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Entitlement to esa reduced benifit while awaiting appeal.

pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
Currently if you recive cb esa for 365 days your benifit stpps. While awaiting meddle assessment to see if you are elegible for the support group or the wrag group are you entitled to reduced benifit while awaiting the outcome.

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  • Bevvy7andoverBevvy7andover Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Plus if you are lucky to win you will get it backdated 
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  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Littlesheila
    Due to my wife working we don't get income related esa.
    My benifit entitlement for the last 365 days is due to my previous national insurance contribution which as now ended. Due to me having to wait for medical assessment I am not receiving any benifit at the moment and I'm trying to find out if you can get a reduced rate benifit till I have my assessment.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
    Hi,

    No, it's not possible to claim any ESA at a reduced rate because your Contributions based ESA ended after 365 days because it's only paid for this amount of time unless placed into the Support Group.  If successfully placed into the support group eventually, then your money will be backdated.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I thought you claimed UC and were given LCWRA? https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/51220/universal-credit#latest

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  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    Yes I have claimed uc after I had been through 3 appeals. And with in a month of claiming uc and having my  medical assessment I was found not fit for work and had my benifit restarted
     Very strange to me that esa after 3 appeals found me fit for work yet uc firsts assessment I didn't even have to do the pysical part and was found unfit to work. So much difference and out comes from surposedly professional medical people 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're waiting for a Tribunal for your ESA then even if you were successful and went back onto Contributions based ESA then it will be deducted £1 for £1 from your UC claim.
    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.
  • pigeon55pigeon55 Member Posts: 116 Courageous
    I wasn't successful and life was very difficult during this 18 months period financial.
    To this day I'm still amazed that the esa and appeal court upheld there dission to say even with specialist and gp reports that I was fit for work then with the same medical evidence uc dissagred and restored my benifit.
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