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Should the full amount plus extra payment for being in the support group be taken off Gip insurance?

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bell24
bell24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I’m really looking for advice after a year of ESA income related , I was also receiving Gip insurance from work they removed the ESA amount from what I was given & was getting £150 a month from them 
After the year Esa was taken off of me and my Gip went up to £450 a month, but after a health assessment I have now been placed back on it in but in the support group and is now contributions based and now will receive the higher rate . I need to know if the full amount including the extra payment for being in support group should be taken off of my Gip insurance? If so I will not benefit from having the Gip insurance 
I can’t find hardly any details for the support group but from what I could find my understanding was it’s there a bit like pip payment and not effected by income. 
Any details will really help 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bell24 and welcome to the community. Thanks for your query, I don't have the experience to answer myself, but in the meantime I've tagged your post as unanswered to help everyone find it.

    If you're unsure about anything, please do say, we're here to help. 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    It depends on the terms of the insurance.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bell24
    bell24 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you , Do you know if if the contribution based ESA for support group is classed as an income or is it like pip ? 
    I just feel I’m being given it in one place and then it’s taken off me in another and I’m always left struggling with money again 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    As calcotti has advised
    calcotti said:
    It depends on the terms of the insurance.
    You will need to check this because we won't be able to do that.
    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bell24 I just wanted to check in with you and ask how things have been since you posted in December? Did you manage to check the terms of the insurance?
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