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ESA payment

Hi I normally get paid my ESA at midnight on a Saturday I'm disabled so don't need to go for any jobcentre assessments but I haven't been paid today and jobcentre is closed on Saturday I'm now worried as I have certain bills I have to pay today don't no what to do it has happened before but no took this amount of time to go in it's been 7 hrs now and still nothing 

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

    Your payment day is actually Monday, the only reason you receive it on a Saturday is because your bank process the payment early because of the weekend. Some banks still do this and some banks stopped it quite some time ago. I bank with Natwest and they stopped it quite a long time ago.

    Are you sure you're due to receive payment today? Have you recently had a work capability assessment for ESA? or have you received a work capability assessment form (ESA50) recently?
    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.
  • lyn44lyn44 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    No as I don't have to have one as I'm fully.disabled.and in support group and I'm enhanced rate for both on pip 
  • lyn44lyn44 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    My bank is Barclays so.if they have it's only.jst  been this weekend as I always get mine on Saturday and yes I was due a payment Hun  
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lyn44

    Good morning & Welcome.

    I’m one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    I have just checked my payments for you.

    My dates are every Wednesday.

    I bank with NatWest.

    @steve51
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    lyn44 said:
    No as I don't have to have one as I'm fully.disabled.and in support group and I'm enhanced rate for both on pip 
    There's lot of people that are fully disabled, in the Support Group and also receive PIP but that doesn't exclude them from future re-assessments for ESA.

    DWP open tomorrow morning at 8 am if you haven't received payment tomorrow then you'll need to ring them to ask why. If you haven't missed a work capability assessment or failed to return a work capability assessment form then there's no reasons for your ESA to stop. Do be aware that it can take an hour for them to answer the phone.
    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.
  • lyn44lyn44 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thankyou for Ur advice and help and no I haven't been sent for one or receivied anything to send back so don't no why I'll be ringin them in morning
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Do let us know once you've rang.
    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.
  • lyn44lyn44 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi rang them and it was a error on there side didn't automatically go threw to bank so now sorted and been paid 

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    That must have been really worrying @lyn44. I'm glad you've been paid now!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • lyn44lyn44 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    It was especially when u got bills and kids to feed 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad it's now been sorted @lyn44! A massive relief!
    Scope

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