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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.

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ESA questions 3 months 3 weeks ago #235840


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.

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