Will I be migrated to UC from ESA? How about new style ESA?
Hi folks. So I'm very confused about the state of disability benefits. I'm getting ESA and am in the support group. I don't get any IR topups because my spouse who lives with me has NRPF. We've had a daughter so I'll be telling the DWP. Will this change in circumstances mean I will be put on Universal Credit? I really don't want to go on UC as it seems horribly restrictive. Eg, if either me or my other half gets an asset inheritence of any value, I'll have no income aside from PIP. Or if she begins work it could potentially mean she will have to support me financially as my benefits would be cut through no fault of my own. This is unjust as I would work if I could just like anyone else on esa. Would I be able to go onto new style ESA? Any advice appreciated. Thanks.