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Thread: I'm thinking about moving house (in Scotland), how will it affect my ESA?

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    Cate
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    I'm thinking about moving house (in Scotland), how will it affect my ESA?

    Hey there! If anyone has any advice or experience I'd appreciate it, I'd call, but last time I tried to query something they just stopped my payments!!

    So, Husband and I are thinking of moving house, likely to another council district, but we can't decide if its worth while. Does anyone know what happens to ESA/housing benefit if you move to another district/area? We are in Scotland where the rules are slightly different so especially would like any help from anyone who knows about the Scottish system! A few details..

    We have been on income related ESA for geez 2 or 3 years now, I'm in the WRAG but I've never had any interviews or anything about it, which is kind of weird. Hubby is a full time student and does not have any income.

    OKay Thank you so much! <3

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    For ESA, you just inform the office that deals with ESA of a change of address and if it's in a different area, they transfer your claim. It's mostly electronic nowadays.
    With regards to HB, i'm not sure of the Scottish system, but a new council area will no doubt require a fresh claim, as with Council Tax Benefit/Reduction.

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