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hi does any body get an extra top up in esa, if you get pip? so i heard if you get pip then you could get more esa topped up.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The disability premiums are only paid with Income Related ESA. So it will totally depend on which ESA it is that you're claiming. If it's new style ESA or Contirbuitons based then the premiums are not paid.

    If it's Income Related then which group are you in? WRAG or Support Group?
    What PIP award do you have?
    Do you live alone? and does anyone claim carers allowance or carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you?

    More information is needed before any further advice can be given.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
    @poppy123456 i get enchanced pip and also new style esa, with limited capabilty work related etc i cannot work due ill health
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for that information. Unfortunately, the disability premiums (top ups) are not payable when claiming New style ESA because this is a contributions based only benefit.
    See link and look at eligibility. https://www.gov.uk/disability-premiums/eligibility They are only paid when claiming the old Income related ESA.

    Are you claiming Universal Credit as well as New style ESA?

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
     thank you so much for the information
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
    yes i get universal credit too i have a small child aswell
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then it sounds like you are claiming everything you're entitled to. The LCWRA for UC is the top up of benefits you're entitled to which pays more than Support Group for ESA. Also for UC the standard element has also been increased since April 2020 by about £90 per month, which is in place until April 2021.

    Make sure you're also claiming council tax reduction which isn't part of UC.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
    oh i didnt no i get can council tax reduction thank for this information
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
    you know i fought to get pip after being rejected twice and uc was a battle tooo and esa too despite all medical evidence
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    laxy said:
    oh i didnt no i get can council tax reduction thank for this information

    Your welcome. You can apply for council tax reduction by using this link here. https://www.gov.uk/apply-council-tax-reduction
    The majority of people do claim disability benefits successfully without any problems. Thankfully, you are claiming everything now :)


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • laxylaxy Member Posts: 28 Connected
    i have just finished putting the council tax reduction form thanks to you, xxxxfingers cross 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. If you are the only adult in the house then you will also receive 25% single person discount, which you should have already be claiming anyway.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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