olympictorch wrote: »
Mrs torch was a long term recipient of incapacity benefit, (since 1996 originally).
When the rules changed she was assessed for esa and placed on contribution based WRAG. she appealed and lost as she didnt have enough points for the support group.
the esa stopped in April 2015, (after 365 days).
We were advised, incorrectly by job centre plus that she could not apply again.
After a visit to CAB , she reapplied in August of 2015 on the grounds that her condition had seriously worsened.
She had her medical on June 3rd.
Today she received a phone call to say she is being placed in the support group, and they would be "sending her a form to fill in and return".
my question was, should she have been receiving the assessment rate from August 2015, and/or will/should her payments be back dated.
densol wrote: »
OP - Ive a feeling your wife may have been awarded ESA income based with nil payment due to your income. You really need to check as this may have been an error if she had sufficient NI contributions in the two full calender years prior to claiming.
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