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Transferring to UC from IR ESA

corbyxxcorbyxx Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi just looking for a bit of advice, i currently receive ESA support group but i was thinking of transferring onto UC - do they need to know who i live with as i live with parents and siblings

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,047 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you checked that you will be better of on UC ? It might be worth a chat with local welfare rights or using a benefits checker like "turn2us"
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • corbyxxcorbyxx Member Posts: 2 Listener
    i did do a benefit calculation and it said i would be better off on universal credit
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,047 Disability Gamechanger
    Then that might be the way to go, but do be aware that UC is currently boosted by £20 per week, which will end in April unless he extends it in the budget on March 3rd
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 12,005 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    In answer to your question yes they will want to know about your living arrangements and associated costs 

    Not sure if you need to say who you live with but if you pay rent or anything 

    Have a look at the application form online to see 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Holly35Holly35 Member Posts: 24 Courageous
    Please don't transfer just for the money. Once you are on UC you are on it and there's no going back
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,047 Disability Gamechanger
    Holly35 said:
    Please don't transfer just for the money. Once you are on UC you are on it and there's no going back
    excellent advice.
    I will now only offer benefits advice on PIP, and specific benefits advice for other people with Epilepsy. 
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