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Do i need another sick note?

mollydolly99mollydolly99 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited January 2019 in Universal Credit
I've been on ESA limited work activities for few years moved to new home in October 2018 which was a universal credit area so support worker set me up on this got a sick note for four months as uc required this(even though didn't need one on ESA) they have just asked for another one . I've also been swapped to new ESA  with limited work activities. Do I still need another sick note?

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

    You shouldn't have needed a sick note to start with because you were in a group for ESA and you should have been placed in the relevant group for UC.

    Not sure what you mean by "you've swapped to new ESA" New style ESA is contributions based and only for those that have paid enough NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years before your claim started.
    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.
  • mollydolly99mollydolly99 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi [email protected]
    I thought that...but was told because I worked back in 1994 Should have automatically been put on contribution ESA when 1st claimedl years ago. Also another benefit officer stated because I paid insurance through ESA then I automatically would receive con ESA??
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Were you originally claim Incapacity benefit? before claiming 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.
  • mollydolly99mollydolly99 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    No Severe disability and income support 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Income Support only pays NI credits towards your state pension and this won't entitle you to claim New style ESA because you need to have worked and paid NI contributions to be able to claim this.

    If you were in a group when you were claiming ESA the DWP should have honoured that decision and placed you in the relevant group for UC. If they haven't then you need to put a note on your journal and tell them which group you were previously in.
    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.
  • mollydolly99mollydolly99 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks poppy123456. Very useful information. :) 
  • 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.
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