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Very confusing and complex
My concern is ... if I was on contribution based esa and in the support group, I understand that you are then on contribution based esa indefinitely and not just for 365 days and that savings are not taken into consideration. Had I been put in the support group in 2013 and as they rebuilt my claim back to 2013 I should still be on cont. based esa and not income based, so the funds I have received should never have been taken into consideration! Also because my claim was rebuilt back to 2013 I then had to go back and have yet another medical assessment as DWP computer said I had been getting it for 3 years! The doctor at this assessment was astounded! So my question is really should I have also been put back on contribution based and if so any funds I have now should not be taken into consideration?
i know this may be a difficult one, I didn’t know the difference between the two esa benefits until this week myself. It just seems that every year since 2013 I have been battling the DWP I am also in the process of asking for a reconsideration after my PIP assessment where the assessors report is a total fabrication which I am able to prove with info from GP, Rheumatologist and numerous scans. My friend had to put together my letter and all the info as I just couldn’t cope any longer with all the stress.
i really am at my wits end, is there anyone I can turn to for help without having to pay to see a solicitor?
Apologies for the length of e mail, I have tried to give an abridged version
thanking you in advance