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Moving home New laws January 2019

aylasnanaylasnan Member Posts: 33 Connected
Am I right in thinking under the change of law this month, that as an ESA support group claimant with SDP entitlement, I can now move to a full UC area and continue to claim housing benefit? Also, will I still recieve SDP with my new claim? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That is correct as from 16th January 2019 those claiming SDP will not be able to claim UC until transitional support protection is in place later this year. If you move your current benefits will not be affected. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/10/made

    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.
  • aylasnanaylasnan Member Posts: 33 Connected
    Fantastic. Thankyou.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    I claim SDP but waiting for home assessment does this apply to me . I amin a support group as well. Sorry to intrude but I would appreciate any advise
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, it applies to everyone that claims SDP. You won't be able to claim UC until transitional support protection is in place.
    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.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    THE 3 YEARS OF MY ESA HAS RUN ITS CAUSE IN OCTOBER WOULD I HAVE CLAIM UC OR WOULD MY ESA CARRY ON
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Your payments will continue, unless you're found fit for work. As you claim SDP you can't claim UC anyway.
    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.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    YOUR A STAR THANK YOU FOR THAT
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome :)
    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.
  • charlie79charlie79 Member Posts: 198 Pioneering
    EVEN THOUGH IM DOING ASSESSMENT NOW WILL I HAVE TO BE REASSESSED IN OCTOBER AS WELL
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They can re-asses you at anytime. The time scale they give you doesn't mean anything, which i why they never put the time scale on decision letters.
    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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