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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229441

i had a work capability assessment recently and got a letter from the dwp to say that they have stopped my esa because the assessment shows that i am capable of doing some work. it says although i may have a disability, illness, or health condition im now capable of doing some work. i have a depressive illness and anxiety disorder and have pains in my legs although i can walk, they give me pain. i have no other income coming in. i am on housing benefit and council tax support. i have phoned them to let them know what has happened. i have to put it in writing and send them the last two of my bank statements. i am very worried about the whole situation i have seen my doctor to get some medication for my nerves i have asked him to write a letter on my behalf to support me on this. i have wrote to the dwp to ask for a mandatory reconsideration and i am still waiting. what happens to my housing benefit now? best wishes chelle

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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229451

chelle

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

You should be able to continue to receive Housing Benefit on the basis of a Nil Income claim, you may lose the Council Tax Support if it was dependant on your ESA award.

If you need help with your MR then reply to this post and we will do our best to help.

Gordon

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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229457

hi Gordon, thank you for the nice warm welcome, i have never done anything like this before so all this forum stuff is all new to me.. i will browse the FAQ in due course. thank you for offering to help me with my MR. i shall reply to this post soon. it means so much

thank you for being so helpful

chelle:)

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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229527

you are in a friendly place with sound advice. Stay positive and do not be afraid to post questions. Nobody here will judge.

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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229690

Hi Merlin486 thanks for that nice message i am trying to stay positive, but it aint easy i am trying

to keep my head above water & awaiting for a support letter from my gp. which i hope will be ready soon. my mandatory reconsideration is being processed apparently going to take 10 working days. When i get the letter from my gp do you think i should send it off to them straight away or hang on to it? best wishes chelle

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esa had been stopped 3 months 3 weeks ago #229773

Hello gordon i am waiting for a letter from my doctor, hopefully it should be done this week
when i get it, should i just send it off straight away? and photo copy it, or hold on to it incase
i need to appeal

chelle

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