Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA

Hi can anyone tell me if  I am getting the correct benefits,I get ESA Contribution Based,I get Severely Disabled payment and Disability Income Guarantee/I am in the support group, I also get the lowest element of PIP Daily Living component as I live alone and care for myself,  I am confused as I have read on this site ,That you can only get these elements if you are on the Work Related element of ESA I was awarded these until April 2019.so I am now getting over anxious again as I will l prob be called for a medical by ESA and Pip, soon.I am trying to prepare myself,  (As if any one can I am already sick with sorry and anxiety,please any help will be much appreciated,regards to all , so good to have a forum to ask 

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    ESA has got everyone sick and worried I’ve been 2weeks no money food gas electric waiting for appeal then tribunal hope you keep your benefits good luck 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You read incorrectly.

    Yes you're claiming the correct benefits. Disability income guarantee or the Enhanced disability premium as it's also known as, is automatically paid when in the Support Group. The severe disability premium is paid in on any rate of income related ESA and also JSA and Income support.
    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.
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Hi any ideas to help council says because I’m appealing they may not pay my rent can you advise I rang esa man says can’t go on USA as il be condradicting myself for mr going on USA appealing can’t work thank you 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Dotty123 said:
    Hi any ideas to help council says because I’m appealing they may not pay my rent can you advise I rang esa man says can’t go on USA as il be condradicting myself for mr going on USA appealing can’t work thank you 
    Dotty, i gave you advice about this. You can definitely claim housing benefit through nil income while waiting for the MR on your ESA. Don't forget you have 1 month to request the MR for the ESA. Please speak to your local CAB about the nil income for your housing benefit claim and about the MR. They will be able to explain face to face which is much easier than on an internet forum.
    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.
  • MfarrellMfarrell Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi Thank you for your repy, I am 62 I am one of the unlucky one who has to wait until I am 66 to qualify for my pension.Can I ask is it better to be in the work related ESA Group.And because of when I claimed I am one of those who cannot be made to change to UC,is this correct ??your help is so welcome as I feel very alone and mental health has already started to go so thinking about what might be ahead .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. The Support Group is the best group to be in and you're already in that group. This is the group where you don't have to attend appointment. Yes, you're correct you won't be able to claim UC until the transitional support protection is in place. Once this is in place then we'll all have to claim it eventually but this could be a few years yet.
    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.
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Ok thank you 
  • MfarrellMfarrell Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Good night Poppy.Thank you again for your time and help,I am normally in bed at this time but,worrying already nite
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