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Confused over esa

box_of_frogsbox_of_frogs Member Posts: 4 Listener
Morning, I've been recieving high rate care and low rate mobility DLA for 20 years. I also received SDA, can't remember when it was switched to esa, but I receive £224.10 2 weekly. I went through the pip process in October, February this year, they finally got in touch to say that I had been awarded no mobility and standard daily living. I sent off a mandatory reconsideration shortly after and heard yesterday that the award had been changed to the enhanced rate for both components. I was due an esa payment Monday, (which shows on my account on Saturday morning, always has done for the last 10 years) 
Theres been no payment made. Obviously, I'll ring them first thing Monday morning but just wondering if anyone has any idea what's going on. Have I lost my esa because my pip entitlement has gone up?, or will it need to be re calculated as a change in circumstances.
Obviously, like anyone who has to rely on benefits to live, i live week to week and I'm now panicking about my budgeting.
Apologies for the essay but I'd appreciate any advice or words of wisdom.
Thanks :smile:

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  • annedhannedh Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Hi, I get PIP and ESA so you can get both. They are paid from different sources so shouldn't affect each other. Have you beenover to UC or are you pensionable age ??? Hope it turns up and things will be easier when your PIP payments come through. Take care  
  • box_of_frogsbox_of_frogs Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks for your reply, I'm not pension age and haven't been moved over to UC. I'm assuming it's just a glitch in the system.
    So relieved with my pip decision, it's not a pleasant process that's for sure! 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

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