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TOPIC: ESA benefit amount changed

ESA benefit amount changed 8 months 1 week ago #209780

I have been ill since 1984. I am in the support group. Recently I was receiving £197 ESA because I am classified as having a severe disability. But the DWP want to cut this to £127 citing the tax year of 1984/1985. I visited CAB, who telephoned the DWP and the DWP are saying that I can only get my original amount restored by claiming PIP. Is this correct? Thank You

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ESA benefit amount changed 8 months 1 week ago #209791

mariababy wrote: I have been ill since 1984. I am in the support group. Recently I was receiving £197 ESA because I am classified as having a severe disability. But the DWP want to cut this to £127 citing the tax year of 1984/1985. I visited CAB, who telephoned the DWP and the DWP are saying that I can only get my original amount restored by claiming PIP. Is this correct? Thank You


It sounds as if you have lost the Severe Disability Premium, either your circumstances have changed of you are no longer receiving an enabling benefit.

Has someone started claiming Carers Allowance for you or has someone started living with you?

Were you receiving DLA and this has now stopped?

Gordon

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ESA benefit amount changed 8 months 1 week ago #209863

Hi Gordon, I have never received DLA or PIP

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ESA benefit amount changed 8 months 1 week ago #209879

mariababy wrote: Hi Gordon, I have never received DLA or PIP


Something must have changed with your benefits to have resulted in the reduction, do you know what this was?

Gordon

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