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Effect on ESA IR and DLA of first newborn??!

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LadyMaryChristmas Tue 13-Nov-12 23:17:38

DLA is a non-means tested benefit, so you should continue to get this. If you're a single parent, then the ESA would change to income support. You need to pop to the CAB, they will go through all of this with you. Don't panic. smile

blondefeathers79 Tue 13-Nov-12 23:14:07

When I found out I was expecting I contacted a benefits advisor who said I might get child tax credit, but other than that nothing would change. I just contaced DWP to tell then I'd given birth, when a friend said, a friend of hers had her ESA and DLA stopped when she notified them. Surley they can't just assume as I've had a baby u no longer need them? I'm really stressing out as I've no idea how I will cope if they stop, really struggling as it is. Anyone been in same position?, orANY help really appreciated. Thanks so much in advanced.

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