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ESA stopped today, asked to claim UC but i'm on SDP?

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  • Netty10
    Netty10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you for all your help. I was advised I could claim income support as I have a disabled son. I don’t get Carers for him but if I claim it I can get that instead. Was told that might be better as keep going to job centre will cause me total stress and sometimes I struggle to leave my house. Should I get sick note from doc just in case I need it. I feel sick to my stomach. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,684 Disability Gamechanger
    Netty10 said:
    Thank you for all your help. I was advised I could claim income support as I have a disabled son. I don’t get Carers for him but if I claim it I can get that instead. Was told that might be better as keep going to job centre will cause me total stress and sometimes I struggle to leave my house. Should I get sick note from doc just in case I need it. I feel sick to my stomach. 
    I'm afraid you won't be able to claim Income support unless you have a child under 5 or you claim carers allowance for looking after someone.

    Does your son claim daily living PIP or DLA mid/high rate care?
  • Netty10
    Netty10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Dla high rate care
  • Netty10
    Netty10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I was told to claim Carers Allowance then income support whilst my mr went through. Is that going to work out worse for me?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,684 Disability Gamechanger
    The carers allowance could be a problem. If your caring role contradicts the reasons why you were/are claiming ESA then it could go against you for the MR/Tribunal.

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