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Legacy ESA and UC. Will I be worse off with migration?

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Jeffers1308
Jeffers1308 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
I would like to know the answer to this question:-
I am on the aforementioned in the support group, and with the migration to UC by end of 2024, will I be worse off, the same or better off (that’s a laugh) with the new style ESA encompassed within UC having no provision for SDP or EDP.

Not even my local JC plus can give me an answer

thanks
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,962 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    If you are migrated over to UC then you will be no worse off but over time the transitional protection that you get will to make your income the same will go erode so your amount is sort of frozen. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you currently get the SDP then over time you will be worse off than had legacy ESA continued.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    If any part of your ESA is Income Related then yes you will eventually be asked to claim UC. If you're in the Support Group for ESA without the SDP then LCWRA for UC does actually pay more per month than ESA Support Group, believe it or not.
    If part of your ESA is contributions based then this will continue because it's not part of UC.
    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.
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