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AFB
AFB Member Posts: 64 Courageous
Ive claimed for Universal credit after change of circumstance but before claim UC i was on ESA income related support group. So I wanted to ask will the UC backdate my the disablity element for the date of UC claim as they are awaiting for ESA to send them my ESA claim information. How doea the backdate and process.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,609 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    As you were previously in the Support Group for ESA then DWP should honour that decision and give you LCWRA but this can take a few weeks for them to send the information across. If they haven't done this within a few weeks then you need to contact ESA and ask them to send the information to UC. Then ring UC or put a note on your journal telling them you were in the Support Group for ESA.

    Any money owed will be back dated. Any money received from ESA after you claimed UC will be deducted from your UC.
  • AFB
    AFB Member Posts: 64 Courageous

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