Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Changed from esa cb to esa ib

Hi in January this year i recieved a letter from DWP stating as my wife gets carers allowance i was on the wrong esa ,i have been on cb since 2011 and now told i am being put on esa ib,is this right .On esa cb i was topping up rent by 80 a month now only 17 a month,I am £18 a week worse off now


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,381 Disability Gamechanger

    Sorry but i'm not understanding your question about being worse off. If you were previously topping up your rent by £80 per month and now you're only topping it up by £17 a month then surely you are better off.

    For your ESA then being on Income based doesn't always mean you're worse off, unless you have savings/capital over £6,000.

    As you were claiming CB based previously, you're still claiming CB but it now has an income related top up. I'm assuming that you're claiming ESA as a couple?
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,403 Scope community team
    Hi @robbie23568. Could you explain a little bit about why you think you might be worse off so we can see if we can help?
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