Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Tribunal

Hi just wondered if anyone knew how long it takes to sort out benefit payment once a tribunal application has been received? I requested reinstatement of ESA from when it was stopped in March and gave them the tribunal ref and copies of sick-notes which they said that they had lost. That was five weeks ago and I still haven't heard anything from them re: payment etc. I was told by an adviser that DWP had to reinstate the claim until such time that the Tribunal was heard. Has anyone any experience of this and if so, can you give me a hint???

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It shouldn't take that long, you need to ring ESA and ask them what's happening and when to expect payment. They'll be able to tell you what's happening.
    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.
  • AndyWAndyW Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Thanks. I don't find them veery helpful on the phone as I had already uploaded sicknotes to them 2 weeks before after they told me on the phone what to do. 2 weeks later, sent it all in writing too. I will ring them again today to see what's going on!!!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree, sometimes they're not helpful. Just tell them then you asked to be put back onto assessment rate of ESA and you sent everything you need to.
    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.
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