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TOPIC: Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped

Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 3 weeks ago #209733

I had my medical in Feb 2018. My ESA was not paid in last Thursday. I am going to call them tomorrow.
How do I stand if they have failed me and not sent a letter ref my 4 week deadline for mandatory reconsideration.
Thank you very nervous hate the phone especially phoning them :(

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Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 3 weeks ago #209744

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Penny wrote: I had my medical in Feb 2018. My ESA was not paid in last Thursday. I am going to call them tomorrow.
How do I stand if they have failed me and not sent a letter ref my 4 week deadline for mandatory reconsideration.
Thank you very nervous hate the phone especially phoning them :(


If there has been an adverse Decision then not receiving the Decision Letter would be Good Cause for a Late request for an MR.

Gordon

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Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 2 weeks ago #209809

Thank you Gordon it appears I failed my medical and although three letters where posted not one arrived. So lots of notes made on their system and new letters in the post including the decision makers reasons. I said I would be making a mandatory thing whoops word evades me !!! I also said I would be putting it in writing, 3/5 days for this paperwork to turn up if it doesn’t call again.
Apparently I can claim UC in the meantime ?
Any advice at this point would be appreciated...
My notes so reflect the loss of letters so hopefully I will get my shot at the four weeks

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Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 2 weeks ago #209817

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Penny

I would be cautious of claiming UC, especially if you are in a Full Service area as doing so will prevent you from returning to ESA if your challenge is successful, there is no Transitional Protection in your circumstances, so if you receive any of the ESA Premiums you may be worse off under UC. Try and get face to face advice before you make a claim to understand what you might receive,

Gordon

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Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 2 weeks ago #209869

Thanks again Gordon, luckily family are feeding me so will dodge the UC bullet unless I fail all appeals.

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Phoning Esa on Wed as my payments have stopped 5 months 2 weeks ago #209929

Got my medical notes today wow no points !
No mention of my fibromyalgia diagnosis of bipolar put down as mental health condition. Twisted our words even said she phoned me with result and I put the phone down. How did I manage that they don’t have my phone number I had changed it ?
Anyway let the fight begin again :(
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