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Will Universal credit affect ESA?

Tess55Tess55 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2018 in Disabled people
Would like to know how this will.affect my esa money

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  • Jean EveleighJean Eveleigh Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
    yes if/when you are transferred to universal credit you will no longer get esa
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    UC replaces it. 
    Please migrate though, try not to have any changes when your area goes live.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    yes if/when you are transferred to universal credit you will no longer get esa
    This is not strictly true. It is only The IR elements that are covered by UC.
    If you do not receive premiums or other passported benefits you will remain outside UC. Your old ESA becomes new style ESA

    New style ESA is contribution based only and relys on NI contributions
    It is only paid for 365 days unless you are placed in the LCWRA group ( the old SG)

    UC depends on income

    You can get UC and new style ESA at the same time but ns ESA is deducted from UC

    CR
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