Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Benefits advise please?
I am wondering if you can advise. In October 2018 I became ill and had to give up work. My husband and I made a claim for Universal Credit and I claimed ESA contributory. I made a claim for PIP which I got in February 2019 and also underwent work capability for ESA and was put in support group apparently this ws done on 21/1/19 but I only found out a couple of weeks via my job centre. ESA only just informed UC when I queried. I have not been paid the LWCRA element in UC and I have been chasing it up and they say it is with a decision maker which doesn't make sense as it has already been agreed I am in support group on January 21 2019. I have today received a letter from UC asking me to attend a work capability assessment on May 1st even though I thought the ESA assessment was enough to send through to UC well at least according to the job centre. My husband is my carer and did get the carer element in our last payment but no LWCRA. Could you please advise.
- 49.2K All Categories
- 9.8K Start here and say hello!
- 4K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K Research and opportunities to get involved in
- 135 Community updates
- 11.5K Talk about your situation
- 1.7K Children, parents, and families
- 656 Work and employment
- 525 Education
- 964 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 924 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 244 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 248 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19.4K Talk about money
- 1.8K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.4K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 2K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.6K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 585 Chronic pain and pain management
- 648 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 702 Autism and neurodiversity
- 840 Mental health and wellbeing
- 287 Sensory impairments
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.