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TOPIC: Help understanding ESA letter?

Help understanding ESA letter? 11 months 3 weeks ago #194459

Hello all, I'm struggling to understand my ESA decision and was hoping someone could dumb it down for me in plain English (something these forms fail to do)

i am currently receiving ESA my letter states as follows:

Your living expenses: £73:10
Limited capability to work addition
Extra Money because you are in the Support group: £36.55
Which gives a total Income-related amount: 109.65

Income and Benefits

No income will be taken off your Employment and Support AllowanceYour income related amount is £109.65 less £0.00 so you would have been entitled to
How ever because you are entitled to contribution based employment and support allowance we will pay you: £109.65.

Now this is where I'm completely lost..if i am in the support group and contribution based ESA why am i receiving an income related amount? also will this affect me as my partner works more than 30 hours a week, or am i confusing myself? any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thank you!!

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Help understanding ESA letter? 11 months 2 weeks ago #194498


DWP letters, especially for ESA, are not know for their clarity.

The letter is saying that you are receiving a total of £109.65 of Contribution Based ESA.

You are not entitled to any Income Related ESA as your partner works more than 24 hours a week.


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