Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals.  These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Chesterfield Law Centre
  • Coventry Mind
  • Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Read more

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:

Remember me. Note: ticking this may affect members file download ability.
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Incapacity Benefit, ESA and DLA

Incapacity Benefit, ESA and DLA 7 years 3 months ago #14946

What will happen with people on IB and DLA.

I am 63 and on IB and DLA high rate care and high rate mobility and my wife is awarded Carers allowance unpaid for being my carer I also receive Guaranteed Pension Credit for physical illness IE; spinal arthritis cervical and lumbar stenosis and angina I have also had two TLAs 'mini strokes'.

My wife is 54 and suffers with severe Bipolar Disorder, with indefinite fortnightly visits of a CPN and she has Arthritis.
She receives IB and DLA middle rate care and low rate mobility I am awarded Carers Allowance non paid for being her carer so to speak.

How would the change over affect us please because it is becoming very worrying for us with all this uncertainty and the stories we are hearing already. We are really scared for the future.

:S

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

Re:Incapacity Benefit, ESA and DLA 7 years 3 months ago #14973

There are two different sorts of changes being discussed on here.

One is a threat to DLA, which the government has suggested merging with local authority funding for care. The government has now said that it won't do that for under 65's but is not saying what it will do with over 65's. There's time yet for a change of government and umpteen changes of policy before you reach 65.

The other change being discussed is a move from IB to ESA. There's quite a bit about that in the news section on the home page. If you look on the right hand side of the home page, there's a self-test for whether you would qualify for ESA that you can use.

I hope this clarifies it. If you scroll down the page, you'll find more discussions about these topics.

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

Re:Incapacity Benefit, ESA and DLA 7 years 3 months ago #15002

Thank you but it doesn't realy clarify. What I was trying to say was, if you are on all the benefits what would happen to them if they say you are fit for work and fail their tests.

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

Re:Incapacity Benefit, ESA and DLA 7 years 3 months ago #15004

Your first course of action would be to appeal the decisions to stop your benefits.

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: bro58GordonMrs Hurtyback
Time to create page: 1.619 seconds