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ESA change of address situation

confused66
confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
I moved in with my partner last September and only lived with him for a short period as I had to return to my home town which was along way from him, because a family matter occurred. I received a new esa3 form which I filled in as a single person but used his postcode as I am still of no fixed abode. They called and said they had a problem and that as I was using his postcode. I seemed advice and was told to use a postcode in my home town as I was residing there which I did do. I still visit his house and am still under consultant for an operation in his area because of the waiting list. So the esa demanded other information which I supplied each time I get a call they move the goal posts for something else. Now it has gone to a decision maker as they don't believe I have moved at all. 

Comments

  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @confused66

    Good Evening & Welcome ??

    I’m very very sorry ? to hear ? about your (esa)

    I am one off the Community Champion’s here.

    I would like to try to offer you some help/support with things if required????

    @steve51
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Good evening @steve51 thank u for ur reply and ur help with this situation was be very much appreciated
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My last payment was before xmas and now the decision has gone to a decision maker in ur opinion how do u think I stand ? It just seems as if they are now dictating to me if I can visit? Also as I said I have an appointment with a surgeon in my partners area bout arranging a date for my  operation I am worried should I cancel this appointment as I will have to stay over at his house. This situation is making me poorly if u cud help I wud be eternally grateful.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,560 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I think the problem here is that you used to be a couple and claimed ESA as a couple. You moved out and then claimed as a single person but you continued to use their address. Now they're questioning whether you're still a couple. This is far too complicated for an internet forum and i'd advise you to get expert advice and contact your local welfare rights or law centre.
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Just to add thou wen we did live together we did not claim any other benefits like housing or council tax? 
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    What do u think wud be the worse case scenario.? 
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I am so stressed over this situation. It's making me poorly. After I seeked professional advice to use my c/o address back home I explained that I am of no fixed abode still at the moment. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,560 Disability Gamechanger
    Using the address where you used to live with your partner will have caused the problem, as i advised.

    I really can't advise on the worst case scenario i'm afraid. You'll need to wait for DWP to make a decision and go from there, if it's not what you were expecting.
  • confused66
    confused66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Ok poppy123456. Thank u anyways. Take care.

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