm am so sorry if this has been asked already but I've been searching and can't find a definitive answer.

I am on contribution based esa support group, with income related top up ?

Will I be migrated to universal credit ?

Will i be worse off on universal credit ?

I understand that migrations will be completed by January 2025.

Just need to know what to expect as im very unwell and need to be prepared.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,108 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes you will be migrated to UC because your ESA is part Income Related. Your contributions based ESA will continue as normal but be deducted in full from any UC entitlement. No, you will not be worse off.

    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.
  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Thanks so much poppy, so just to clarify my esa contribution based will continue to be paid fortnightly ? And the income related top up will be changed to a universal credit monthly payment ? Am I correct in assuming this ?

    I'm so sorry to be a pain.

    Thankyou so much for being a great help !

  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Oops sorry poppy. I totally get it now, one monthly uc payment with the esa cb deducted ? According to a government calculator if I go onto uc I should be £27 a week better off but I don't think that will be the case if they keep me on esa cb, along with uc instead of the esa ir top up .

    I will just have to wait and see.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,108 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, that's correct. CB ESA fortnightly. The UC monthly, with the ESA deducted. You won't be worse off or better off by your CB ESA continuing. There are some advantages to claiming CB ESA along side UC. For ESA you will receive class 1 NI credits but for UC it's class 3. CB isn't means tested and UC is.

    Does your ESA currently include the Severe disability Premium?

    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.
  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Once again, Thanks so much Poppy. No I'm not receiving the SDP at the moment. I'm not entitled as back home living with parents. So don't think I'm entitled to it.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,108 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem. You won't be entitled to SDP unless your parents are either claiming a qualifying disability their self. Or they are registered blind.

    If you are 25 and over because your ESA doesn't include the SDP if you claim UC now then you will be £120/month better off.

    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.
  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Thankyou Poppy...so I can put in a claim now ? Would I still be keeping my esa cb in this instance ?

    Will I still be £120 a month better off if I wait until I'm written to by dwp for migration ?

    If I start the migration process now, Will I have to go through a work capability assessment ?

    I'm so sorry for all the questions....

  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 411 Pioneering
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    Yes you can put in a claim now.

    Yes, you would still be keeping your ESA CB.

    Yes, you will still be better off.

    No, no new WCA, ESA can take a few weeks to talk to UC, it is advisable to make a Journal Note immediately after claiming stating you currently receive IR & CB SG ESA.

  • pinkrose
    pinkrose Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Thankyou so much Kimmy87.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to answer .

  • spb1612
    spb1612 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
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    What is one expected to do during migration from ESA to UC? I am afraid I may miss a deadline or something when I receive the letter. Is the letter just to notify us or to act, such as completion of an application form.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,108 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you receive the letter inviting you to apply you will have 3 months to claim so it's unlikely you will miss it.

    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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