Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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My ESA is about to run out

EdwardEdward Member Posts: 2 Listener
I received a message from the ESA that I would no longer be entitled to ESA and to apply for UC in December. Is this a regular thing? I will be sick/disabled for the long term. I currently receive sick certs for 42 days at a time and am still under the pain clinic at Royal Berkshire Hospital. What then am I entitled to?

Many Thanks


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019

    Are you claiming New style ESA? If you are then this is only paid for 1 year unless you're placed into the Support Group.

    have you had an assessment yet to determine which group if any you'll be placed into? I see you're still sending in fit notes which must mean you haven't had the assessment. Or have you had it and wee placed into the WRAG (LCW)?

    May i ask if you've received a work capability assessment form at all? This is known as the ESA50 form.

    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.
  • EdwardEdward Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I'm claim PIP and have a blue badge, I forgot to mention that in my earlier post. I received a work assessment when I was attempting to claim UC and another when I claimed my PIP. Although my symptoms have got worse I have not advised anyone on the PIP side other than that no. 

    The person who took my assessment for UC advised that I was unable to work and another assessment would be required in 18 months time.
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