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Hi everyone - I have recently been re-awarded ESA (WRAG) of £73.55 per week. I also receive carer’s allowance of £64.60 per week (of which some is taken away - about £34 - and then kind of given back to me - about £29 - because I am in the WRAG group.)) My question is, is it financially worth my while trying to get into the support group or will the extra money that I would then get be taken away because of a ‘cap’ on a single person’s benefit of £138? I feel I should be in the support group under ‘exceptional circumstances’ as the person for whom I care is psychotic and suicidal and needs to know I won’t be called for work focused interviews. When I was previously in the WRAG group I was excused from wfa’s after a couple of months because of my caring commitments - but times have changed since then and it looks likely that I will have to attend. Is it worth appealing/going to a tribunal? Any advice will be gratefully received!
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