Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA and Jobseekers

NorbiNorbi Member Posts: 1 Listener
I too had to go court for ESA but when I was signing for Jobseekers they deducted that period. because you cant have two benefits if you apply for the other one and you are in court you supposed to wait for its decision. go to CAB citizens advice bureau. dont really on my issue because it may be different to you. Go CAB you find out everything. Although i applied for Jobseekers with the advice of CAB so what do they know lol


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Norbi and welcome to the community. Your post looks rather as if it was meant as a reply to someone else? But it is great to meet you.
    In case it helps, you have found a safe place here and are among friends, so please don't be shy of telling us about yourself or of asking any questions. Is there any way in which you think we might be able to help you?

    Warmest best wishes to you,

  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    If your ESA is worth more than your JSA (jobseeker's allowance) then you would get the difference for the period you were claiming JSA. But if your ESA is worth the same amount (which for some people, it is), then there wouldn't be any extra benefit payable for that period. Hope that helps.

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  • tommtomm Member Posts: 231 Pioneering
     the two ESA componnent rates are payable from week 13 onwards of a claim, (backdated) following a benefit decision  that awards either component  LCW /LCWRA  if you have been paid the assessment rate £73.10  or JSA  same rate,
    whilst waiting for a tribunal hearing  and they determin that you are awarded  lwcra (support group) then the component will be backdated to the 13th week of your claim  or WCA  which ever happened first   with lcw (WRAG) if you made your esa claim after 3rd April 2017 there will be no arears owing, because the WRAG component is no longer paid on claims that started after 3rd April 2017
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