Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Free, easy and quick online benefits and grants calculator

Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Member Posts: 947 Pioneering
Our helpline’s had a huge rise in calls about disability welfare benefits and finances in the last couple of years.

So we’re really pleased to have a new benefits calculator on our website, so you can easily do a quick, comprehensible and private search to see what benefits and grants you are entitled to:

http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/calculate-benefits
http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/search-grants

If you need any support or have any questions you can also ask me on here. I’d love to know how you get on!
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  • richardblinmanrichardblinman Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Hi hope you can help me with my esa / uc claim I wos on esa and had to go to a asesment which I scored 0 points so a mandatory re consideration wos asked for which was turns down so the design maker theat looks at my mrc phoned me up and asks me to go sin on uc. So I Sind on to uc on the 23 ov November 2017 and mad a apill agenst the dwp desishon for my esa lcw . On the 15 August 18 I went to my Cort hearing which iv now got and bin put in to the high group but I’m on uc still. Ad the same day my Cort papers drops froo the door for my uc Cort hearing so hav I still got to go to Cort agen for my uc? It sead on my esa I don’t have to be asest for 2 yers so do I hav to go to the Cort again? ⚖️😓
  • CHAT_chat2usCHAT_chat2us Member Posts: 8 Connected
    Are you sure your ESA is on your uc benefit? My understanding is if you had ESA before uc benefit started they should be kept separate. I would take both forms to job centre plus and ask them to confirm
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,341 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you sure your ESA is on your uc benefit? My understanding is if you had ESA before uc benefit started they should be kept separate. I would take both forms to job centre plus and ask them to confirm
    That's not correct in this situation. The other person was found fit for work for ESA, when they claimed it. As UC was in their area they had to claim it. This means that they're now claiming UC and not ESA, so it's different.
    Community champion and 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,341 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi hope you can help me with my esa / uc claim I wos on esa and had to go to a asesment which I scored 0 points so a mandatory re consideration wos asked for which was turns down so the design maker theat looks at my mrc phoned me up and asks me to go sin on uc. So I Sind on to uc on the 23 ov November 2017 and mad a apill agenst the dwp desishon for my esa lcw . On the 15 August 18 I went to my Cort hearing which iv now got and bin put in to the high group but I’m on uc still. Ad the same day my Cort papers drops froo the door for my uc Cort hearing so hav I still got to go to Cort agen for my uc? It sead on my esa I don’t have to be asest for 2 yers so do I hav to go to the Cort again? ⚖️😓
    Hi,
    I'm assuming that you had an assessment for UC while you were waiting for the ESA Tribunal because now you have another date for Tribunal for the UC yes?

    When going to Tribunal for your ESA assessment, the DWP should honour that decision and place you in the equivalent group for UC BUT because you had a UC work capability assessment after the ESA assessment then any decision made from that will overrule the Tribunal decision for the ESA. This means that, you'll be backpaid the money owed, if any from ESA but you'll still have to attend the Tribunal for the UC decision.
    Community champion and 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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