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Esa change of cir umstances

laney1970laney1970 Member Posts: 67 Connected
Hi I'm moving soon I'm on the old esa I've heard ile have to go on uc is this right 


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A little more information is needed to be able to help you further. Are you moving to a different local council or staying with the same one?

    If you're moving to a different local council do you currently claim severe disability premium in with your ESA? To claim the SDP you must be claiming a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care, no one must be claiming carers allowance for looking after you and you must live alone or be classed as living alone.
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  • laney1970laney1970 Member Posts: 67 Connected
    I'm staying with the same council
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then this isn't classed as a change of circumstances that will prompt a move to UC, you will stay on your existing benefits.
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  • laney1970laney1970 Member Posts: 67 Connected
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

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    Good luck with the move @laney1970 and I'm glad Poppy was able to answer your query. :)
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  • laney1970laney1970 Member Posts: 67 Connected
    I'm hoping it's true can't do with all the stress 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,955

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    Hi @laney1970. As long as you are staying within the same council and are not moving in with a partner/needing to make a joint claim then this isn't a change of circumstances that will trigger a switch to Universal Credit. :)
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