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TOPIC: Finally ESA awarded, Support group

Finally ESA awarded, Support group 1 year 5 months ago #161013

Thanks again B&W.
Been on contribution based ESA for over a year, I do not get any money now as my year is up, but still waiting for medical assessment. After a lot of toing and froing and quoting things from here, I got a phone call today from a benefits assessor who reassessed my illnesses and how they affect me. He called me back to say they have reconsidered my case and have put me in support group for one year without medical, but I will need medical in a years time.
As I am now in Support group my money will not be stopped whilst waiting for medical if this is delayed.
He told me this would be backdated.
I was so shocked and crying with relief I forgot to ask him is this backdated to when they stopped it or to the 13 week assessment stage. So just have to wait for the confirmation letter.
Thanks again

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Finally ESA awarded, Support group 1 year 5 months ago #161016

That's great news! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about B+W :)

If this was a new claim, the Support Group element will be backdated to the beginning of week 14 of your claim. Full payments will be dated from the day after your last payment.

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Finally ESA awarded, Support group 1 year 5 months ago #161039

Yes a new claim last May (2015) and stopped paying me 12th May this year. wow thanks again

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