Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Should I be on ESA?

KMcLKMcL Member Posts: 3 Listener
I have been on top scale PIP with top mobility since November 2017 ,, I also Recieve Income Support,,, which is not much,,, I was told by a friend I should be on ESA and I'm not getting the benifits I'm entitled too ,, can anyone help 

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  • Adam_ScopeAdam_Scope Member Posts: 164 Pioneering
    Hi @KMcL

    Great to meet you and a warm welcome to our community.

    You may find our Employment and Support Allowance page useful

    Do let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

    All the best 

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

    What is the reason why you're claiming Income support. Do you claim Carers allowance for looking after someone or do you have a dependent child under the age of 5?
    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.
  • KMcLKMcL Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes I get carers for my disabled son 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately because all areas are now a full UC are then you won't be able to claim Income related ESA, it will have to be UC. My advice is to stay on Income.
    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.
  • KMcLKMcL Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you i will do as I've heard so many horror story's about UC 
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