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ESA text

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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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,366 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Do you think it could be to do with premiums currently get disability income guarantee at £24.10 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    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.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    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 
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Also the text just says dwp doesnt give a number to ring 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    I will thankyou for trying to help x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    No neither have I been claiming about the same time as yourself but I will definitely let you know x
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Haha phoned them this morning its was the wrong text sent out should have been one about a payment of arrears 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad it's sorted, thanks for letting us know.
    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.
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    No worries dont know what I'm going to spend it on all £2.30 of it x
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,366 Disability Gamechanger
    @loulou28 at least it was a genuine call! 
    🙂
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Oh yes definitely 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,159 Disability Gamechanger
    Buy yourself a treat lol 
  • loulou28loulou28 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Think I might just do that lol 
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