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loulou28
loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
Hi just recieved a text message say we need to discuss your esa  please phone us straightaway on 9/8/2020 but there not open today was rewarded to 2022 only difference is I've had my pip award and been awarded standard for both but only had standad care can anyone help please 
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
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    Sounds iffy to me @loulou28 ?
    if you’re  still concerned it may be a genuine message you could,phone them on their proper free phone number tomorrow during office hours.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    I'm afraid we can only guess what it could be and you'll need to ring them when they open tomorrow morning at 8am. I know this doesn't help you're anxiety but i'm sure everything will be fine.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Do you think it could be to do with premiums currently get disability income guarantee at £24.10 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    That disability premium, otherwise know as Enhanced disability premium is couples rate, which is £24.50 per week and is always automatically added when you're in the Support Group (income Related).  Single person rate for this is £17.10 per week.

    The severe disability premium is only paid if you live alone or classed as living alone. If you're living with a partner or other adults over the age of 18 they must also be claiming a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living/DLA mid/high rate care or Attendance allowance, or registered blind.  No one must also be claiming either carers allowance or carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you.

    There's no disability premiums when claiming the mobility part and you were already claiming the daily living part.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
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    Just so that you're aware the timescale they give you, in your case 2022, is just a guide. You can be reassessed anytime from 3 months. Although i'd be very surprised if the reason they want to speak to you is anything to do with a work capability assessment.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    It's very strange my mum and dad had a phone call other week from dwp but they wasnt in and they never phoned back 
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Also the text just says dwp doesnt give a number to ring 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    loulou28 said:
    Also the text just says dwp doesnt give a number to ring 

    Then how do you know it's about ESA? It could be about PIP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then i really have no idea. I'm afraid you'll need to ring them tomorrow morning and tell them you received a text asking you to ring.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    I will thankyou for trying to help x
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Please come back and let us know the outcome. I must admit in almost 8 years of claiming ESA i've never had a text messaging asking me to ring them.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    No neither have I been claiming about the same time as yourself but I will definitely let you know x
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Haha phoned them this morning its was the wrong text sent out should have been one about a payment of arrears 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad it's sorted, thanks for letting us know.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    No worries dont know what I'm going to spend it on all £2.30 of it x
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    @loulou28 at least it was a genuine call! 
    ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • loulou28
    loulou28 Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Oh yes definitely 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    loulou28 said:
    No worries dont know what I'm going to spend it on all £2.30 of it x

    Don't spend it all at once ;) lol
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Buy yourself a treat lol 
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