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hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
Hi has anyone on here been transferred on Uc credit due to change an was there income related support group added on to universal credit plz as mine has not been awarded yet how do u tell universal credit this information as when you do the application it doesn’t ask any thing about previous benefit

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

    Looking back at your previous threads i see you were in the support group for ESA and you had to claim UC as a couple with your partner. This means that your ESA will stop, if it was all income related and will transfer to UC. Your ESA support group will be honoured in UC and you'll receive the extra LCWRA element of £336 per month on top of the standard allowance for couples, depending on both your ages.

    It could potentially take a little while for the LCWRA element to be added to your claim. To make sure it's added you should speak to your case manager and ask them to send the MPG1 form to ESA for your award to be transferred across.
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  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
    Thanks poppy so I been added to my wife’s Uc so she needs to message on her journal for Uc case manager or do I need to speak to esa case manager 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. The claim is in both names so you can also put a note on the journal but it will probably be better to ring UC to speak to your case manager because they don't always read journal messages.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,926

    Scope community team

    Hi @hello20
    As long as you were still claiming ESA when you applied for Universal Credit and didn't switch because you'd been found fit for work, then this should be added to your UC claim.

    I'm sorry it hasn't yet been added for you, it should usually be resolved before your first payment as it's a fairly quick internal process. 

    To echo Poppy, you need to get in contact with them and make them aware of the situation. Let them know you have a "determined award" for ESA and that you believe this should be transferred to your UC claim.

    If they ask you to start providing fit notes, this is an error and you doing so can result in a reassessment. 

    Any questions just let me know. :)

    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
    thank you poppy 
    thank your Adrian 
    through  the whole process you have really been great support 😊 an gavegood advice an  answered my questions very quick I’m so good to have your support in this community 
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