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ESA to UC and the ESA under payment
I was placed on contribution based ESA from contribution based incapacity benefit. Been informed by DWP this was wrong and I should have been assessed and placed on income related ESA. Because I lost the mobility component from my benefits I was taken out of the support group which meant I could only receive contribution based ESA for 365 days. Once I completed 365 days I was advised as I live in a pilot universal credit borough that I had to apply for UC. My issue is this if I should have been on income related ESA I would not have had to apply for UC. UC does not have the severe disablilty premium and from the info I read only those people who are part of the 'managed migration' qualify for transitional protection. Will I be taken off UC and put back on ESA? Who should I be contacting to address this mistake. No one is paid to care for me I am classified as homeless (sofa surf) which has been the case since 2014. I have asked UC and enquired to the ESA number on the ESA3 form I completed and sent back in November 2018?
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