Hi I wanting some advice for my son who is now a recovering alcoholic and is just coming out of 6 months rehab and going into supported housing. My question here is can he change from contributions (support group) to income related esa? It seems he will benefit more from contributions money wise ie free dental care...only just found out he doesn't qualify and has had a bill and a fine for 156 pound!!! which he can not afford to pay. Also he would qualify an extra 15.75 a week too. If he can change what are the pros and cons to it ll...I find it all very confusing. Any advice would be greatly received x
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Hello and welcome to our friendly fibro site.
You haven't said if you are suffering from fibro and as this is a fibro site I am not sure we can help you with your son's predicament.
I suggest you make an appointment with the Citizens Advice to find more information. Also check the government website.
Here is the link:
Hope this helps
I got what you mean now.
Check last letter for.
Disability income guarantee
I get (did before pip change) both on my ESA letters.
But for that I was on disability with care for the disability premium.
If entitled it will be on the letter and income related means how much you earn.
I thought you meant dental health sorry
I was wondering if he may qualify through another benefit that he may receive? I have pasted a list from the *NHS Choices cache on this issue below:
* you’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit or Universal credit (check entitlement after October 31 2015)
you’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
you’re named on a valid HC2 certificate
If you're named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme.
I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.
All my hopes and dreams for you
Supported Housing does not qualify anyone to be in Support Group of ESA .
Housing and Benefits are completely separated
Some will get both income and Contribution ESA but depends on your circumstances and NI contributions.
Pick up a HC2 form from GP surgery if on a low income this will provide you with free Healthcare cost .I believe you may also be able to claim back cost you may have paid.
Does he get PIP
If he is in Supported Housing their should be someone their to help him with benefits.
Hi. I'm in the same position being on what is called EESA. I'm also in the support group. It's not something that can be changed as the contributions go towards pension. It's an anomaly that cost me 2 years of prescriptions. He can fill out an HC1 form which is for help with costs. You can get them from Boots or bigger opticians. It covers all the things that you get free on other benefits. He will be entitled to the certificate HC2. It's an A4 piece of paper that he would have to show for free treatment. You may be able to get dental costs back. There's a form they can fill out it starts with an F but sorry can't remember it's name. It's something like FP58. It's blue and A4 size. You would send any from dental and prescriptions in with HC1 form. There's also a telephone number on the form to ring them. They are really helpful. Unfortunately I have to fill a form in every year and it can take up to 6 weeks for them to process. I've just done mine last week.