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ESA tribunal help! Please

shaunndanshaunndan Member Posts: 4 Listener
hi there so after a stressful 7 months of appealing against my esa decision I have finally heard back saying I am not fit for work, now what I’d like to know if any of you lovely people can help, 1 I’ve been claiming jsa whilst appealing do I cancel this or will they do this for me? 2 how long will this process take to get back on my esa? I was in the support group and have lost a fair bit of money since appeal, they scored me 0 points but have just been awarded with 21 points, also will I still be in the support group or will it be different, and will they backdate the money I have lost out on? Any help would be great thank you all xx

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi shaunndan

    You should receive backdated payment to the date your benefit was stopped, minus any JSA payments received as the tribunal has remade the origional decision. Typically the DWP take 5-8 weeks to put a tribunal award into payment. It is a good idea to check that DWP have received the notice as they do mislay them at times..
    I think your decision letter should detail the group, hopefully back into SG

    I am sure that others may have better /more info for you, but congrats on getting what you deserve

    CR

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • shaunndanshaunndan Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you cockneyrebel just the case of waiting now then, I will be giving them a few days and then contacting them as only recieves the letter yesterday from tribunal to say I had won thank you for your advice 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    You are very welcome
    Plese stay in touch and let us know

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • shaunndanshaunndan Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Ohh wow stressed! Phoned them today yes I have won my case but been put into the wrag, I’ve been on sg, for over 4 years and now this! And they say they will reasses me in 18 months this is so unfair! 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear this @shaunndan, it sounds like this whole process has been a long and tiring situation for you! Is there anything specific we can advise you with at this point?
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