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ESA, PIP and UC

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gwennie_15
gwennie_15 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
i am just starting my appeal for esa as to there examer I’m fit for work which I’m not but if I sign on to UC I have to  actively look for work , I do get pip so if I didn’t claim UC and just lived on  my pip would my council look at this as my only income and work out my rebate from that. 

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @gwennie_15, and welcome to the community!

    I hope we can help you with this. Have you tried the online benefits calculator? You put in your circumstances and it tells you what you may be entitled to, so it can be a good place to start.

    You might also want to read our advice on appealing a DWP decision ahead of your ESA appeal. Best of luck with this, and do keep us updated!
  • gwennie_15
    gwennie_15 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I don’t know what that means I’m sorry this is all new to me .
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @gwennie_15, here is the link to check whether you're in a UC full service area, mentioned above by Mike.
  • gwennie_15
    gwennie_15 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thanks pippa 
  • gwennie_15
    gwennie_15 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Yes it is a full uc area .
  • Maraie
    Maraie Community member Posts: 26 Listener
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    Hi I’m in full iv service area ex perineal 
    problem s
    haveing my esa transferable over to uc
  • gwennie_15
    gwennie_15 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    After 8 long months and just 2 weeks to my   Tribunal date uc sent out a letter saying they had looked at my appeal again from January and have now  decided that after all this I am entitled to esa on the support group !!
    i had  Great help from the citizens advice bureau who acted on my behalf and was coming to the appeal with me, don’t EVER  give up your fight as hard and as scary as it is. 
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