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Ok I've been in the system for 8 or 9 years now and been through the M/R appeal process several times,M/R's all unsuccessful, Appeals all successfully, so don't really need help but having just been awarded 4 points for PIP and losing that money, several days later I received a letter from ESA saying because of the PIP they will be taking over a third of my ESA away, leaving me in the support group as they accept I'm not fit for work.

 

When I rang them to ask I was told that PIP is now the gateway for the higher rate for the support group, whereas 2 years ago I was told the opposite, Both CAB and welfare rights seem very confused by this, Is this new?

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I've never heard of a higher rate for the support group, so far as I know ESA has three rates - assessment, WRAG and support.

Can you post up the actual amounts on the ESA letter so we can try to work out what's going on, or the actual letter with any personal identifiers or bar codes removed.


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This is included in the work,health and disability green paper they are talking abolishing the support group component and if you need extra money for disability you need to claim pip which is becoming near impossible to claim,I don't think it is policy yet though I am in support group have never claimed pip and I am still getting the higher rate.

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Were you in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium of ESA?


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Sorry I've not got back sooner, head went west.

Thanx for the replies, I'll try to answer your questions fully.

 

The figures from an award letter dated feb 17 were

£73.10 your living expenses

£62.45 because I'm severely disabled

15.90 disability guarantee

£36.55 Because support group

 

£188.00 Total per week

 

The only figure on award this month

£125.55 per week

No explanation just "this is because of":

"a change in the money coming in"

 

Thats it.

 

Neither CAB or welfare rights have got back to me yet so I guess they're having problems getting a straight answer too.

 

M/R needs to be in soon so time to stop worrying about the How/Why, and deal with the reality, I'll keep you informed If I hear more.

 

Thanx Jimi

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You've lost the disability premium (£62.45) because you didn't get PIP.


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