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If I move to a new flat

I am sorry if this has been discussed before I am on ESA and PIP and my rent and council tax is paid by the council my question is if I move addresses but stay with the same Council and inform the necessary department of change of address will I be taken off ESA and PIP and placed on Universal credit thank you

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    You shouldn’t do pip is a diff benefit just do change f address 
  • GwynnGwynn Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Dotty123 thank you very much for your quick reply I have been looking around the internet and can't really find whether it's a change of circumstances that they taken to account for moving you onto universal credit
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi @Gwynn A very warm welcome. You need to seek face to face Welfare Rights advice, in your local area, or try Shelter. Is there a specific reason you are seeking a move? As you will still be in the same local authority area. Let us know if you need any further support.
  • GwynnGwynn Member Posts: 4 Listener
    It's a new complex of flats and it's the other side of the city I've been in my last flat nearly 5 years now so I fancy a change that's all
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    I’m on pip and esa you just fill in change circumstances ring and ask them 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,249 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    Gwynn said:
    I am sorry if this has been discussed before I am on ESA and PIP and my rent and council tax is paid by the council my question is if I move addresses but stay with the same Council and inform the necessary department of change of address will I be taken off ESA and PIP and placed on Universal credit thank you
    Staying with the same local council will just be a simple change of address and you'll remain on the same benefits you're currently on.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope the house move goes smoothly and it will only be a simple change if it is the same local council. :)
    Scope

  • Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    If you move within the same local authority it should not mean a move to Universal Credit. Only if you move to a new local authority. They will just adjust your HB CTS to your new address.
  • GwynnGwynn Member Posts: 4 Listener
    thank you all for your help 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem @Gwynn! Please do keep us updated on how you get on. :)
    Scope

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