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DWP uprating letters for 2018, ESA, DLA,PIP are they late.

Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
Hi gang, I wonder if the letters that explain the yearly increase have all been sent I normally have recieved them by now or has there been a delay, I'm waiting on my PIP and ESA one's.

Just hoping they've not gone missing and is there any of you in the same boat regarding this and not recieved them yet.
⬇️
I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

You can see the video here.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


Replies

  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    You mean you get a yearly letter from the above that increases benefit? 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    whistles said:
    You mean you get a yearly letter from the above that increases benefit? 


    @whistles Yes, the ones that tell you what the rates are from April of each year for ESA, PIP, and DLA. As I've always had them by now and worried they've gone missing or not delivered.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah can't help you. My award starts then so already had letters telling me of the changes. 

    Esa goes up by £2.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    Oh dear, I was hoping for responses to members that haven't recieved them?
    I know how much everything goes up by. Thanks anyway.

    I must take my pills, I believe I must be wording everything wrong today or not explained myself or it very well :#
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi
    I have just received my PIP letter, my wife is still waiting for hers
    Neither of us have received ESA letters yet

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    Hi
    I have just received my PIP letter, my wife is still waiting for hers
    Neither of us have received ESA letters yet

    CR

    Perfect answer @CockneyRebel I mean that in a nice way. I'm glad they've not gone missing as yet.

    what date was the PIP one date as that will give an idea how long it's been stuck in the mail before you recieved it if you don't mind divulging that info.

    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • BarbiesnemesisBarbiesnemesis Member Posts: 86 Pioneering
    @ Governments a Joke I only got my PIP uprating letter today and haven't had the ESA one yet. The extra PIP money on mine amounts to about £2 or £3 quid pw. So the DWP have taken £60.00 pw from me and given me £2 or £3 quid back - wahooo!
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Iv had my ESA one, I’m sure but nothing from PIP.
    Oh thinking about it it was the letter about mortgage benefit stopping.

    So I have not had mine either 
    Susan
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    dated 2 March arrived two days ago

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    @Barbiesnemesis and @susan48 Thanks for letting me know.

    Not asking nor interested in knowing the figures or sums of money that you all receive.. Not none my Business.

    This answers what I needed to know Thanks everyone.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    dated 2 March arrived two days ago

    CR
     
    OK @CockneyRebel great thanks, I still see their running in snail mail mode... 11/12 Days lol.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t understand why it takes weeks to receive letters from DWP ??
    Totally different story when they cut/stop your award.
    Unreasonable and unfair
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Letters and payments/ stoppages are actioned at the same time. Payments are made or stopped electronically as are notifications to other departments which happens almost instantly.
    Letters of confirmation etc. go into a queue for printing and then second class posting

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks CR,
    that clears it in my head now.

  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    @Governments_A_Joke

    My apologies i didn't read what you wrote properly. Sorry.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • peterjacks01peterjacks01 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    cant belive with a taped recording of my assessment dwp wont belive my assessor lied
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    whistles said:
    @Governments_A_Joke

    My apologies i didn't read what you wrote properly. Sorry.

    @whistles No apology needed, I know what it's like with taking all this medication . 
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • dee4848dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    I got mine yesterday dated 2 weeks ago for pip 
  • lyndylou63lyndylou63 Member Posts: 30 Listener
    Received mine today showing my increase
  • gillian29gillian29 Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    Hi Susan48,I’ve recieved my pip and my easa and my council tax bill this week
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Gillian29,
    glad you’v had you letters.
    just a thought, instead of people waiting weeks on letters, if they have internet access why not do what the councils do with council tax, receive letters or notices online.
    could be set up securely, log in and passwords etc.
    cant be any less secure as posting letters!! Letters do go missing, posted into wrong houses etc.

    Just a thought
  • gillian29gillian29 Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    Hi Susan48,I totally agree with you,I’ve had my mail posted to no 1 and I’m no 11 it’s very easy done.Mail does disappear and I would hate mine to get into the wrong hands.It would be so easy to keep a track on our benefits just log in,no waiting no worry.Hope you soon get yours 
    Gill I 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    @susan48 it's a good idea for some? But let's face it you can't beat a good old brownie though the door can you hahaha.



    Good to see their filtering through now...
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Governments a joke,
    definitely
  • gillian29gillian29 Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    @susan48,I dread the bloody brown envelopes I get so stressed every time I see one
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Half my post disappeared and can’t remember what I put
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 142 Listener
    I got my ESA one last week. Dated 1st but got it on 7th. My sister got hers dated 2nd on the 12th?!  DLA one I’ve still not had. I rang and they said it was done on 2nd? Does that mean it was sent out then? Or printed ready to be sent out? I hate all this waiting and worrying :( 
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    The council opted for white.  :) 

    As for doing things online, UC can only be applied for online. 
    So the skeptic in me thinks that's another zero pip points on its way if you can manage to apply for it you are able minded.  
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Every time the postie comes I feel sick, then THE BROWN envelope.
    i check the back and if it says DWP I can’t open it.
    sits sometimes all day until I have someone with me.
    takes days reading it over and over again for some of it to sink in
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 142 Listener
    I know what you mean @susan48 it’s horrible isn’t it? 
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    @susan48 the having to read again is because nothing they write ever makes sense.
    My first payment is less to bring them in line with the end of the month. It didn't say that, it just looked even worse than the cut i expected!
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Whistles,
    exactly, reading over and over and still can’t remember what it says.
    i write on the envelope, with help , who it’s from, the date and a few words of the content.
    that saves opening up a reading the whole thing over and over again 
    susan
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 142 Listener
    Still not had mine and DWP say it was posted 2 weeks ago today? Is it normal for them to take this long? 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 142 Listener
    @dee4848 & @lyndylou63 what were that dates on yours if you don’t mind me asking so I can get a rough idea of how long they’re taking to filter through? 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 142 Listener
    Morning guys. Got my letter this morning. They’re clearly very delayed but that was probably because of the snow a few weeks ago when it was actually issued.
    Havw a good weekend everyone. 
    Niknoo. 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    Just a heads up for members awaiting their ESA uprating letter my ESA was dated on the 13th March and recieved today 19th. It's taken around a week.

    As for PIP still awaiting that one.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • zacthezebrazacthezebra Member Posts: 31 Connected
    I received my letters approximately ten days ago not that the increases made any difference to our benefits they took all the increases away because my wife gets carers.
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