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I HAVE BEEN AWARDED ESA ALLOWANCE WITH THE SUPPORT GROUP COMPONENT. COULD ANYONE TELL ME HOW MUCH IT IS I WILL GET PLEASE. 

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

    Great news. I'm assuming it's New style ESA, if so then this is £111.65 per week, payable from the 14th week of your claim. If the decision took longer than that then you'll be backdated the difference between assessment rate and support group rate.
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Thankyou so much. I don't know if it is new style as they never said. It was a mandatory reconsiderstion and I received a letter on Saturday saying I'm entitled to Employment Support Allowance with the Support Group component. 👍
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When did your claim start please?
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You actually applied for ESA just 1 month ago?
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    No I was on it for 4 years then got assessed in July this year. Failed the assessment and out on to work related activity group. I applied for mandatory reconsiderstion and they got back to me on Saturday saying they have revised my case and entitled me to esa with support group. Sorry I should have said. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah, that makes sense, thanks for explaining that.

    If it's Income Related ESA you were claiming the support group rate for this (single person) is £128.45 per week. Backdated to the date the original decision was made. The backdated amount will be the difference between what you were receiving and the support group rate.
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Thankyou so much for that. I just have to wait for my pi tribunual hearing now. 👍👍👍
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Great news they changed their decision at MR for you @Bennyboy1928
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Delighted. Just got the pip tribunual to go through next 🤞🤞🤞
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Do you have a date for that yet @Bennyboy1928?
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    No I haven't got that yet. 
  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Can anyone tell me if you are on wrag and do you get the benefit backdated esa support group backdated? I done a mandatory reconsiderstion and I am now being put on support group. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I did answer that question when you first asked. It will be backdated to the date the original decision was made and you will receive the difference between WRAG and Support Group amount. As you said it was only about 1 month then it will be a very small amount of backpay.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As your claim started before April 2017 then the difference between WRAG and Support group for you is approximately £25 per week.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @Bennyboy1928!! I hope your PIP tribunal goes a similar way!
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  • Bennyboy1928Bennyboy1928 Member Posts: 42 Connected
    Thankyou. Fingers crossed 🤞 
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