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keepsafe

keepsafe

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Sorry there has probably been numerous threads about this but....
Whats the difference between E.S.A and incapacity benefit??

KS
 
rollinat

rollinat

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ESA has replaced incapacity benefit for new claimants, and eventually those on IB will be switched over to it. As far as I can tell, it's pretty similar but maybe with more hoops to jump through - I had to go to a couple of "Pathways to work" interviews which were really pretty pointless as I was self-employed, and then of course emigrating made it even more pointless. There is a big form to fill out (of course) - but prob quite similar to the DLA one, and I had to go to a medical as well which again seemed a waste of time - I would certainly advise you to take someone with you for that - but the interviews and so on didn't start until I'd been on it for 3 months or so.

Take care :hug:
 
keepsafe

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Thanks for that advice - though the medicals and interviews sound a bit daunting!!
 
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