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TOPIC: ESA Appeal and related payments

ESA Appeal and related payments 6 years 9 months ago #14912

Please forgive me if this question is answered somewhere on the site already I have a lot going on in my head at the moment and may not have read through it as well as I should .

I am currently appealing against my ESA payments being stopped ( I totalled 12 points ) . I have read that during the process of appealing providing I am signed off by a GP which I am I will be paid the assesment rate for ESA . However my question is does this back date to when my payments stopped ? Many Thanks for reading
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Re:ESA Appeal and related payments 6 years 9 months ago #14924


When your appeal is processed as recieved on the DWP computer then your payments are reinstated at the assessment rate and bakdated to the date at which they made the decision you're appealing against.

In my case the decision was made 14 November and I submitted my appeal paperwork 12 December. The DWP put it onto the computer 22 December and (because of Christmas and New Year closures) I got given 6 weeks money (ie up to Fri 25/12) on 4 January and another two weeks (26/12- 8/01) on 8 January.

In my experience they won't pay any money if they don't also have sick notes to cover the full period - so if this process takes 6 weeks and they have a sick note that covers 5 weeks, they will wait until you submit the new sick note before paying any money. My view is this is unfair, as they know they are witholding 5 weeks money you're entitled to, but that's just my opinion.

I hope this helps you
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