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Altered payment day

whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
I have always been paid xx day, now it's going to be xx day.  They are using the payment day as the one after I was given my pip decision on, when they printed the letters. Coincidence perhaps.

Could I ring them and actually ask for it to be as it was?  Surely the most logical and simple thing is for your payments to be in the same day.

Ps. We need a thread called what the benefits system don't tell you. They are not on the same page!

Pps. I need to be gathering evidence of how this is effecting me because it can used in the review. They scored me a zero for budgeting. I am needing to come here for help and support to get my head around it. 


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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi whistles

    They have a pre determined payment cycle, as PIP starts the day after your DLA ends

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    So people's esa payment day changes when you go to pip? 
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I never gave that a thought to be honest. As long as I get paid I am happy :) 

    Mine are paid on the same day of the week, ESA every two weeks, PIP every 4 weeks

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • gillian29gillian29 Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    I’m happy now I’ve got my severe disability back and they
    have back dated it from when they stopoed
    it.I get child tax credit
    on a Wednesday and easa every
    other Thursday and pip every four weeks on a Thursday.Its always been the same days 
    gillian x
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I might ring them then because it will make my life easier to be on the same day.

    I do feel, unless the computers would crash that all on the same day would make budgeting easier, for some of us who struggle already. 
     :) 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When transfering from DLA to PIP your payment day will always be different. As CR said PIP starts the day after your DLA ends.

    No your ESA day doesn't change when you're awarded PIP. They way the work out ESA, JSA and IS payment days is totally different to PIP/DLA.
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    I think I will wait and see. :)
    The esa letter has given me two dates, one when my money will drop and the second after the election it's an extra £2. Both days are a Saturday. 
    But it could mean they are taking about the actual week rather than money goes in Saturday so you are now Monday. 


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