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Am I on the right ESA?

Angie59Angie59 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi iv no idea about esa. Im on contributions based and claim industrial injuries. Im disabled and i get full pip. I worked a few years and paid my stamp,but due to accident at work i had to retire ,im just wondering if im on the rite esa ? I was on incapacity benefit then changed to esa,am i claiming the rite benefit any help will be appreciated angie .im in the support group. 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Angie59   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    There will be members of our community or a member of our team will be able to advise you.

    Have you contacted CAB they may advise you further.

    Please ask if we can help and advise anything some one will know.

    Please have a look a round our website.  Lots of information advice from our community. We are friendly.

    Please take care.

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @Angie59

    Welcome to the community. Thank you for sharing this with us. Some of our members may be able to answer your questions soon. You may find our ESA page useful. 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Angie59 said:
    Hi iv no idea about esa. Im on contributions based and claim industrial injuries. Im disabled and i get full pip. I worked a few years and paid my stamp,but due to accident at work i had to retire ,im just wondering if im on the rite esa ? I was on incapacity benefit then changed to esa,am i claiming the rite benefit any help will be appreciated angie .im in the support group. 
    Hi,

    Industrial injuries benefit doesn't affect contributions based benefits but it's counted as income £1 for £1 when claiming Income related tops ups on your ESA. It's difficult to advise without knowing all your circumstances. I'd advise a visit to your local advice centre for a full benefits check.
    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.
  • Angie59Angie59 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thankyou for your help i will check it out much appreciated. 
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