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Hogan57Hogan57 Member Posts: 1 Listener
How claim ESA on low rate care high rate mobility wife was career for our son for 25+years he was taken off DLA wife was told she not able claim careers for me de to low rate care JC old her for me to et sick paper &claim ESA for us both i 60 yes wife59

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Hogan and welcome

    Have you out your details into an online benefits calculator ? there is one on here
    If you have any questions please just ask

    CR
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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hogan57 welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the Benefits Advisor category so I hope you can get some support soon.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hi @Hogan57

    If there is no entitlement to Income Support for you or your wife (as Carers) then it is right that you should make a joint claim for ESA.

    What I think you need to check in the scenario you describe, is whether your son's rejection of PIP is correct - if you haven't done so already, request a Mandatory Reconsideration of the decision to see what the DWP reasoning was - if you agree with it, fair enough, continue with the joint claim for ESA, however you may wish to appeal.

    Don't forget to keep Housing Benefit informed of what is happening - there should be no gaps there as it doesn't matter to them what benefit you are on, as long as they know what your income/capital is.

    Hope this helps - do let us know if you need some advice on appealing though!

    Kind regards,

    Mary

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