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ESA 1st payment time

hohobaron Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I was wondering if any of you could give me a rough idea how long it took for you to get your first payment for ESA from receiving your confirmation letter. My carers allowance was stopped straight away before I received my ESA letter so iv not had any money now for 3 weeks 


  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

    Scope community team

    edited August 2020
    Hi @hohobaron

    Welcome to the community :) I'm glad you found us and I hope we can help you out.  I'm not clued up around ESA but I know plenty of our other members are! 

    Just a few questions so I can get a better picture of your situation - When did you receive your confirmation letter? and are you managing okay food wise? 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,407 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    A claim for New style ESA is currently taking between 4-5 weeks. My advice is to ring them and ask how much longer it will be.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome @hohobaron glad you have joined the community

    I hope you get a payment sorted soon its typical they stop payments straight away but you have to wait for a new payment . This happened to me when I applied for UC they immediately stopped my child tax credits but I didnt get any UC for couple of months due to my final pay from work
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @hohobaron! :)


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