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Girlfriend awarded PIP but now ESA suddenly stopped?

Just got off the phone to my gf frantic.  She checked her bank account during the early hours to find a backdate of PIP standard daily living 2 days ago, before she even received an award letter yet.

But she also noticed her ESA had not gone in and it usually does right after midnight, and there aren't even any pending transactions, so now she is panicking.

She's due to receive some letters from the DWP today.  Might they shed some light on it?

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Call the DWP, who will be the best people to give an exclamation of your non or late payments, anybody replying to this post would be stabbing in the dark.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not unusual for ESA to stop after a PIP award... A fast payment can be done today, when she rings.
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  • debs182debs182 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Thats strange, perhaps its because she may be entitled to the disability premium? So they're adjusting her claim? Im not sure how it works so like everyone else as said get her to call dwp as soon as they're open
    What was group is she in? 
  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
    debs182 said:
    Thats strange, perhaps its because she may be entitled to the disability premium? So they're adjusting her claim? Im not sure how it works so like everyone else as said get her to call dwp as soon as they're open
    What was group is she in? 
    Thanks everyone.

    she is asleep now but I will advise her what everyone said in this thread when she wakes
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The only premium that would be payable here is the Enhanced disability premium, if she's in the Support Group for ESA, otherwise she isn't eligible. Severe disability premium you need to live alone or be classed as living alone and it's not automatically awarded.
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  • PIPnewbiePIPnewbie Member Posts: 268 Pioneering
    The only premium that would be payable here is the Enhanced disability premium, if she's in the Support Group for ESA, otherwise she isn't eligible. Severe disability premium you need to live alone or be classed as living alone and it's not automatically awarded.
    I’m not sure what ESA she gets but I know her weekly is £127.15 I believe.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's Support Group, Income Related amount.
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  • debs182debs182 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Yep like poppy said that's the support group, hopefully she'll get some answers when she calls, good luck and keep us updated 🙂
  • Debbie1234Debbie1234 Member Posts: 82 Courageous
    Hi 😀
    just reading your post. Exactly the same has happened to me. I got back pay pip today but no esa 😢 I usually get fortnightly. I have had no letters either.
    could you shed light please Poppy. I am so utterly devastated, every time I see light at the end of the tunnel it goes black again. I am so fed up. They give in one hand and take in another. I am married and I receive £335.30 I have money taken out for water on the big difference scheme
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 😀
    just reading your post. Exactly the same has happened to me. I got back pay pip today but no esa 😢 I usually get fortnightly. I have had no letters either.
    could you shed light please Poppy. I am so utterly devastated, every time I see light at the end of the tunnel it goes black again. I am so fed up. They give in one hand and take in another. I am married and I receive £335.30 I have money taken out for water on the big difference scheme

    I did answer your question on your other thread, which is here. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/73335/esa-suddenly-stopped#latest

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