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I won my esa tribunal in January 17th 2019 but I have not heard back from dwp how long does it take 

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

    It can take 8 weeks to receive any backdated money owed. The only way to know what's happening is to ring DWP and ask.
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  • ChapyChapy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Every time I've rang them I'm on hold for 45 mins and they just say we'll send you a letter when complete 
  • ChapyChapy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I don't think I'll get any back payment because I was claiming jsa while I was waiting 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2019
    What group were you placed into by the Tribunal? and when did you first claim 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.
  • ChapyChapy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I claim esa in November 2017 and I'm in that work group
  • ChapyChapy Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Got put on jsa in January 2017
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Claims for ESA that were started after April 2017 aren't paid the work group component. This means that there won't be any backdated money owed to you if you claimed JSA or ESA assessment rate while waiting for the Tribunal 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.
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