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Hi, my name is donMa84!

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donMa84
donMa84 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all, am hoping for some advice. I am in the support group for esa and up until November last year was a carer for my son. I stopped being his carer and submitted a form to do some permitted work (trying to take some control of my life) the permitted work started on the 4th Jan this year. 

I received my usual esa on Wednesday 31/1/24 and this morning I have woken up to a payment of £648 from esa due for Monday. I have no idea what this is for and it’s stressing me out that I have been over paid? Has anyone had this before or know what the reason for it could be? 

TIA 🙏🏼

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    My first thoughts are that even though you stopped claiming carers allowance were ESA still deducting the carers allowance from the ESA? If they were then they shouldn’t have been so this could be from that.

    Either way, you will need to ring ESA on Monday to ask them what it’s for. 
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  • donMa84
    donMa84 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Yes! I actually think they may have been. Because my payments didn’t change. Just stayed the same amount and the carers allowance stopped. I don’t think I actually knew they took money from your esa because of carers? 
  • donMa84
    donMa84 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Do you know how much they deduct from esa when you are a carer? I might be able to work it out then. Sorry to keep pestering you 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hey @donMa84, welcome to the community :) Hope you're having a good day today! I see you're already getting help about your benefits, Poppy is very knowledgeable about our benefits system. It's certainly a very complicated system! We do have some advice sections about ESA and working, if you'd also like to read them you can follow this link :)

    And don't worry about pestering, we are here to help and support everyone on this community! 
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