Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Hi I received my ESA renewal last month and was all fine as far as I can tell, then on tues I informed them that the child maintenance was going to increase slightly due to my ex earning more last year, I also rung up to apply for the pip forms as I’ve been advised too, today I received a new renewal telling me I’m intitled to £0 living costs and income guarantee hasn’t even appeared on this statement although they have still kept me in the support group. 
I don’t get it as I was told kids maintenance wouldn’t effect the ESA amount awarded to me!


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    You'll need to ring DWP Monday to ask what's going on because they are the only ones that can tell you. Child maintenance payments aren't classed as income when calculating means tested benefits.
    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.
  • MK2MK2 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi thanks for getting back to me, I thought I would have to just could really do without this at the mo. Thank you
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