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Hi, my name is harry_baldy56! me problem is moving house while on esa support group and pip

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harry_baldy56
harry_baldy56 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
can the dwp put you on uc automatically if you move house whilst on esa and pip , people i need to move but this really stresses me out  s o s
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    You will only have to move to uc if you claim housing benefit and move to different local council area
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    No one is put on UC automatically. You can only receive UC if you apply for it.

    ESA and PIP are not affected by a change of address - you just need to inform DWP.

    However, as janer says, if you also claim Housing Benefit and move to a different local authority you cannot take the Housing Benefit with you. Unless you will be in supported accommodation you cannot make a new HB claim so if you want help with rent you would have to apply for UC. Applying for UC will end income based ESA. PIP is not affected.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @harry_baldy56 - & welcome to the community. I'm pleased you have already had answers to your query. I hope your move goes well. :)
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @harry_baldy56 and a welcome to the community from me too. 

    Have the answers received helped alleviate some of your worry around moving?  If you have anything else you're unsure of, please do ask.

    Just to let you know (and avoid confusion!), I've moved your thread to our Universal Credit category so others in a similar position will spot your post easier.  

    Take care and I hope you have a lovely Thursday.
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