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TOPIC: Changing from JSA to ESA

Changing from JSA to ESA 1 month 4 weeks ago #203488

My son has been on JSA for the past year despite having dyspraxia. I think he was wrongly put onto JSA opposed to ESA. If we make a new claim for ESA do we have to stop the JSA or will this happen automatically? I don't want him to be left out of pocket so don't want him to not receive anything whilst waiting to be put onto ESA. Thanks

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Changing from JSA to ESA 1 month 4 weeks ago #203497

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He needs to close his JSA claim before he can claim ESA, assuming that he is not in a Uiversal Credit area that is fully live, in which case he will have to claim the UC.

I would make the claim, the day he receives his JSA payment, that will minimise the interuption to his payments.

Gordon

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