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mart746mart746 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi what is procedure for going back on esa basic why waiting for appeal please 

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

    Providing you haven't claimed universal credit then once the Tribunal accept your appeal you can then go back onto assessment rate for ESA but you'll need sick/fit notes from your GP dated from when you were found fit for work. Of course before the Tribunal request you have to go through the mandatory reconsideration process.
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  • mart746mart746 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    how do i go on in between please 

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to self fund, there is no other benefit while you wait
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're claiming housing benefit then you will need to fill out a nil income form and then the housing benefit will continue. If you're unable to manage without money then UC may have to be claimed but that's a decision only you can make.

    Do be aware that it could be several weeks without money.
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's also a 5 week wait before you receive any money when you first claim UC but you can ask for a advance payment but this will need to be paid back from future UC payments.
    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.
  • mart746mart746 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    If apply for uc and appeal do you go back to esa if win appeal 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    mart746 said:
    If apply for uc and appeal do you go back to esa if win appeal 
    No
    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.
  • mart746mart746 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Not be going that route then thanks 
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