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TOPIC: Just had letter saying I'm in the support group!

Just had letter saying I'm in the support group! 6 years 10 months ago #100807

  • megsie84
Hi first of all thank you very much I have been placed in the support group and have been told that my weekly benifits will be £119 from the 29th of march. Secondly I was wandering how come my benifits have had such a increase as I was only on £105 a week before and don't recive dla , Thanks. :cheer:

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Just had letter saying I'm in the support group! 6 years 10 months ago #100810

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megsie84 wrote: Hi first of all thank you very much I have been placed in the support group and have been told that my weekly benifits will be £119 from the 29th of march. Secondly I was wandering how come my benifits have had such a increase as I was only on £105 a week before and don't recive dla , Thanks. :cheer:


Congratulations on the award.

If you have not already received one, you should soon get a letter from the DWP with a full breakdown of your payments, however, it sounds like you are on ESA(IR) and as a result would would also receive the Enhanced Disability Premium for being in the Support Group, which is about £14 as I understand it.

If you want to know when you might be re-assessed, you can request your ESA85 if your had an assessment and the ESA85A if you did not, the prognosis is usually used to set this date.

Gordon
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Last edit: by bro58. Reason: Corrected ESA65A to ESA85A.

Just had letter saying I'm in the support group! 6 years 10 months ago #100825

  • megsie84
Hi I was wandering where I get the enhanced disability premium will I be exempt from council tax or is it only for people on dla? Thanks.

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Last edit: by bro58.

Just had letter saying I'm in the support group! 6 years 10 months ago #100830

Well done for getting in the SG

Regards

Chrissy V
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Just had letter saying I'm in the support group! 6 years 10 months ago #100835

  • bro58

megsie84 wrote: Hi I was wandering where I get the enhanced disability premium will I be exempt from council tax or is it only for people on dla? Thanks.


Hi m84,

I have merged your post with the other topic, for continuity.

If as Gordon surmises, you are entitled to Income Related (IR) ESA, then this passports you to other benefits, such as HB, CTB, free prescriptions and dental care, etc.

However, Council Tax Benefit ceases to exist from April 1st, and is being replaced by Council Tax Support.

Under this new criteria, each LA/Council will have there own rules as to how much a claimant may have to pay towards their Council Tax bill.

Therefore, you should check on your own Council's Website, where you should find further information.

If you are still unsure, seek face to face advice:

Where to get advice?

You may find this : Benefits Calculator helpful.

bro58

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