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If you get turned down esa review do you claim income support and housing?

Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
edited January 2019 in Disabled people
If you get turned down esa review do you claim income support and housing no one from dwp explains the bad news to you I can’t use my hands and can’t walk much how will I manage x

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    No, it's not possible to claim Income support anymore because all areas are a full universal credit area. If you did get found fit for work then it would be universal credit. If you claimed UC then you won't be able to go back onto ESA.

    There's at least a 5 week wait to receive your first payment when claiming UC for the first time. If you claim UC then your housing benefit will transfer to this, along with tax credits, if you claim it.

    If you're found fit for work then come back to the forum to ask for advice, like i advised on your other thread. Then someone will advise you. Try not to think the worst because not everyone is found fit for work, even if it feels like they are.
    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.
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Thank you sorry for asking same question 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome and no worries :)Good luck with your ESA.
    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.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    From @Dotty123 on another discussion:
    Poppy how do I contact esa my dr sent report in when went for medical woman said hasn’t got it it would of went somewhere else she should of had it with her on my ass day x
    @poppy123456, can you help?
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