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bi786
bi786 Member Posts: 59 Connected
Hi I was on couple claim on husbands esa he moved out I’m on pip Standard rate wat benefits am I entitled to 
am I entitled to sdp allowance if I go on universal credit as all benefits have become one on universal credit 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,874 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If your husband was the main claimant for the ESA then you will have to claim Universal credit. Unfortunately, there's no premiums available with UC. If you're unable to work you'll also need a fit/sick note from your GP to be able to claim UC.
  • bi786
    bi786 Member Posts: 59 Connected
    Hi thanks replying bck 
    can I ask if I haven’t worked past for years am I entitled to the esa as it’s the new style esa an national contribution are they still doing income based esa
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,874 Disability Gamechanger
    bi786 said:
    Hi thanks replying bck 
    can I ask if I haven’t worked past for years am I entitled to the esa as it’s the new style esa an national contribution are they still doing income based esa
    You won't be able to claim New style ESA because you haven't worked and paid NI contributions between April 2016 and March 2018.

    All areas are now a full Universal Credit area which means you won't be able to claim Income Based ESA, it will have to be UC. To claim limited capability for work through UC you'll need sick note from your GP and a face to face assessment sometime in the future.
  • bi786
    bi786 Member Posts: 59 Connected
    Will I still be getting paid esa as new claim or will I be paid after the assasement decision 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,874 Disability Gamechanger
    You won't be entitled to any ESA because you can't start a new claim. You were claiming ESA as part of a couple and your partner was the main claimant.


    If you need to claim for help with your rent it will be paid in with the UC as 1 monthly payment.

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