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Payment stopped after ESA50

I have been in the support group( contribution one) for a while now. I received an  assessment form that they needed to review my health . I  was expecting to either go for an face to face assessment or worst scenario to be put in group in working capability one. I personally and medically not fit for work due to severe neuropathic pain. Has any of this happened to you.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If your payments have stopped and you haven't been for a face to face assessment, it can only be for 2 reasons.

    Either you didn't return the form by the date stated on the letter and you've been found fit for work for failing to return the form, there's no extension of time to return the ESA50 form. Or you failed to attend a face to face assessment and you've been found fit for work for failing to attend.

    You can't be found fit for work without a face to face assessment if those 2 reasons above didn't apply to you. Contributions based in the Support Group is paid for as long as you remain in the group. Contributions based in WRAG is paid for 365 days.

    The only way you'll find out is to ring ESA when they open at 8am this morning.
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  • jaybrodyjaybrody Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you, I will ring them. I definitely return the form on time and send it as recorded mail next day delivery. I tracked it down and have evidence it was signed for and have a name of person signed for and time they signed for. I didn't receive any letter to invite me for face to face. I don't get so many letters as I am paperless when it comes to my bills and bank statements. Letters are very rare so I definitely know that no letters came.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Sending letters signed for the DWP doesn't mean they have arrived, it just means it's been signed for by someone from Royal Mail sorting office. They're not classed as arriving until it's been scanned onto a computer. This why signed for delivery to DWP is a waste of money. Ring them and see what they say, if you need further advice please do come back. Good luck.
    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.
  • jaybrodyjaybrody Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I have called they apparently they stopped payment because they were meant to call me this morning to advice me I was due for extra payment so they wanted to confirm and add that up together. They going to reinstate the payment promptly yoday
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you got it sorted.
    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.
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