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Got letter esa this what says which don’t get

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zane
zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
I get esa every year and my partner in support group with my claim it said employment support allowance esa but also said contributory employment support allowance start date 26 mar 2024 but i through start April and it’s not a new claim since my partner been on my claim years. Is it because pip she might get please reply 

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  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    Does this mean my partner not support group anymore since she can’t work and so can’t I can’t work 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry but I’m confused by your comment. What dates exactly does it say in the letter? 

    Support Group is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise and it doesn’t just stop anyway. 

    Are you claiming a disability benefit yourself and does your partner claim Carers allowance for looking after you? 
    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.
  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    Also update I’m going get same amount last year so has not gone up 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    What amounts does it say? Are there any deductions from your ESA for anything? 
    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.
  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    What amounts does it say? Are there any deductions from your ESA for anything? 
    205 pounds 90p weekly which got last year says on top info about your benefit entitlement I don’t understand what means 
  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    What entitlement start date mean 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you sure this is the annual updating letter? 
    zane said:
    What entitlement start date mean 
    Sorry but I have no idea. What are the dates exactly in the letter?

    It’s extremely difficult to advise based on such limited information and I can’t see the letter.
     
    If it is the uprating letter then I’m afraid you will need to ring ESA to ask them. 

    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.
  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
    edited February 14
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    Sorry but I’m confused by your comment. What dates exactly does it say in the letter? 

    Support Group is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise and it doesn’t just stop anyway. 

    Are you claiming a disability benefit yourself and does your partner claim Carers allowance for looking after you? 
    I I’m on esa and my partner in support group but she can’t work so letter say dear [REMOVED BY MODERATOR- Personal information] you were awarded income related employment and support allowance and contributory employment and support allowance. Your partner also included in the claim  and say entitlement start date 26 mar 2014 current amount 205 90 weekly . They did not send rates for April 2024  like I ask  for . People did not understand me which I’m cross 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    It seems like they just sent you confirmation of your current award. Not the uprating letter. 

    I’m afraid you will need to wait for the uprating letter to arrive. It’s still only mid Feb so plenty of time for it to arrive yet. I still haven’t had mine. 

    I realise you want that letter but you need to have patience and wait a little longer, you will receive it at some point. 

    I also see that you’ve included your full name in your comment above. Personal information such as names are not allowed here because of your own safety. If you can please remove your name. 
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    If it helps your weekly rate from April will be £219.70… £439.40/fortnight. 
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @zane, we've just removed the name from your comment. Please be careful about your personal information! :)
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    It seems like they just sent you confirmation of your current award. Not the uprating letter. 

    I’m afraid you will need to wait for the uprating letter to arrive. It’s still only mid Feb so plenty of time for it to arrive yet. I still haven’t had mine. 

    I realise you want that letter but you need to have patience and wait a little longer, you will receive it at some point. 

    I also see that you’ve included your full name in your comment above. Personal information such as names are not allowed here because of your own safety. If you can please remove your name. 
    Hi sorry putting my real name I noticed you removed it  I told esa dwp send rates April but did not listen to me . Are waiting on my partner claim on pip since she got award today or is dwp investigate my claim no reason that why I have not got rates letter . Or did send it by mistake since ask send rates letter .
  • zane
    zane Community member Posts: 159 Courageous
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    Hi @zane, we've just removed the name from your comment. Please be careful about your personal information! :)
    Ok sorry did not know that ya be much careful next time 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    zane said:
    It seems like they just sent you confirmation of your current award. Not the uprating letter. 

    I’m afraid you will need to wait for the uprating letter to arrive. It’s still only mid Feb so plenty of time for it to arrive yet. I still haven’t had mine. 

    I realise you want that letter but you need to have patience and wait a little longer, you will receive it at some point. 

    I also see that you’ve included your full name in your comment above. Personal information such as names are not allowed here because of your own safety. If you can please remove your name. 
    Hi sorry putting my real name I noticed you removed it  I told esa dwp send rates April but did not listen to me . Are waiting on my partner claim on pip since she got award today or is dwp investigate my claim no reason that why I have not got rates letter . Or did send it by mistake since ask send rates letter .
    You need to wait for the uprating letter to be sent to you. Ringing ESA to ask them to send it isn't helpful because they will only send this years rates, which is what you received. As I keep advising, there's plenty of time to receive the uprating letter. 
    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.
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