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ESA - UC ?? Dilemma

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emmarose35
emmarose35 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi 
I am currently receiving UC and am in the Limited Capability For work and work related activity group aka Support Group. I also receive PIP. I am very grateful to be in this position . 
Last year when I sought advice from my nursing union RCN it was said there would be no financial benefit to me claiming New Style ESA as opposed to UC. Now I am tentatively looking at potential future part time work it seems I may be better off financially if I was under contribution based ESA instead of UC as the allowances are better ? Please can you explain this for me and what the allowances are … 
I would appreciate an explanation in as simple a language as poss as ive been onto benefits and work forum and am just getting more tangled up with it … 
I was paying NI and tax on a 30hrs a week staff nurse wage up until OCT 18..


Thank you for your support and heres hoping I can get my head around this 


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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
    edited July 2019
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    Hello @emmarose35 and welcome to the community!

    Whether you’d be better off on New Style ESA or UC LCWRA would depend heavily on your personal circumstances, there isn’t a strict rule that works for everyone. 

    It would depend on things like whether you have a partner that works, your anticipated income and whether you get help with housing under Universal Credit.

    If it’s easier and you would rather not reveal that information on a public forum, you can always email us at community@scope.org.uk or call our helpline on 0808 800 3333.

    Alternatively you could contact your local CAB who would be able to go through your options. 
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Did you sort it OP?
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