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Appointee advice please

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rita444
rita444 Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
edited June 27 in Universal Credit (UC)

Hello there everyone . I'm the appiontee for my daughter's pip and ESA . I herd that soon everyone on hb and ESA will be getting migration letters to uc. My question is will I still be able to fill in the online UC form for her as I am her Appointee for her ESA and pip .and how do I let them know that she has an Appointee . I find it a little bit confusing .

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your appointee status will not transfer with her and you will need to go through the process again.

    When you receive the letter inviting her to claim UC as part of managed migration, you should claim as if you are her by giving all of her details.

    Once you submit the claim you will have access to a journal. You need to put a message on there asking to become her appointee and a work coach will arrange that for you.

    You should also put a message on there to tell them she’s in the Support Group for ESA. Even though it’s managed migration they won’t know this until ESA send her details across to them.

    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.
  • rita444
    rita444 Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    Thanks poppy

    What dose becoming a Appointee ,entail regarding UC ,will it mean another face to face assesment . Iv been her Appointee for years. And also for her pip . When I first became her Appointee years ago we had a home visit from DWP and had to sign lots of forms and see me and my daughter . It seems a waste of resources having to do it all again . You would think that UC could get all the info from ESA . Don't see the logic

    Thanks poppy

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not an assessment and never has been. They do visit you at home. When I became my daughter's appointee back in 2017 it was a home visit that lasted about 10 minutes. I just had to sign one form. Unfortunately, UC is a different benefit to ESA and it doesn't transfer over.

    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.
  • rita444
    rita444 Community member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    Hii poppy

    Thanks very much for the information it's all so worrying ,as her pip comes up for review as well next year .

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