Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and UC Updates

Our fortnightly bulletin, with over 80,000 subscribers, is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Find out what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: ESA questions

ESA questions 3 months 3 weeks ago #235826

Being reassessed for ESA. My partners are doing almost everything because my mental health is crashing. They're using the guides, but have a couple of questions.

I get ESA SG, PIP std/std, Housing Benefit, SDP and EDP.

1. If they decide I'm fit for work (happened last time - tribunal put me back in SG) do I lose my Housing Benefit?

2. I know that people who get SDP aren't supposed to be transferred to UC. However, if I were to be declared Fit for Work, my ESA would end, and therefore my SDP would end. Would I be able to reapply for HB, or would I have to apply for UC if I needed help with rent?

Lost this post 3 times now, so going to put other questions in another post.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

ESA questions 3 months 3 weeks ago #235840

Waylay

1. Currently, your HB is enabled through your ESA award so it would stop but you can make a Nil Income claim to get it reinstated if needed.

2. See above or you can wait a month and claim UC but if you do then you will not be able to return to ESA.

Gordon
The following user(s) said Thank You: Waylay

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: GordonGaryBIS