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Can I receive any other benefits?

Hi this is Alex. I am currently in receipt of the lower rate care component of DLA which I receive monthly. Since I have been married ( 8 years) I have lost a considerable amount that really helped me. I have recently tried to apply for ESA but was refused as I said I am working which I am but only for myself and part time as a gardener ( which could be classed as therapeutic earnings) Can I receive any other benefits? I sense the outcome may be no but it's worth asking.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA is for those who are unable to work or have a limited capability to work, as you're currently working then no you won't be able to claim ESA.

    Pop your details into this benefits calculator and it will tell you what you could possibly claim. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're still claiming DLA you will eventually be invited to claim PIP as DLA no longer exists. When using the benefits calculator you will need to put your partners income in there as well, it will then tell you what you could claim.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • aashworth81aashworth81 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Ok.Thanks for this guys.
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