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mortgage payment help with esa

JohnMJohnM Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I have a question. I am now receiving income-related esa, is it possible to have any mortgage payment help with esa? Does anyone have any advice please?

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  • GeoffBosworth195661GeoffBosworth195661 Member Posts: 163 Pioneering
    edited April 2017
    Hello JohnM Welcome if you could free phone Scope 0808 800 3333 JohnM ask for scope benefits advisor they will be only to happy to talk it through with you take care.
  • AlexAlex Scope Team Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    edited May 2017
    Hi @JohnM,

    According to the Gov.uk website you might be eligible for help paying the interesting on the mortgage.

    To apply you need to contact the Jobcentre Plus.

  • juliemariejuliemarie Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I had to sell my house because DWP only pay a PERCENTAGE OF MORTGAGE INTEREST. 
    Since then I stopped claiming any benefits and lived off my capital. 
    Now the money is gone. 
    I'm waiting for a date for my ESA appeal against their decision. 
    Also my local housing authority will only pay part of my rent. This has been topped up with discretionary housing payments for six weeks. 
    After that I'm homeless. 
    I'm sixty this month.
    I have Fibromyalgia syndrome, depression and anxiety. 
    I'm feeling suicidal. 

  • AlexAlex Scope Team Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    Hi Julie,

    Sorry to hear you're having such a tough time.

    You mention feeling suicidal - if you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected] You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself.

    We can try to help you here - you can also try our helpline - 0808 800 3333 (open 9-5, weekdays) who might be able to help you get some help.

    Take care.
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