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AM i owed money from ESA?

lena1234lena1234 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I'm on ESA as I suffer sever anxiety and chronic depression I also have fybromiala in my joints I suffer palpitations b3couse of my anxiety I'm on beta blockers and anti depressants and cocodamol and amitriptyline for my pain I'm getting £102 per week and just wonderd if I might be dew some back money I went from job seekers allowance to esa in 2014 can any one give some advice please I never question what I get as I just assume it's right 

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lena1234

    Welcome to our online community/family 👪

    It’s great to meet you today!!!!!

    The DWP are currently sending out ESA3 letters to anyone who effected.

    If.you haven’t received one as yet then you could also give them a call.

    If you need the phone number please let me know & I will get one for you!!!!!!!

    Please please let me know if you get stuck !!

    @steve51



  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lena1234, and a warm welcome to the community! Great to have you here. 

    From what others have said, it sounds as though the DWP are in the process of contacting those affected by ESA underpayments directly. So if you're one of the people affected, they will get in touch with you. Hope this helps!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The underpayment is for those that transferred from Incapacity benefit to ESA and not those that transferred from JSA.

    The £102 per week that you're receiving is because you're in the WRAG for ESA and that amount is correct amount for WRAG for those that started their claim before April 2017.

    Hope this helps.
    Community champion and 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
    Do you claim PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care?
    Community champion and 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.
  • lena1234lena1234 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I tried for pip they refused me
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then the money you're receiving for being in the WRAG is correct because the error doesn't include those that transferred from JSA.

    Did you request the Mandatory Reconsideration then Tribunal for the PIP decision? If not is there any reasons why? when was the decision made on the PIP?
    Community champion and 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.
  • lena1234lena1234 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    To be honest I don't understand it all I did appeal and heard nothing back so I assumed it was a no
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Appeal? Do you mean Mandatory Reconsideration or Tribunal? When did you request this?
    Community champion and 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.
  • lena1234lena1234 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    They gave me so meany weeks to reply I did this was in 2014
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You can re-apply but you need to remember that PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activities based on the PIP descriptors.

    When filling out the form you need to put as much information as possible about how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. Adding 2-3 examples of what happened the last time you attempted that activity.

    The evidence you send should state how your conditions affect you, future appointment letters aren't classed as evidence.
    Community champion and 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.
  • lena1234lena1234 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you so much for your help 
  • liggyliggy Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Could anyone advise me on a ESA form I had come I filled it in am I due any money
  • liggyliggy Member Posts: 12 Listener
  • liggyliggy Member Posts: 12 Listener
    edited January 2019
    How do you use this site
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    liggy said:
    Could anyone advise me on a ESA form I had come I filled it in am I due any money

    Please try to keep to one thread because it gets rather confusing. Sundays are usually quiet here so an answer to questions may take longer.


    Community champion and 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.
  • liggyliggy Member Posts: 12 Listener
  • liggyliggy Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Sorry if I upset you 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you didn't upset me, it's fine. :)
    Community champion and 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.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @liggy

    Good Morning 😇😇

    I’m one of a team of Community Champion’s here at “Scope”

    Sorry but are you still having problems getting around???

    Please please let me know if that is still the case????

    @steve51

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