Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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MK2
MK2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,141 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    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.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • MK2
    MK2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    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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