Hi, can I have a rant about ESA please.
Hi, can I have a rant please? My husband was originally on esa then 3 yrs ago had to change to UC as a couple.He received the disability part of it. My mother recently died and I received an inheritance that took us over savings allowance for UC, the day I got the money (3 weeks into our assessment period) I did the right thing and told UC, our claim was cancelled, which is fair enough, but I mistakenly thought we would still receive part of that assessment periods money. But no, your claim gets cancelled for that month. Not that I wanted it for myself but for my husband to receive his disability element.my husband was told to apply for new style ESA, but have been told Today he probably won’t get it because he hasn’t paid any NI for last couple of years because he couldn’t work, we was never told he should keep this up because he has already paid enough contributions during his working life for his state pension. So basically although I have enough money at the moment, and I work, to keep us both, his non existent pride has been dented even more because he can’t claim any benefits to help with household bills. He does get mobility element of DLA, he has that to pay for car so that he can at least go out. Thank you for listening if any one has any suggestions for any thing he might be entitled to I would be grateful for your help. You might think I’m whinging when I have this money, but my husband has paid a lot into the state and now feels worthless because he has to rely on me.