Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Enquiry about back dated payments.

Hi I was wondering if someone could help.ive been waiting since end of May for back dated payments between 2012 to 2014..how long do you have to wait I tried to ring today,I went through to the wrong department, even though it was the number I had been giving I understand there so many people due a payment.she could only say.they are waiting for documents and I have to sit tight didn t realise it would take so long,, how long did others wait please xx


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It can take between 12-20 weeks for a decision on this because of the backlogs in a lot of areas. Lots of people are owed money yes but lots haven't been owed anything. Whether you're one of the ones that's owed money will depend on your circumstances between those dates. Hopefully not too much longer.
    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.
  • DinkysaurusDinkysaurus Member Posts: 36 Courageous
    I rang yesterday and was told they have stopped giving estimates as there are just so many to get through. Ive been waiting since May. 
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