sorry to hear that your ESA has stopped.
need to know why your ESA stopped. If
you have not received a decision letter telling you why benefit has stopped it
is worth contacting ESA on 0345 608 8545. You will need your National Insurance number
as a reference when contacting ESA.
you have received a decision letter you can request
a mandatory reconsideration, your request must be made within 1 month of the date
of the ESA decision. For example, if you
received the ESA decision on 26 October 2016 you must make the request by 29 November
It is best to put the request in writing stating that you want to ‘lodge
a mandatory reconsideration against the decision dated ??? that stopped your ESA. Give brief reasons to why you disagree with the
If ESA has been refused because you have failed a Limited Capaility for
Work assessment (LCWA) put down what difficulties you have e.g. pain in my
joints mean that I cannot walk, stand or sit for long. If you have any medical evidence e.g. hospital
letters that support your case then attach these to your request. The address to send your mandatory
reconsideration letter will be the ESA postal address on your decision letter.
Someone from ESA may contact you once they receive your mandatory
reconsideration request. They will want
to explain how they reached their decision, and discus why you disagree with the
decision. If you are still unhappy with the
decision please make sure that you tell ESA that you want to continue with your
mandatory reconsideration request.
Whilst your mandatory reconsideration is being considered you may be
able to claim for example JSA, Housing Benefit and Council tax Reduction.
If the mandatory reconsideration decision does not change the decision then
the next stage is to lodge an appeal. Your appeal needs to be lodged with the
tribunal service within 1 month of the date of the ESA mandatory
reconsideration decision. But, hopefully
you will not need to lodge an appeal.