Incapacity Benefit/ESA. Confused...

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Incapacity Benefit/ESA. Confused...

Postby littlereddevil » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:09 am

I was diagnosed in 2008 and have claimed since 2009. I have DLA lower rate and Incapacity Benefit - both I would not survive without and am terrified what would happen should they be taken away.
My partner works as a agency shift worker but is often stood down - money is a huge worry without my contribution we would fail the rent, bills and commitments.
What is ESA?
Im still on Incapacity Benefit until 2013 according to my assesment letter.
Will I automatically change over?

So confused. I am being told to take Permitted Work which I suppose would be a good thing (I get very lonely and miss being useful). But would I cope? I struggle most days. Who would have me??

Panic and stress over loosing our rented home, we are on the bread line often just getting by. It really is a struggle.
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Re: Incapacity Benefit/ESA. Confused...

Postby Ldyalb » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:52 am

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12586&p=135781#p135781

I've replied to you on the last thread a few mins ago - hopefully that'll help :)
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Re: Incapacity Benefit/ESA. Confused...

Postby tentimes » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:44 pm

The longer you can stay on IB the better. It's really really worth getting advice on this from someone like the CAB or a local advice centre. You have more rights and a more secure benefit with IB.
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Re: Incapacity Benefit/ESA. Confused...

Postby littlereddevil » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:16 am

Thanks for the advice and help. Im abit more informed now - but still abit scared. We live on a pittance as it is and its a real worry as to survival should the change happen.
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