Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA AND SDP

Hi everyone I have just passed my reassessment, but waiting for the letter from DWP. My claim of ESA was granted for 3 yr period which ends on the 10th October. I am aware that anyone with ESA SDP cant be transferred until the protection period ins instated. 
Can anyone advise me if they know this is and will my housing benefit still be ok and council tax. ?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    Hi,

    If you claim the SDP on top of your ESA then you can't claim UC, this means that you'll continue to claim housing benefit, at least until the transitional support protection is in place later this year

     An ESA claim doesn't end, unless you're found fit for work. Or you cancel your claim.
    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
    Thankyou. Poppy my guardian angel. That sets my mind at ease. Because I called them to them know that they needed to cancel my apt for  Monday for assessment as I needed a home visit they reviewed all evidence and decided it was all sufficient to back my claim. They called me Tuesday morning and advised they had done a paer based assessment and passed. I'm just waiting for confirmation letter from DWP. It was a big relief.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww thank you @charlie79

    Fantastic news! Relax now, at least for a while :)

    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
    pip due next 
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