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zigg
zigg Community member Posts: 10 Listener

hi all I haven't received the letter yet bit have no idea what I have to do to claim universal credit when I get the migration letter I was wondering as I claim income related esa and pip and sdp .

whwhat information will I need for this change how do i do it and cab I get help changing filling it all In

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you receive the letter you will have 3 months to claim. Once you submit your claim your Income Related ESA will continue for 2 weeks and then stop.

    If any part of your ESA is contributions based that will continue but be deducted from UC.

    As you’re in the Support Group then you will be entitled to the LCWRA element from the start of your claim. You will not need to be reassessed or need to provide any fit notes.

    Citizens Advice have a help to claim service if you need assistance.

    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.
  • zigg
    zigg Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    tthank you for your help

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    zigg Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @zigg I know it all seems a little confusing, I hope Poppy's answer has helped. You will find a bit more information about migrating to UC here: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/transitional-protection-and-universal-credit

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