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Types of ESA?

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Still 😕 Confused.

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  • Les525
    Les525 Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Hello good people, My contract was terminated today because of incapacity, long term sickness. they have told me I may well get some owed sick pay and holiday pay at the end of this or next month. I know I will have to declare it to universal credit, do I have to do the same for ESA? I understand there are two types of ESA earnings related and the other???? Sorry for being so vague. I do not know the difference between the two. 
     
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,329 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 16
    Les525 said:..My contract was terminated today ..I may well get some owed sick pay and holiday pay at the end of this or next month. I know I will have to declare it to universal credit, do I have to do the same for ESA? 
    If you are claiming both ESA and UC then the ESA is contribution based or new style ESA which are not means tested so the holiday and sick pay makes no difference. The payments will be reported by your employer to HMRC who will report them to UC and they will be taken into account in the normal way as earnings and reduce the UC payable (possibly to nil).

    You should however report the change of circumstances in your employment through your UC journal.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Les525
    Les525 Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Hello Calcotti. Thank you for that. I have sent universal my updated circumstances. I have not received a penny from UC since I applied because I have a bit of a pension coming in. Still what you have told me makes absolute sense. Thank you again. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,329 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA and pension income are deducted in full from the UC payable.
    Have you had a Work Capability Assessment for UC?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Les525
    Les525 Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Yes last week...
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 166

    Scope community team

    Hi @Les525 I'm sorry to hear about your contract being terminated, that must be difficult.

    To help everyone in answering your questions I've moved this part of the discussion to our ESA category, and I hope you've found their replies so far useful.

    Do let us know if we can do anything else to help.

    Alex
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    Scope

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  • Les525
    Les525 Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Thank you Alex. I appreciate your help. 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 166

    Scope community team

    You're very welcome @Les525
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