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ESA 1st payment time

hohobaronhohobaron Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I was wondering if any of you could give me a rough idea how long it took for you to get your first payment for ESA from receiving your confirmation letter. My carers allowance was stopped straight away before I received my ESA letter so iv not had any money now for 3 weeks 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,760

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    edited August 2020
    Hi @hohobaron

    Welcome to the community :) I'm glad you found us and I hope we can help you out.  I'm not clued up around ESA but I know plenty of our other members are! 

    Just a few questions so I can get a better picture of your situation - When did you receive your confirmation letter? and are you managing okay food wise? 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    A claim for New style ESA is currently taking between 4-5 weeks. My advice is to ring them and ask how much longer it will be.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,192 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome @hohobaron glad you have joined the community

    I hope you get a payment sorted soon its typical they stop payments straight away but you have to wait for a new payment . This happened to me when I applied for UC they immediately stopped my child tax credits but I didnt get any UC for couple of months due to my final pay from work
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @hohobaron! :)

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