Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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bobscrufftia3391
bobscrufftia3391 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Could anyone tell me if your single and living alone on CB support group. Do you automatically get IR top up after sending in a change of circumstances eg: Now single and Moved address??

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, you don't automatically get them added. You need to be assessed for the Income related top up. Savings/capital of more than £6,000 will affect this, £1 for every £250 over this amount. For savings/capital £16,000 you won't be entitled to any means tested benefits (income related top up)

    If you move house and the area you've moved to is a full Universal Credit area you wont be able to claim the Income related top ups, it will be Universal credit you have to claim.

    If your area isn't a full UC area then you'll need to ring ESA and ask them to send you the ESA3 form and this will assess your Income/savings/capital.
    Check what's in your area here. https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

    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.
  • bobscrufftia3391
    bobscrufftia3391 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I have filled that form in months ago. They also knew of his change of circumstances everytime I reported a change.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to ring ESA and speak to them then, as they will be the only ones that can answer your questions. Good luck and i hope you get some answers.
    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.
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