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    • Muttleythefrog
    • By Muttleythefrog 22nd Jun 11, 7:04 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Jun 11, 7:04 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 11, 7:04 PM
    Mine says same... and I think everyone's. So either a mistake applying to all (perfectly possible at the DWP) or the E represents something meaningful to the DWP that you needn't worry about
  • showmethemoneyuk
    • #3
    • 8th Jan 12, 1:12 PM
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    • 8th Jan 12, 1:12 PM
    a bit of a late response! - but I think its Employment Support Allowance (ESA) http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/employment-and-support/ as I have been looking after a relations bank related details and "DWP EESA" is listed as such, with DWP regarding 'department for work and pensions'. Im not sure what the first "e" may be relating to.
    Last edited by showmethemoneyuk; 08-01-2012 at 1:14 PM.
  • bigden
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    • 24th May 12, 10:44 AM
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    • 24th May 12, 10:44 AM

    Hi

    Just a thought but I would assume it’s something like E evaluationestimation, Employment Support Allowance. As most of those rated for thisallowance are being re-assessed for income related. So this could be apossibility.
  • Anubis
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    • 25th May 12, 3:15 AM
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    • 25th May 12, 3:15 AM
    Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask for help but I wanted to find out more about this if you can please. I've been placed into the ESA Support Group and whenever I have any payments into my bank account it has - "My Insurance Number EESA" as the payer... what is EESA? My DLA goes into my account and shows my National Insurance Number too but it's spelt correctly. Is it simply a spelling mistake or is it something else?

    Thanks a lot for your help, hope you can put my mind at rest! xxx
    Originally posted by MoneySaverForever
    Crikey, you learn something new every day! I don't get ESA, but just logged into my bank account to keep a track and noticed hubbies NINO against his CA, and my NINO against my SDA
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  • kingdomman
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    • 1st Jul 13, 4:07 PM
    Eesa
    • #6
    • 1st Jul 13, 4:07 PM
    Think it applies to people in the support group who are paid a disability premium and stands for Enhanced ESA.
    • lukieboy96
    • By lukieboy96 1st Jul 13, 4:54 PM
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    • 1st Jul 13, 4:54 PM
    • #7
    • 1st Jul 13, 4:54 PM
    I am in the wrag group and have EESA too.
  • skipthistrack
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 13, 8:23 PM
    Eesa
    • #8
    • 5th Dec 13, 8:23 PM
    EESA stands for Enhanced Employment Support Allowance, which normally runs for 2 years before you get assessed again.
    • epitome
    • By epitome 5th Dec 13, 8:42 PM
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    • #9
    • 5th Dec 13, 8:42 PM
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    • 5th Dec 13, 8:42 PM
    Think it applies to people in the support group who are paid a disability premium and stands for Enhanced ESA.
    Originally posted by kingdomman
    EESA stands for Enhanced Employment Support Allowance, which normally runs for 2 years before you get assessed again.
    Originally posted by skipthistrack
    Doesn't sound right to me.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 5th Dec 13, 8:55 PM
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    Doesn't sound right to me.
    Originally posted by epitome
    I am in the WRAG, 2 year award and my bank payments show EESA.

    I transferred from IB and still get transitional protection.
    Last edited by KxMx; 05-12-2013 at 9:05 PM.
    • epitome
    • By epitome 5th Dec 13, 9:31 PM
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    I am in the WRAG, 2 year award and my bank payments show EESA.

    I transferred from IB and still get transitional protection.
    Originally posted by KxMx
    It would still say EESA if you were 3 months in WRAG.

    Or even on assessment phase
    Last edited by epitome; 05-12-2013 at 9:38 PM.
    • HB58
    • By HB58 5th Dec 13, 10:00 PM
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    I think pretty much everyone has EESA, whatever stage they are in or group they are in! I have been in the Support Group for the past 12 months but have been getting 'EESA' right from the beginning of my claim.
  • TBmoneyname
    Hello, I was trying to find this out myself. I found this page (clearly), and an FOI request explaining the additional 'E' as a superfluous error.

    As a new user it appears I cannot give the link, but this is the relevant text:

    "Freedom of Information Act - Request for Information
    Our Reference: FOI 2937

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 25 June 2013. You
    asked:

    “My partner and I are both disabled for different reasons and she claims for me, on her
    bank statement the classification says EESA not just ESA can you supply an
    explanation for the meaning of the EESA classification, does this mean it is CESA
    please explain the meaning of this, I searched the web and could not find anything
    clarifying this classification, and others seem just as confused”.

    I can confirm that the EESA classification on your partner's bank statement does
    represent Employment Support Allowance (ESA). The additional 'E' is superfluous and
    does not mean anything. This was due to a misalignment of data during the final stages
    in the payment issuing process when payments of ESA by Automated Credit Transfer
    were introduced.

    I appreciate that this may be confusing and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the reference number
    above.

    Yours sincerely

    CD Communications Team"
  • The Necromancer
    EESA = Enhanced Employment & Support Allowance
    The EESA acronym is for Enhanced Employment and Support Allowance. The difference between this and basic 'ESA' is that EESA will include supplementary payments; for example it could include a componen for illness or disability related payments for those who under the previous scheme had received both Incapacity Benefit and Income Support. A number of people receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) were previously entitled to a 'gauranteed income support supplement' so this would be reflected in EESA too.
    • HB58
    • By HB58 2nd Jan 14, 7:30 PM
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    Sorry Necromancer, my own experience leads me to believe that TBmoneyname's answer is the correct one.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 2nd Jan 14, 7:34 PM
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    Sorry Necromancer, my own experience leads me to believe that TBmoneyname's answer is the correct one.
    Originally posted by HB58
    I agree as I had the same EESA and no supplementary payments.
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    • Blaidd_Drwg
    • By Blaidd_Drwg 3rd Jul 14, 12:11 PM
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    Here's my take on it. When I first applied for ESA it was the same amount as JSA. I was told that there was a 13 week assessment period during which they decide if you are eligible for ESA and what group you go into (work-related or support).

    If you are placed in a group then your benefit will increase in relation to the amount payed by JSA. This is when EESA starts appearing on your account. Its not really a supplementary payment, just the amount you were supposed to get after the 13 week assessment period. But I guess its supplementary if you compare it to JSA.

    I was told on the phone (DWP) that it stood for "Enhanced Employment and Support Allowance". But I'm guessing TBmoneyname is right in that they added the extra "E" simply to distinguish the payments from the pre-assessment payments
  • Radiance
    Eesa
    Hi, Newbie here. My bank account said on my first payment after being migrated to ESA. Esa JSA bgc. I had been put into WRAG group of ESA and sent in a mandatory notice as I felt I had been put in the wrong group. I should be in the support group. That was in February and have heard nothing since. However the following months payments now saY DWP EESA only after the amount. Does this mean the DWP have changed my group or that they are just stating that I get EESA. I believe the extra e is a mistake but it could mean enhanced.. I am so confused now. Other forums are talking about other letters on their bank statements too. Can anyone please clarify?

    • nannytone
    • By nannytone 26th Mar 15, 5:18 PM
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    if you had been moved to the support group then your money would have increased.
    there is no time scale for them to consider a move from one group to the other ( it takes as long as it takes)
    • epitome
    • By epitome 26th Mar 15, 7:44 PM
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    The extra 'E" in EESA is superflous and means absolutely nothing.
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