I am looking for some help. I have just been moved onto income based ESA from contribution based ESA, and after 4 years of fighting I have been awarded DLA lower rate for care highest rate for mobility. Not only is my mobility poor I suffer from mental health problems and can't relate to people well. This is due to enduring 5 years solid of bullying from my previous employment. I went to counceling and they have talked me into doing a HNC college course. So I applied for the course, and to SAAS to pay my college fees.
I have just had a phone call from the DWP who asked was there no loan available to fund me for this course, I replied I don't know. I have to provide a letter from the authorities confirming that there is no funding. I have found out that there may be funding available, which would mean my ESA could be affected.
Does anyone know how much someone can receive before their ESA is affected. I receive £99.15 per week in ESA and I have not received my award letter from the DLA so I don't know how much this will be.
I had to fight long and hard to get on ESA, 4 medical assessments all of which had me in tears, and I cannot face the thought of losing the ESA and having to go through all the assessments again.
They want you to go out there and get a job, but without paper qualifications no one wants you especially with health problems, yet when you try to get the qualifications they penalise you.