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Moving house while on ESA and PIP - Carers UK Forum

Moving house while on ESA and PIP

All about money
Hello everyone,

I am currently in the ESA Support Group and on PIP. I would like to move out of my mums place and into independent living using a private landlord (with the support of my carer)

I wondered if anyone knows whether address change will constitute a change of circumstances with the DWP? If so does this mean I will lose my ESA and PIP and be moved to UC? I will also be needing to apply for additional housing support. Can this be "plugged in" to my existing claim or will I have to re-do all the agonizing asessments etc? I would usually try to contact the DWP to ask this but it's almost literally impossible to get through to anyone at the moment.
Yes, it would trigger a review I'm afraid.
Nearly everyone making changes while of the old benefits system. Have to re apply through UC.
Tom






You would need to apply for UC which is fairly straightforward I have found. Which I believe replaces ESA.

There is a five week wait for payment too.

The independent living as it is a private landlord would come under UC

If you get the highest care rate of PIP I believe you get a slightly higher rate of housing allowance.