New style esa and uc

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marcus93
marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
Hi what would happen if i got new style esa and uc as i am entitled to new style esa i have worked and paided enough national insurance i have been diagnosed with a terminal illness 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
    edited October 2022
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    If you claim both then the ESA is deducted from the UC so the total amount you receive is the same as claiming just UC. Are you still employed?

    Have your medical team sad anything to you about issuing an SR1 form or a DS1500 form? (They depend on your prognosis - don’t ask about them if you don’t want to know.)
  • marcus93
    marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    What do you mean by deducted in full in what way is it take away and yes have a DS1500 form 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
    edited October 2022
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    marcus93 said:
    What do you mean by deducted in full in what way is it take away and yes have a DS1500 form 
    Deducted means it will reduce your UC £1 for £1.  There’s no financial gain to claiming both ESA and UC together.
    Are you still currently working 20 hours per week? 
  • marcus93
    marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    No 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
    edited October 2022
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    Then you can claim New style ESA using the DS1500 form (providing you’ve paid the correct amount of NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years) and you’ll be placed into the support group from the start of your claim.
    As advised it will just be deducted in full from UC but the ESA is a weekly benefit paid fortnightly so may help to budget better. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
    edited October 2022
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    As you have a DS1500 you should get the LCWRA element from the start of your UC claim (assuming you are eligible for UC)

    Have you also claimed PIP under Special Rules? The claim will be processed quickly and you will get the maximum amount.

    if you have a partner they can claim the carer element of UC for looking after you if you have PIP.