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Confusion over Esa and pip

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

Replies

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

    It's most likely a simple error and nothing more. Sometimes when an award of another benefit is given it can temporary stop another benefit but there's nothing at all to worry about. Your ESA will remain the same and won't be affected. Give them a ring Monday and if it hasn't been paid they can do a same day payment.
    Community champion and 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.
  • box_of_frogsbox_of_frogs Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated! 
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