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Am I on the right ESA?

Angie59
Angie59 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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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 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_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 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. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,255 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.
  • Angie59
    Angie59 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thankyou for your help i will check it out much appreciated. 

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