Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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palmer1967
palmer1967 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I am on esa suppert group n dla enhancement .my son has started work self employed so not guaranteed most he bring out is 200 .how much esa will i lose as he was my care too which i gta stop .he nva claimed benefits at all when left college .really worried will my esa stop as have bipolar n will my hb go full rent plz help x

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @palmer1967

    A very big welcome to our online community/website.

    We have got lots off info with regards to Benefits on our home page.

    Thereis also a Benefit Calculator where you can find out what you are able to claim for.

    We have also got a Benefit Advisor which would be a good starting point for you.
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    Hi @palmer1967,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I'm sorry to hear about the situation you are in - it sounds like a really stressful time for you.

    As @steve51 mentions above, we do have an Ask a Benefits Advisor category, which I have moved this post into. @BenefitsTrainingCo, can you help?
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi palmer1967,

    Your ESA should not stop just because of your son's circumstances and neither should your HB. If you are receiving DLA there should still be no charge deducted from your Housing Benefit because your son has started work. I can't see how your benefits will be affected at all.

    Lee
    The Benefits Training Co:

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