new-style esa assessment rate backpay
After much difficulty in communicating with them, dwp have agreed that I should be paid assessment rate ESA whilst going through the process, not just credits-only as they initially decided for me. However, they have only given me backpay to the date I called up to apply in February. However, I stated on on my esa form that I wanted my claim to start in December (as new-style esa states on the website that you can backdate your claim up to 3 months) and my corresponding fit note starts on this date in December. If I have a fit note starting from December, surely it is correct that I am back paid the assessment rate to this point, as opposed to just getting backpay to when I called up to start my application in February? I would appreciate some advice so I know whether or not to chase this up. Thank you.