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TOPIC: Esa query? I've searched on here for an answer.

Esa query? I've searched on here for an answer. 1 month 2 weeks ago #196578

I won my PIP tribunal last month and the back payments have come through, then Saturday I got a letter from the esa saying due to a change in circumstances my esa is going to be x amount. X amount is still very very low, the amount they knocked me right down to when my PIP was knocked right down:( I just assumed it would automatically go back up.
Can they do this? Knock my money down and then keep it down even though I won my PIP tribunal? What should I do now please. The letter says I can appeal it after an MR, does this mean I will now have to fight this too?

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Esa query? I've searched on here for an answer. 1 month 2 weeks ago #196605

Judy

Contact the DWP about the discrepancy, if it is the Severe Disability Premium then they may require you to apply again.

Gordon
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Esa query? I've searched on here for an answer. 1 month 2 weeks ago #196644

Well that was weird, the lady at esa said she didn't understand why it hadn't gone back up. I was then *interviewed* I suppose you could call it, by her. She asked me who was living with me ( my disabled adult son) Did he pay me rent? (No) Did he buy his own food ( yes) and did he contribute to household bills? (No).
She then said did I agree that what I said was a true statement or words to that effect. So that' s basically an interview isn't it?
She said she would send that off and I should hear from them after it's approved.

So what just happened and did I drop myself in it somehow as I was unprepared for this?

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Esa query? I've searched on here for an answer. 1 month 2 weeks ago #196661

Judy

It sounds like they were running through the questions for the Premium, hopefully it will be sorted in a couple of days.

Gordon
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