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DWP official error where do I stand?
Hi, I been claiming ESA since 2011 which on all award notices I have to hand states that it is contribution based which I believe is not means tested. On that basis my husband and I agreed to cash in a small pension pot he had of around £11000 as we was to believe it would not affect my ESA in anyway. I wrote a letter to them after cashing in just to confirm what we believed to already know heard nothing for a while so decided to call them. And what a surprise we got when they said that I am not on contribution based ESA but income related ESA (somebody pressed the wrong button there words) I think this stinks and I feel they changed the goal post to suit them self's. Where do I stand any advice much appreciated.