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Hi I don't know if you have sorted your ESA out. I had the same problem as your husband. It will almost certainly be due to him getting ssp if this is the case you can apply for credits all you need to do is send in his last 3 payslips that's what I did and got paid ESA as you are claiming New style ESA you can also claim universal credit along side it they will take ESA off your entitlement pound for pound you are no worse off as you get your ESA payment. My advice would be to get in touch with your local benefits adviser your local council can give you a number to call. Hope this is of any help to you?
Hi poppy yes l did the benefit calculator and it does show l will be entitled for universal credit we rent privately and have been getting housing benefit for a long time me and my husband we both are getting pip standard rate for both
Hi really need help as l am very confused as l did say in my previous post my husband has been denied new style esa because he hasn’t paid enough national insurance so we was told to claim universal credit which we have started a claim and esa did send a esa50 form before the decision so we thought we don’t need to fill the esa50 because we are not getting it anyway but yesterday my husband has received a letter saying he should fill the esa50 form to get esa and the letter was sent on the 11th of November and the last day was the 20 th of November will him not sending the esa50 form make any effect on our universal credit claim?
It could be worth filling out the ESA50 form because the credits will count towards your NI contributions and over time you should start getting some money when you have enough credits
Thankyou for your reply’s we have told them exactly the same thing and they said when universal credit will start paying him they will close the claim anyway but l just don’t understand why keeping a claim open if they are not even going to pay him l am stuck now and don’t know what to do shall we fill the esa50 form or not or just wait until they will eventually close the claim