Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA Ni claim

I am in receipt of ESA and in the support group but i only have a NI only claim, they pay me no money at all.
They have sent me a letter asking me to attend a medical assessment, i can not attend as i have no money to even get there. Does anyone no what will happen if i cant go, will they just stop paying my NI ,and will my claim then be closed, if so what happens next?  
Thank you 


  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @fibro1
    The best thing you can do is telephone the DWP and explain your situation.They will be able to advise you as to what to do.Be aware though that the assessments are compulsory in order for your claim to be accepted.Good luck
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Even though you don't receive any money you still have to attend assessment reviews because you're claiming for NI contributions towards your state pension. If you don't attend then you'll be found fit for work and your NI contributions will stop and your claim will end.

    I'm assuming you live with a partner that works and you were claiming Income Related ESA previously, is that why you don't receive any money at all?
    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.
  • fibro1fibro1 Member Posts: 9 Connected
    Hi, thank you for your replies its much appreciated.
     Yes i moved in with my partner who works and they stopped all the money i was receiving as he was £40 over the limit for me to keep receiving it. Im now looking to working 10 hours a week just so i have some income as we are seriously struggling to pay everything and provide for my son. So i'm thinking i may have no choice but to work a few hours a day although this will be extremely hard for me to deal with, i dont think i have much choice. 
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