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Hi, my name is Nannynoo! how long it takes for the DWP to decide on a Mandatory Reconsideration?

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Nannynoo
Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
Does anyone know how long it takes for the DWP to decide on a Mandatory Reconsideration for New Style ESA.
Thanks :smile:
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Anything up to about 12 weeks.
    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.
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome @Nannynoo and thanks for reaching out :) As Poppy has mentioned it can be anything up to 12 weeks I'm afraid, so hopefully it's sooner than that. Let us know when you hear more!
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Purrrrrrr said:

     Im nanny-noo-noo it's true that's what my grandchildren call me 😁


    That is so cute!
    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.
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thank you all for your help.
    My ESA has been reduced because I am in the contribution group, paid all my N I so don't understand it !
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Nannynoo said:
    Thank you all for your help.
    My ESA has been reduced because I am in the contribution group, paid all my N I so don't understand it !

    Why has it been reduced? Which group are you in, Support Group or Work related activity group? Are you aware that New style ESA is a contributions based on benefit?
    How much ESA are you receiving every fortnight?
    Sorry for all the questions but more information is needed before anyone can advise you further.
    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.
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    I am in the work related group, I've only been claiming ESA from 10th March.
    I have checked my NI contributions and I have all full years.
    I was being paid £9.00 per week  but this has just been increased to £17.00
    I have asked for a mandatory reconsideration because I don't understand either !!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you’ve only been claiming since March this year then that’s a very quick decision to be placed into the work related activity group.

    Are you receiving a pension? A pension of more than £85/week will reduce your ESA by 50p/week for every £1 over that amount. 


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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    No, I only receive the enhanced rate of PIP mobility  £71.00 per week.
    Just checked my letter and I am in the contribution group at the moment. Sorry for the mix up.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    What do you mean contributions group? There’s no such group. I’m trying to help you but it’s very difficult because you haven’t given enough of information. 
    Why are you only receiving £17/week ESA? 
    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.
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
    edited April 2023
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    I'm sorry that you feel confused but the benefits system is new to me !!
    My letter says .....
    The payment of ESA is base on my N I contributions and any additional amount the law says that I need to live on.

    Living expenses  
    £77.00

    Total income related amount £ 77

    Income and benefits 
    No income will be taken off your ESA allowance. 

    Your income related amount is £77 less £0.00 so you would be entitled to £77

    However because you are entitled to contribution  based ESA we will pay you £9.40

     
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    That makes absolutely no sense at all. Nothing unusual for ESA letters because they often make no sense. 
    If you’re not receiving any type of pension then I don’t see how your ESA can be reduced. 
    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.
  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    That is my thoughts exactly. I have asked for a mandatory reconsideration so I will keep you updated as to how that goes !!

    Many thanks 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @Nannynoo. How are you feeling about this at the moment?  :)
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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      >:)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Does that mean angry @Nannynoo? Here for you if you would like to talk more about how you are feeling at the moment and if anything would help  :)
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    I'm angry at the DWP for only awarding me £9.40 pw.
    It's now been over 6 weeks and still haven't heard anything back.
    I don't think that they could live on that amount.
    I've worked all my life and I now need some support  !!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you checked entitlement to Universal Credit? If you live with a partner you'll need to claim as a couple and your joint circumstances will be taken into consideration. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming. You can use this calculator to check entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator

    With regards to your ESA it makes no sense for it to be reduced if you're not receiving a pension of more than £85/week because this is the only thing that can reduce New style ESA.

    Your ESA will be deducted in full from any UC entitlement.

    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.
  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    I have now received my appointment for my work capability assessment via telephone, it's on the 13th June.
    Wish me luck x
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Keeping everything crossed for you @Nannynoo🤞
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  • Nannynoo
    Nannynoo Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thank you Hannah
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