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Successful MR for ESA - but what happens next?

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LeeA380
LeeA380 Community member Posts: 59 Connected
I got a letter today telling me that my MR for ESA LCWRA assessment has been overturned and I am now going to be put into the support group.

As I currently claim UC (due to ESA going over 12 months before assessment), am I eligible for both ESA and UC, or parts of them? What about disability premiums? I heard this gets tagged on automatically (if eligible).

And will there be any arrears from ESA, seeing as they now see me as deserving of the extra £40 per week. How far back does this stretch, from when I made my original claim or when I put in the MR?

In the mid-term, LCWRA support group will not be for me, as I imagine my mobility will improve and I don't want to get into trouble (so I will notify them of any changes when necessary).
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
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    LeeA380 said: As I currently claim UC (due to ESA going over 12 months before assessment), am I eligible for both ESA and UC, or parts of them? What about disability premiums? 
    You will get both new style ESA and Uc but the Uc will be reduced by the ESA. The overall income will be the same as just claiming UC (assuming there is still UC entitlement).

    There are no disability premiums in new style ESA and UC.
    LeeA380 said:And will there be any arrears from ESA, seeing as they now see me as deserving of the extra £40 per week. How far back does this stretch, from when I made my original claim or when I put in the MR?
    The Support Group component will be backdated to the 14th week of the ESA claim.

    LeeA380 said: In the mid-term, LCWRA support group will not be for me, as I imagine my mobility will improve and I don't want to get into trouble (so I will notify them of any changes when necessary).
    You will be entitled to the LCWRA element of UC backdated to the start of your UC claim (unless you have a partner who is already receiving it).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,961 Disability Gamechanger
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    LeeA380 said:
     What about disability premiums? I heard this gets tagged on automatically (if eligible).



    You were advised about this in a previous post by calcotti. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/82604/claiming-pip-but-what-about-disability-premiums#latest

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    LeeA380 said:
     What about disability premiums? I heard this gets tagged on automatically (if eligible).
    You were advised about this in a previous post by calcotti. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/82604/claiming-pip-but-what-about-disability-premiums#latest

    Thanks, poppy. I hadn’t made the connection. Repeat questions, same answer!
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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