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Hi ive been put in the support group with higher premium .does anybody know if i have to let housin benefit know .or is it like pip benfits cant touch it confused enough thanks

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When I got my letter I took it into them as I wasn’t sure if you had to or not has it’s a change in circumstances that was in January and my rent not changed and received council bill and that has not changed neither hope that helps 🙂

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Thanks i will check 2moz x

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Ring them up and ask them on phone x

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sorry my tablet shut off i don,t know. ok i have a rare form of cancer i made i am 5years cancer free have rare form psorisis. i get so depressed i sometimes want to end it all . plus ps0rsisand its a rare form . i must be crazy living like this. i,m so tired

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Hope your feelin a lot better quickly x

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Hi im sure you do not have to if anything you may get more rebates. pip is not means tested and esa and support group still means you get housing benefit .I would just leave it if your getting it the now .they cannot touch it either it is only means tested and will not be enough to touch .glad you got support group .p.s you can go see cab or money advice to see and you may be entitled to more things.a d they would say if other wise

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Hi

Yes you do have to inform H/B C/B it should not make a difference to your award of either

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Thanks rose x

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Thanks ajay somebody said your h.benefit drops cause gettin more on esa .i will ring round tomoz and ket you know .no wonder we get brain freeze x

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I it should be ok esa is means tested im sure but everybody I know get housing benefit on it .unless your may e in a private let with extortion rent.but you will be fine and hopefully you can forget about this nasty system for a while

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Drop in HB o CT would only happen if you had other income coming in

ESA is not means tested PIP is

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am sure You maybe got mixed up rose sure it the other way around

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Thanks for pointing out

yes i did mean other way round

brain fog

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Thats wot a thought ha ha I know you know a lot on this and give good advice

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Hi

ESA income related is not means tested

PIP is not means tested

ESA contribution based is means tested

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Thanks j9 im goin to ring later will let you all know its doin my nut in x

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Pip isnt means tested i get pip and was told by council that doesnt count .thanks i will ask 2moz x

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Hi pip does not count against hb/hc but esa is put down as income so yes you have to tell them if increasing. They get to know in the long run so better you tell them most of time there’s no change or little.

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Hi

you are correct Brain fog today

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It's all government, but if your worried,call them at least you can say that you showed willing if anything was to change. Don't think it will. But ESA is means-tested, PIP, is not. And rules are completely different.

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Well i bet i have to pay more then cause my rates goin up .oh well .ive always worked and payed full everythin so it wont be a shock to me .first time time in 41yrs ive needed help .suppose thats life .will let you know x

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Hi I'm on the same as you I live alone be, so most of my rent us paid apart from bedroom tax and my council tax is paid, its worth talking to them to see where you stand, my poor friend did not let the housing benefit know her award she now has a years rent and council tax back pay to pay.Good luck x

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It's still benefit it's fine housing benefit isn't effected xxxxx

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Well cant get through on phone .even citizens advice r busy so still no wiser x

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You could also try ringing Turn2Us here's their website turn2us.org.uk/ - helpline number can be found there :)

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Thanks will look it up now x

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Hi Patches as long as you're not over the 16k saving allowance you'll be fine for housing benefit. If you're already receiving housing benefit I wouldn't think anything would change. But if your worried write them a short letter to explain. Take care x

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Ya lins its only cause my esa has risen in april .im ok about savings havnt got any lol x

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