New style ESA

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I was accepted on New style as last year, the payments I receive is universal credit but I am in the support group on ESA...

this whole process has always been really confusing to me.

I believe I am on this as I have paid enough national Insurance in the last 2 years?

my claim will shortly be coming up to a year where I will be re assessed, if I am found to still be able to claim due to I'll health, will this be the same new style contributions based or?

I would really like some advice as DWP don't really tell you anything.

thank you

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    new style ESA is paid 2 weekly. do you mean that it's included in your UC calculation?

    if you are reassessed and still found to be in the'support' group

    your benefit will continue. If you're found to be in the limited capability for work group you will change over to UC

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    I get paid monthly, I get UC and also from ESA, that's what Is stated on my online journal. I am in the support group limited capability for and work related activities x

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    it's hard to advise without seeing how they have calculated your award. ESA both income related and contribution based/new style would be paid 2 weekly then this would be deducted as an income from your UC award.

    Either way, as long as you're still found to be in the limited capability for work related activity group, you would continue in that group

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    Yes, your ESA payments are deducted £1 for £1 from your UC payments. For ESA work capability assessments they can re-assess you anytime from 3 months. The time they give you is just a guide.

    Your payments will continue until you're next re-assessment. This could be before the 1 year or even after this time.

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