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Peter234
Peter234 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Had a letter for my claim from ESA and i am a bit confused about it ,
its says ," From 12 April 2023 the rates of social security will change. from 12 April 2023 your ESA will be £225.45 week. this is because of : a change in the rates of social security benefits.  
from 5 July 2023 your ESA will be £149.05 a week . this is because of: a change in money coming in.

so i don't understand why it is reduced in July is this normal ?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    That amount will be the Severe disability Premium. I note from another thread that you're claiming PIP. Is your PIP award due to end in July? If so then that will be why your benefit entitlement is due to change at that time. If your PIP continues then the SDP will also continue, if you're still entitled to it.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Peter234
    Peter234 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    That amount will be the Severe disability Premium. I note from another thread that you're claiming PIP. Is your PIP award due to end in July? If so then that will be why your benefit entitlement is due to change at that time. If your PIP continues then the SDP will also continue, if you're still entitled to it.
    regarding my PIP i had forms to fill in they where sent out last year to me about late November,  they wanted to know about my illness and any evidence to be sent with the form, I sent everything off last year around the beginning of December, normally i get a letter back from the PIP if my claim is still awarded but i have not had any letter yet, they do normally take a few months to send a reply back,  should i ring them regarding the PIP claim or just wait for them to reply?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Peter234 said:..regarding my PIP i had forms to fill in they where sent out last year to me about late November, .. I sent everything off last year around the beginning of December, normally i get a letter back from the PIP if my claim is still awarded but i have not had any letter yet, they do normally take a few months to send a reply back,  should i ring them regarding the PIP claim or just wait for them to reply?
    Assessments have a large backlog so it may all take longer than usual. If they haven't made a decision by July they will extend your existing award.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,985 Disability Gamechanger
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    Peter234 said:
    That amount will be the Severe disability Premium. I note from another thread that you're claiming PIP. Is your PIP award due to end in July? If so then that will be why your benefit entitlement is due to change at that time. If your PIP continues then the SDP will also continue, if you're still entitled to it.
      should i ring them regarding the PIP claim or just wait for them to reply?
    You only returned the forms at the beginning of December. There's lots of people here still waiting more than a year later. My advice is to try to forget about it for now, though i appreciate it that it's not easy to do that.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Peter234
    Peter234 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    thanks for your help its always a worrying time when you don't know what the out come will be,  They have normally been sending my PIP renewal forms out every 3 years and i noticed i normally get a telephone assessment not to long after sending them forms off,  I was expecting at lest another PIP assessment much sooner, I don't know if they will do an assessment this time i sure hope not as i dreed having them, I think my PIP would have been ended well before  5 July 2023 so i am thinking they might have extended it because of the back log.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I completely hear your worry and dread @Peter234. This is more a reflection of the difficult situation than you as a person.

    Is there anything, in particular, that might help things to feel more manageable for you at the moment and less worrying? 

    Please don't hesitate to let us know how things go and if there's anything we can do to support you further in the meantime  :)
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