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UC/ESA

millymay
millymay Member Posts: 1 Listener
Any help or advice please

I claim esa(,sick pay) 
After an assessment in January , I was taken off it. 
I had to claim the dreaded universal credit UC
My esa was re instated and back dated. 
Since then however the council have not claimed my rent. ( they say they can't- I have to sign back onto UC)
yet I won my award back onto ESA! 
UC I am worse off more than 150. Per month. ( esa say they will pay the rent if it's claimed by the council) 
They have now given me a seek and possession order.. 
Yet without being given housing benefit I can't pay it. 
Seems ludicrous, as it's the council that claim on my behalf.. 
I have legal aid in place for the possession order.. 
I have written to my councillor, my mp, the head of housing as well as the guardian. 
I have been in touch with age uk and McMillan support. Shelter etc

Unless you can help me get to someone who knows the system . 
Thanks in advance

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Comments

  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    Hi @millymay,

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've been having.

    @Debbie_Scope, can you help?
    Liam
  • Debbie_Alumni
    Debbie_Alumni Member Posts: 932 Pioneering
    Hi @millymay,

    I'd like to talk to you about what's happened with your ESA and Universal Credit to see if I can provide some advice about this.

    I need to know where you live and some other personal information in order to get you the correct information and it's more secure to do this in a private conversation.

    I'm going to send you a private message but just in case it doesn't show up or you don't see it; Please would you contact me at the helpline with your details so that I can arrange a telephone call or an email conversation with you? You can reach me on [email protected] Mark your email for me and if you could post a link to this discussion thread in the email that would be really helpful too.

    Best wishes
    Debbie

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