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Thread: ESA IR and DLA MObility Lower and effect of a newborn? Please help!

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    blondeyork
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    ESA IR and DLA MObility Lower and effect of a newborn? Please help!

    Hello everyone,

    Please could someone give me some urgent advice as I am somewhat stressed. I claim ESA IR and DLA Mobility Lower. I have just notifed them both that I have just had my first baby 16.11.12. I had done a benefit check on-line whilst pregnant and it said money wise I wouldn't be entitled to any more money but I should still notify them.

    I wrote to them both today and then reading a post on another website, saw someone saying when they told them she had had a baby her benefits were stopped!. I am really panicing (I know there is nothing I can do, as I have had a baby), but I really didn't think that would be the case, do you think this is correct?. My circumstances haven't changed in any other way, so why would having a baby change things, unless they assume if you cna look after a baby you don't need ESA and DLA, if anything i need a bit more help not less.

    Please could someone advise at lest if I am aware I will not be stressing for the next 2 weeks waiting to find out, I am hoping maybe someone here has been in a similar situation?

    Most grateful!!

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    davewhit
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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeyork View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Please could someone give me some urgent advice as I am somewhat stressed. I claim ESA IR and DLA Mobility Lower. I have just notifed them both that I have just had my first baby 16.11.12. I had done a benefit check on-line whilst pregnant and it said money wise I wouldn't be entitled to any more money but I should still notify them.

    I wrote to them both today and then reading a post on another website, saw someone saying when they told them she had had a baby her benefits were stopped!. I am really panicing (I know there is nothing I can do, as I have had a baby), but I really didn't think that would be the case, do you think this is correct?. My circumstances haven't changed in any other way, so why would having a baby change things, unless they assume if you cna look after a baby you don't need ESA and DLA, if anything i need a bit more help not less.

    Please could someone advise at lest if I am aware I will not be stressing for the next 2 weeks waiting to find out, I am hoping maybe someone here has been in a similar situation?

    Most grateful!!
    There is a school of thought in the DWP that if you can get pregnant carry to term and deliver your not sick as the body needs to be well to do so.

    Imo depends what your health problem is? looking after a baby is very hard, you might need to explain help you need in detail

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    DW is right and it would depend on your disability, however it is highly unlikely IMO.
    Being on IR ESA I'm sure you will be eligible for other benefits such as IS and CTC. Of course these would depend on your financial situation but IR ESA would already be taking that into account. I understand it is difficult not to worry but at the end of the day you're either entitled or your not, worrying won't change that, so just phone them and ask them or get down to the CAB or similar.

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