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Are we all going to get moved onto universal credit ?

Angiebabes2410Angiebabes2410 Member Posts: 70 Courageous
Well I still haven't heard about my Pip appeal Tribunal yet and my mobility scooter is still causing me problems in my flat since they told me they were going to remove it from the communal hallway without further notice and they were going to destroy it but they still haven't told me whether they are going to give me permission to erect a shed or not this is more than a month now because the day of the removal of the scooter was week commencing the 17th of September, I read somewhere that those of us who are on ESA are going to be put on to this universal credit I don't even know what that is but I read it would be a lot less money because we won't be in a support group they already screwed me over when they told me there was a break in my claim from Incapacity Benefit to ESA even though there was no break they didn't have to give me a migrating claim so they didn't have to pay me the same amount of money so I lost about £60 a week if they do this again I will lose the money from the support group each week I don't know how they expect us to manage when they are causing problems with the DLA to Pip also can someone please explain how this universal credit works


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Those that claiming the old benefits will not have to move to UC until at least 2019 but most likely much later than this, unless a change of circumstances prompts a move across. When we are eventually moved there will be a transitional protection in place to make sure we are not any worse off than we were when we claimed ESA.

    If a change of circumstances prompts a move before that that it's possible that you will be worse off but this will depend on circumstances.

    At the moment there's nothing to worry about.
    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.
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