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ESA - do my current payments stop?

sandy66sandy66 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I'm on working esa benefit and since June last year waiting to go on support group for health reasons.but as yet still waiting for the Dr to come do home visit. Does this esa in the working one stop in 12 months and have to renew or does it continue and what if I get in support group will I be back paid 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sandy66 Pleased to meet you. Welcome.  The answers you seek  will need to speak to our benefits advisor.

    Please can I sign post to them.  Have you looked at our information on benefits entitled to.


    Take care

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,627 Disability Gamechanger
    Contributory ESA only goes beyond 12 months if you’re in the SG. If you’re not then you’re reliant on means-tested ESA and may or may not qualify depending on your circumstances. If you win SG then you get the difference between the two from whatever the relevant date is. That depends on when the decision says you’re in the SG.
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