Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Can people get ESA if they own their own home?

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    15

    Can people get ESA if they own their own home?

    My friend has recently got very disabled and ill, and is thinking of claiming ESA. Can he do this if he is a homeowner? We were unsure because it says you can't have savings over 16k but sure the value of the house is taken into account? Or does your own home not count?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member beau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,116
    Your own home does not count as savings.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    111
    Also depends on which ESA you qualify income related or contribution based the house does not count but savings and any income all play a part.
    Its a good idea to type ESA in to Google and read the site to make things clear for you as individual circumstances matter..........Paul

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    3,512
    The home you live in for the majority of time is disregarded as capital.

    The disregard ends if the home ceases to be your main residence, for example if your condition forces you to move elsewhere and you do not sell the house.

Similar Threads

  1. ESA and going away from home
    By buble48 in forum Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-08-14, 16:09
  2. home help
    By rozana in forum Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-14, 13:20
  3. Home Sweet Home
    By Lighttouch in forum News and general discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-03-14, 09:54
  4. Research on how physically disabled people and non-disabled people interact
    By PsychologyMark89 in forum Surveys, research requests and TV programmes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-05-13, 19:34
  5. People with disabilities or disabled people?
    By Lighttouch in forum News and general discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 07-09-12, 18:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •