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Will I be worse off from switching ESA to income related?
I was recently contacted by the DWP asking if i wanted to switch from ESA contribution to ESA income related....I'd been on contribution based since ESA first replaced incapacity. There has obviously been a lot in the news recently concerning 'under payments of ESA affecting many people..I was wondering if this is why they have contacted me....?I have in fact applied to switch but I'm now worried I'm going to be much worse off....will I be considered 'a new claimant' and therefore likely to receive the 'reduced rate' for new claimants....?