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Changed my address Esa stopped no payment

Hi I changed my address and advised of new address to esa, no payment gone in bank office closed no notice to say why what could it be I'm so worried I'm on high rates pip and support esa 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,422 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dillan5560 sorry to hear this. The best option would be to ring DWP monday morning. Let us know how you get on :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • dillan5560dillan5560 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thankyou so worried never had a problem, always get paid on a Saturday nothing today have to wait till Mon but I'm so worried why they've done it no warning 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,422 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you checked with your bank to see if they are having any issues with their system?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • dillan5560dillan5560 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Yes checked with bank no issues and nothing pending 😔
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,422 Disability Gamechanger
    At your new address, are you living independently or with someone else?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • dillan5560dillan5560 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    With my daughter and 2 children she's self employed and only gets child benefit and child tax could it be this 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,422 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you notify DWP this when changing your address?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • dillan5560dillan5560 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Yes I did but didn't realise about living with someone over 18
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Living with your daughter won’t affect your ESA unless you were claiming the severe disability premium on top before you moved in with her. If you were claiming this then you will have an overpayment. This maybe the reason why your ESA has stopped. ESA income related support group is approximately £127.15 per week without the severe disability premium. To know for sure what’s happened you’ll need to ring DWP when they open.

    Your PIP won’t be affected.
    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.
  • dillan5560dillan5560 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thankyou for your reply poppy123456, I only moved into my daughters 10 days ago so not sure of overpayment, just wish they had notified me but will find out Tom just hope they don't stop it all together I use a carers service as my daughter can't be there whilst working so been paying for Independant carers service to help me if I loose the sdp then I won't be able to afford as much care will let you know outcome thankyou
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will definitely lose the SDP £64 approximately per week. unless your daughter claims a qualifying benefit herself like DLA mid/high rate care or PIP daily living. Part of the criteria for this is you must live alone or be classed as living alone. 
    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.
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