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ESA savings. Annual May bank statements with June payment out £905

SamituSamitu Member Posts: 5 Listener
I'm in the ESA Support Group
I sent in my annual May bank statements and a June receipt for debit payment of £905
The DWP added my two bank statements, fine so far then added back the £905  taking me over £16,000.  
Contacted DWP immediately, they said sorry  and The Processing Team will be in touch.
Details with MP,  going to email DWP with my MANDATORY RECONSIDERATION. on other documentation
How could they get this so wrong.  I am so worried  and scared.  When will the DWP un-suspend my claim. 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,340 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, I am sorry to hear of your issue. Unfortunately nobody knows how long it will take it depends on workload of the decision maker and obviously DWP are very busy at this time.

    I hope you get it resolved soon
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,824 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Samitu hope you are ok today? welcome to scope, just to clarify are you on income related ESA or contributions based?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • SamituSamitu Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Income based 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Samitu

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s  here at Scope.

    We is got some senior members who are very good when it comes to “Benefits”

    I will forward your post onto them straightaway.

     Hi @Adrian_Scope

    Can you both please have a look at this “Benefit” post ????

    Many Thanks.

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    edited July 2020
    Hello @Samitu. I can only imagine how worrying this is for you. Unfortunately these decisions and investigations can take some time. Have they updated you at all since your original post?
    Senior Community Partner

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