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Claimed universal credit and my severe disability allowance of my ESA has been taken away?

Richard57Richard57 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I have just moved home and had to claim Universal credit. The severe disability allowance of my ESA has been taken away completely  without warning. They have told me this is the new system and nothing can be done. Is this correct....?

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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    edited February 2019
    Hi @Richard57 thank you for sharing this with us. Hopefully some of our members can help you with this.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2019
    Hi,

    When did you move house please? and when did you claim UC?
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  • Richard57Richard57 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi,  My claim started on the 3rd Jan 2019. I am in receipt of both enhanced rates of pip. I am in the support group an receive £110.75 per week ESA. The total amount is deducted from Uc every month and leaves me approx £320 per month worse off. Thanks for you response.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The severe disability premium you were claiming when on ESA is not paid on UC. Your Contributions based ESA will be deducted £1 for £1 from your UC payments. UC should be adding the LCWRA element to your claim, as well as the standard element and and other elements you claim, like housing element for example.


    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Richard57Richard57 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks, I will contact the DWP (esa) again regarding this. :)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to check your UC payments to see what elements are added rather than ring ESA. Your ESA payments are correct so there's nothing to ring ESA about.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Richard57Richard57 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Uc payments just say an average of other benefits claimed (ESA) deductions are from 3/1/19 - 2/2/19 which are exact payment amounts at the changed rate.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Your ESA will be deducted £1 for £1 from your UC payments. When you moved to UC you lost the SDP completely. You need to find out what elements of UC you're claiming, without knowing this then it's impossible to help further but the deductions from your UC are correct.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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