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Esa contribution employment allowance award

I have recently received a letter confirming that I can get the weekly allowance of £74.70. It says from the 14th May 2021 on the first part of the letter. Then goes on to Say that the amounts will apply from the 20th May 2021.  I received a random payment on the 17th of June from dwp referenced (dwp essa credit with my national insurance number  for £64.03 ) 

When will my next payment be? And why was this payment less than the letter stated ? 
When will I get money from?  Also since this application I am now isolating due to contracting covid. So am off work again.  Is there anything I need to do about this? 

Thanks ema 

Comments

  • Girl_No1
    Girl_No1 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    edited June 2021
    Hi @emalou33 and welcome to the Forum.

    Given the late hour, and in the absence of our expert posters, I'm going to suggest the £64.03 may be payment for 6 days allowance e.g. 14-20May = 6 days.   

    I'm sure others will be along at a *normal* hour and be able to answer your other queries regarding when you should expect payment, which I know are paid fortnightly, and how best to deal with advising DWP regarding covid-isolation.   


  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi 
    Thanks,   this is the only payment received 
  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My actual sickness was from the 26th April to the 3rd of May  
    I'm confused 
  • Girl_No1
    Girl_No1 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    I'm confused too!  However, I've seen people regularly say ESA letters are extremely confusing!

    Did you submit a Fit Note?  If you did, when did/does it expire?

  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My fit note was  26th April to 3rd of May  

    I'm back in work. I told this to the lady on the phone before my acceptance letter came through  


  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Yes the letters and dates are really confusing and out of sync 
  • Girl_No1
    Girl_No1 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    Absolutely - ESA are renowned for out-of-synch dates!

    I'm not at all sure what is going on - have you had reminders to submit further Fit Notes?  Have you received and completed any forms e.g. ESA50?  Is that why you are expecting further payments?  

    This is how I understand ESA works - to continue to receive ESA when you've applied but not yet been assessed, you need to provide Fit Notes confirming your condition is ongoing. 




  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My condition isn't ongoing now,  I am back to work . It was for Loss of earnings I applied  but now I'm off again with covid 
  • Girl_No1
    Girl_No1 Member Posts: 144 Pioneering
    Okay.  Got you now.  I thought you were expecting ongoing weekly payments because of the letter!  :smile:

    You'll need to reapply for this new period of illness absence.  Not sure what the rules are around Fit Notes for covid-isolation are, but I do recall seeing something that on the DWP site that asked that specific question so it should keep you right!  
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,400 Disability Gamechanger
    emalou33 said:
    I received a random payment on the 17th of June from dwp referenced (dwp essa credit with my national insurance number  for £64.03 ) 
    As suggested by Girl_No1 he payment appears to be for 6 days.
    emalou33 said:
    When will my next payment be? 
    emalou33 said:
    My fit note was  26th April to 3rd of May  
    When you told them you were back at work your ESA claim ended. There will therefore be no further payments.

    I don't know how ESA have arrived at six days to pay you. Assuming 26th April and 3rd May are dates you were off work then you were off for 8 days. If you were off for COVID reasons you would be entitled to 8 days of benefit. If the reasons were non COVID related then you would be entitled to 1 day of benefit because the first 7 days are not normally paid.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • emalou33
    emalou33 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    My letter says I am entitled to this weekly from the 20th May 
    I'm so confused 

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