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fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
edited August 2019 in Universal Credit
Hi all 
I am on esa support group and pip i am thinking of claiming uc so i can claim hb can anyone give me advice would i be worse off thank you

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    You can’t get esa with uc 
  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    thank you dotty so i wouldnt be any worse off i hear lots of stories saying not to go on it 
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Iv iv is worse than esa pip stay put once you go on iv you can’t go back on esa eva
  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    thank you for your help i will do
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    @Fuzzy do you currently get SDP?
    Not everyone is worse off on UC.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,


    I see you live with your sister, if you do then you won't be claiming the SDP because i see she doesn't claim a qualifying benefit. If you need to claim for help with your rent then yes you'll need to claim UC.

    I also totally agree with @Hart86 not everyone is worse off when claiming UC.

    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.
  • EzelielEzeliel Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi,


    I see you live with your sister, if you do then you won't be claiming the SDP because i see she doesn't claim a qualifying benefit. If you need to claim for help with your rent then yes you'll need to claim UC.

    I also totally agree with @Hart86 not everyone is worse off when claiming UC.

    Isnt Everything rolling into UC?    so no matter what youre on,youll all eventually be on UC..?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, eventually but this is quite some time away,  unless you live in Harrogate which is the pilot area for up to 10,000 people to be moved across. A change of circumstances can prompt a move too because all areas are now a full UC area.

    The only ones that can't claim UC right now are those currently claiming Severe disability premium and this applies to them until January 2021.
    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.
  • michfinchmichfinch Member Posts: 173 Pioneering
    I’ve asked before, somewhere along the line I was told I had to transfer from UC to ESA. I am Appealing ESA although it appears that I am probably on a hiding to nothing despite supplying 297 pages of Evidence. Along the way, and I can’t recall, I must have agreed to my “Claimant Commitments”. Now as my health is worsening I can’t carry out any Commitments, I still supply the Fit Notes, see my Dr every 4 weeks as she asks, Work Coach asks for the Fit Note and writes “Fit Note Accepted”. I’ve supplied my Dr’s Letter and my Specialist’s Letter (2 pages). If I am injured whilst, say, attending an interview because I am forced to, I have an Epileptic Fit (stress is a trigger) I’m knocked down by a car and killed, do my family sue CAPITA or/and the DWP?
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Scope helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @michfinch,
    You said that you are appealing your ESA and that you are currently getting UC. You also said that you are sending in Fit notes. Have you been placed in the Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity group? This is the equivalent to the Support Group on the old ESA. If you are in this group you should not be required to look for work.
    If you have not been placed in that group it might be worth talking to your work coach about this, or about changing your claimant commitment while you are sending in Fit notes. They have the discretion to suspend your commitments.
    Joanne 
    Scope
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