On this page we discuss the two elements that provide additional financial support and are important for people with disabilities or long-term health problems – the disability element and the severe disability element.The Government is gradually introducing universal credit, a new benefit which will eventually replace tax credits, and some other social security benefits.You can find out more about this in our universal credit section.
If you are part of a couple, and you both individually meet all three conditions, you should have two disability elements included in your claim. You are unable to be paid both of these benefits at the same time. As they expect me to be available for work a lot more than I am able to allow, due to caring. S as a carer, but was told that I could not claim I. I know that if I do claim CA my mother will lose a lot of her benefit. I have been finding it difficult at the Jobcentre when I go into sign on. You must be caring for someone who has in payment or is waiting to hear about a claim for, D. S, and therefore not be required to sign on or be available for work. Hi all, quick question when esa backdate money, do they only pay it out when your next esa payment is due, or can they issue backdated payments anytime? The last time i was paid back dated money from esa is was issued as a seperate payment but on the same day as my normal esa.