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Mandatory reconsideration. Suspended housing benefit
Hi my partner recently applied for esa. He did not get enough point as the health care professional incorrectly stated a lot of things on the report. he has an appointment with a disability advisor tomorrow to help with a mandatory reconsideration. He lives with his mum who receives housing benefit but she has had a letter saying her housing benefit has been suspended (I assume dwp informed the council of my partners esa stopping) the letter does not state the reason for the suspension but asks for his mum to inform them if my partner is on any benefit or working and to provide proof. I'm unsure on what is going to happen as he cannot really claim anything whilst going through mandatory reconsideration as universal credit is live in our area so he would have to claim that but obviously would not be able to go back to esa. we feel we should go ahead with the mandatory reconsideration rather than universal credit just because of the fact the healthcare professional's report is wrong and i would assume he would not be found to have limited capability for work if he did apply for universal credit because of the recent assessment he had. But I'm unsure what to do about the council suspending my partners mums housing benefit? We cannot prove he does not have a job or any income? Except bank statements but is that enough as it's possible to have more than one bank? And I'm worried they won't take in to account his circumstance and just expect him to claim universal credit? Any advice would be appreciated.