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TOPIC: ESA WENT IN BANK THEM CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT!!!

Re: ESA WENT IN BANK THEM CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38536

  • jj
just been scrimping on some old saving bits really, and not spending as much as, i have kids too so their benefit has helped maintain us all, but i have to pay them back i cant spend all the kids child benefit its unfair...god i feel like ive done something wrong or something and thats why theyve took the money back... we should be ok for a bit more untill sorted ive just emailed bank to ask them if they know anything and i guess i better contact the dwp tomaz.....

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Re: ESA WENT IN BANK THEM CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38537

  • Survivor
It's possible to get a social fund loan paid into a bank account. You can apply on a form or you can apply on the phone.

www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits...w_income/DG_10018856

Sometimes local churches/gurduwaras etc. help with food in a crisis. Your nearest place of worship may know which ones do in your area.

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Re: ESA WENT IN BANK THEM CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38540

  • jj
thank you for the help on that one,,,,

just hope they notice that they have messed up at the dwp and pay it back in a.....pleasesss god dam it

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NOT PAYING ESA UNTILL PASSED MEDICAL!!!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38571

  • jj
Hi,

Yesterday i had my 8 weeks backdating of esa took ouy of my bank...

I phoned the dwp this morning and they tell me that they are not payment me any esa untill i pass the medical!!!!

1. Ive had no money since the 5 oct 2010.
2. Ive sent them med 3 for the whole period.
3. Ive got my esa50 but its not due in until 21 dec 10, and then arl have to wait for medical!!!

4. What the hell do i live on???

CAN THEY REFUSE TO PAY ME BEFORE A MEDICAL???

HELP!!!! :ohmy:

Mod edit: Thread merged (same subject). Please do not submit posts in block capitals

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Last edit: by Derek4.

Re:ESA WENT IN BANK THEM CAME STRAIGHT BACK OUT!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38576

Hi JJ

I think you have to take this issue up with your bank. Although I don't know much about the banking system, nobody should be allowed to take money out of your bank without your permission (as in direct debits) even if your account was credited by mistake.

The DWP can in certain circumstances refuse to pay you until a medical, but they should give reasons in writing of why they are not paying you, so I would suggest that you see the CAB to find out if this applies.

You may be able to obtain a crisis loan or hardship payment in the meantime.

Regards

Derek

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Re:NOT PAYING ESA UNTILL PASSED MEDICAL!!!!! 8 years 11 months ago #38577

The answer is no they can't refuse to pay you ESA at the assessment rate before you are subject to the ESA work capability assessment.

As your situation is obviously urgent, I would suggest that you contact the DWP office with which you had the telephone conversation this morning, and demand to speak to the Customer Services Manager. Explain that you are currently in the ESA assessment phase and the DWP have a legal duty to pay you the appropriate amount of the allowance, pertaining to your circumstances. Tell him/her that the refusal to pay ESA without good reason is tantanmount to maladministration as well as being unlawful. Ask for the full names of the individual officers each time you speak to the DWP, as this will be helpful is you need to seek financial redress for maladministration.

Let us know if this course of action resolves the problem?

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