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Pip got reduced, now esa wasn't in my bank today


I usually get my esa every Tues, today it wasn't in my bank.

I have recently had my pip reduced and have asked for MR.....would this affect my esa payment.

Although when I looked at my award letter dated Jan...it says that when the awards increase my payment will be fro 14th April....Which is tomorrow, so does this mean my payment day has changed to Wednesdays every two weeks now.

I'm seriously worried as will be without any money if the esa has stopped.

Please help....any advice 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    I am a bit confused as you say your PIP has been reduced then move on to say when you get new increased payment? 

    Sometimes a new PIP decision can affect payment of esa as they will check the calculation is correct 

    All you can do is call them to see what is happening 
  • liz070181liz070181 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    @janer1967 thanks for replying.

       Sorry hard to explain when so worried! I was on the enhance rate of pip, and now gone to standard rate, when I'm worse than I was on first assessment, so have asked for them to look again at my claim, so a MR.

    With my esa, I received a  letter regarding the April increase from 12th April said payment will be on the 14th April 2021 till November 2021......so just wondered because 8ve asked them to look at my pip again, would this affect my esa? 

    Just worried I'm now loosing all my benefits

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    You won't be losing your esa will just be maybe as I explained change in PIP will have triggered recalculation  it's just a admin thing 

    But call them 
  • liz070181liz070181 Member Posts: 3 Listener

    I appreciate you responding....I will call them first thing tomorrow 

    Thanks 😊 fingers crossed 🤞
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    OK let us know the outcome as will be helpful for other members 
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