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Payments during Tribunal wait

lolabootslolaboots Member Posts: 32 Connected
Hi all.We all know it can take a while to hear from DWP with info etc so,after submitting an SSC1,when do your ESA payments begin from?(I know they are assessment rate etc),i just wondered if they go from the date you submitted,your SSC1 or the date the Tribunal received it or some other point of time😀

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  • hartill77hartill77 Member Posts: 97 Courageous
    Hi @lolaboots
    My Daughters dad won his appeal but didn't get any payments until the descision from the appeal was posted to him.  They back dated the payments from the start of his claim from when he should have got esa.  So depending on your circumstances they can choose when to pay you from. 

    Hope that helps

    If you feel youve waited a couple weeks and want an update give them a call. 

    charlene
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    lolaboots said:
    Hi all.We all know it can take a while to hear from DWP with info etc so,after submitting an SSC1,when do your ESA payments begin from?(I know they are assessment rate etc),i just wondered if they go from the date you submitted,your SSC1 or the date the Tribunal received it or some other point of time😀

    Once you hear from the Tribunal and they've accepted your appeal they'll send you a reference number in with the bundle they send. You need to use this reference number, contact ESA and ask to be put back onto assessment rate. They don't automatically put you back onto it. You'll also need fit/sick notes from your GP until the Tribunal make a decision.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you haven't been claiming JSA while you've waited and you want to be back dated the ESA since it stopped then the fit/sick notes need to be back dated to the date of the original decision.

    If you've claimed Universal Credit since you've been found fit for work then you can't go back onto ESA.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • lolabootslolaboots Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thanks everyone,how lovely of you all to let me know i needed a sick note.Because the DWP didn't mention it once when i spoke to them every day last week and on Monday!But as you said @poppy123456,my tribunal stuff came back Monday and then,late that afternoon,i had a text from DWP about a sick note but at least i was ahead of the game thanks to you guys!
    It's done anyway,scanned and sent in this morning so let's hope it now isn't too long until payments begin.
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