When should i claim esa

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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winnac01winnac01 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
HI Folks

I am currently getting SSP from my employer this will run out in just over a month my current condition means i cannot return to work for a while yet, should i be making a claim for ESA now or do i have to wait until my 28 weeks are up i im just trying to avoid a crossover period and a drop in money.

I am not sure what category of ESA i will fall into i have just been awarded PIP at the enhanced rate for both mobility and daily living. and i have fully paid up NI contributions.

Any advice will as always be fully appreciated.

Kind Regards Chris

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  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    winnac01 wrote: »
    HI Folks

    I am currently getting SSP from my employer this will run out in just over a month my current condition means i cannot return to work for a while yet, should i be making a claim for ESA now or do i have to wait until my 28 weeks are up i im just trying to avoid a crossover period and a drop in money.

    I am not sure what category of ESA i will fall into i have just been awarded PIP at the enhanced rate for both mobility and daily living. and i have fully paid up NI contributions.

    Any advice will as always be fully appreciated.

    Kind Regards Chris
    You can put a claim in for ESA now but you'll need to SSP1form for from your employer. The ESA claim will be Contribution based, limited to 365 days unless you're placed in the Support Group. You'll also need fit/sick notes for the ESA claim whilst in the assessment phase. They won't start paying you ESA until your SSP runs out. Do you live alone?
  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    Having just read your other posts, i see you do not live alone so therefore wouldn't qualify for the premiums that are paid with ESA.
  • Thank you i will call my employer today and get them to send me the SSP1 form one again poppy thanks for your advice.
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