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ESA50....phonecall ?

booboo73booboo73 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi everyone 

I completed my Esa50 form a few weeks ago regarding the underpayments . I have been told I 99% fit the criteria to be successful.

I just have a phone call from the Esa..... asking me to confirm I live alone? I said yes I do and she said thank you I'm just processing your claim, maybe I'm paranoid but she sounded very abrupt. 
I am confused by this  as I do live alone and ticked this on the form so why would she be ringing up ....has this happened to anyone else?

Also she said she was processing the form and I and i should get a decision next week... I thought they wanted bank statements first.... I have no saving and never have had. 
Thanks allxxx

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

    Do you mean the ESA3 form? The ESA50 form is the work capability assessment form.

    The question you were asked about living alone. Do you claim PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care? If so does anyone claim carers allowance for looking after you?
    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.
  • Adam_AlumniAdam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering
    Hi @booboo73

    If by the end of this week you haven't had your decision, it may be worth ringing for clarification.  Our members will be able to confirm for you if this has happened to them.

    Keep us posted.

  • booboo73booboo73 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    HI
    They were great and I have been successful. They made a payment Thurs evening at 7pm, do you know when I will receive it please Adam?
    They were really helpful and kind....not at  all what I expected from DWP😊
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    booboo73 said:
    HI
    They were great and I have been successful. They made a payment Thurs evening at 7pm, do you know when I will receive it please Adam?
    They were really helpful and kind....not at  all what I expected from DWP😊
    A bacs payment from DWP takes 3-4 working days to go into a bank account depending on who you bank with. It could be tomorrow or Wednesday. If you don't receive payment by end of the week then ring DWP to ask what's happening.
    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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