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.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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Lacey1
Lacey1 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi could someone tell me if I can claim ESA online. This is what I was told by universal credit but I cannot find anywhere that you can do this online thanks 

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  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    Hi @Lacey1,

    I found this information on Citizens Advice's website, which you might find useful:
    Fill in the claim form (ESA1)
    You can start your ESA claim:
    • by phone - an adviser will fill in the ESA1 claim form for you during the call
    You can’t send your claim online.

    Most people apply on the phone - you can get your first ESA payment more quickly if you apply this way. The phone call usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
    The government website also has some useful information on applying for ESA which might be of interest to you.

    I hope this helps. Do let us know if you have any other questions!
    Liam
  • Lacey1
    Lacey1 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi Liam thank you for your reply I will check this out x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Lacey1 said:
    Hi could someone tell me if I can claim ESA online. This is what I was told by universal credit but I cannot find anywhere that you can do this online thanks 
    Is this ESA Income Related or Contributions based? If it's Contributions based and your area is a full universal credit area then you need to claim New Style Contributions based. Otherwise it's just Contributions based. Same benefits different number to ring.
    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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