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ESA - income related or contributions based

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Ollieoxox
Ollieoxox Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi,
I'm writing on behalf of my dad.
He's been claiming CESA - Support Group since he was made redundant 4 years ago.
He's also been getting PIP daily living enhanced rate for roughly 18months
he lives with my mum who is NOT on the ESA claim as the woman said she didn't need her details.
Mum also not working.
My question is, shouldn't he be on income related ESA after 365 days?
Should they both be on the claim as a joint claim which would mean couple rate payment not single rate payment that he receives now?
also is he entitled to any premiums? 

They have both worked for over 30 years and the benefit system is just mind boggling to them so any help would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance.

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Ollieoxox

    Good Evening and Welcome ? ?

    I am one of the "Community Champions" here at "Scope"

    Yes I would be very happy in helping you with thing's. 

    We have got a number of options for you. 

    There is some great info /advice on benefits on here. 

    We have also got a "Benefit Calculator" 

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/calculate-your-benefits/

    There is also a number of "Benefit Advisors"  to hand.

    Please please let me know how you feel????

    @steve51
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Question answered here on your other thread https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/65612/help-esa-pip#latest

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Ollieoxox and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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