Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Can I receive any other benefits?

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aashworth81
aashworth81 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    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/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • aashworth81
    aashworth81 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Ok.Thanks for this guys.
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