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UC and New Style ESA enquiry.
Hi not been on for a while. I hope everyone well and keeping safe. I just wanted some conformation please. My sister who has been a Carer for over 20 years lost her Husband at the start of April. She was getting Carers allowance which stopped. I had to help her apply for UC remotely because of lockdown as she was so scared and hasn't claimed anything for years her husband did it. I spoke to her over landline while she filled in UC claim on her smart phone. Later the next day she got call to confirm her Identity. She got her first payment end of May. She sends in sick notes from Doctor. She is anxious that she's claimed the wrong benefit and says should she claim ESA New Style instead. I said that was for people who paid NICs through work so no. Could someone tell me if this is correct. Sorry for long winded question. She did not really understand the modern Benefits system. Thanks