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Non dependent reduction whilst on Universal Credit and in receipt of DLA?

After receiving esa for several years and dla high rate due to breast cancer , i had to go too an assesment last year and lost all my esa even though i have been diagnosed with other medical conditions , i have been  made to look for work even though i am undergoing a second operation next month for breast re construction , i am still receiving dla as yet not been invited to apply for pip , what i am concerned about is that i have lost £16 a week on my housing element since going onto Universal Credit as i have a non dependent daughter , i have been told that i should not have lost it as im still in receipt of dla ?

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  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    Why were you moved to UC what was the change in circumstance, or did your area go full service?

    The housing element is what dwp decides and isn't decided by the council. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,733 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no non dependent deductions for someone is receipt of PIP/DLA.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Housing-overview-Universal-Credit

    DLA isn't relevant here, Universal credit by the looks of it requires you to inform them as you would have before.
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  • diana06
    diana06 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi i lost my esa so had to to make a claim for universal credit as im in full service area , and that is when my housing allowance element of it went down by £16 a week due to having a non dependent , although it hasnt affected my council tax rebate as im still receiving dla , i rang universal credit and got told its correct ?
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,217 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi diana and welcome

    Have you asked for a ESA mandatory reconsideration/ Tribunal appeal ?

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • diana06
    diana06 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes done the mr and that didnt change anything , dont think ive got the fight to go to tribunal with having a forthcoming op , im 62 years old and its affecting my health a lot with the stress of it all 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,733 Disability Gamechanger
    diana06 said:
    Yes done the mr and that didnt change anything , dont think ive got the fight to go to tribunal with having a forthcoming op , im 62 years old and its affecting my health a lot with the stress of it all 
    It's not unusual for the decision not to change at MR stage because only 20% of them do. The best chance is Tribunal and appearing in person. As you're now on UC you won't be able to go back onto ESA though but you'd have backpay if you won your Tribunal, always worth taking it this far.

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