ESA stopped. No money
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So, my boyfriend notified ESA of change of address over a year ago, he also notified them this was as he had moved home with me where he was living alone prior. Everything was fine. We had a baby, he is now 5 months old so I am on maternity leave getting SMP which is very low! My boyfriend received a letter last week making him fill in a large form to reapply including MY details for his claim. They then rang and said they were suspending his claim to investigate because THEY had made a mistake and not paid accordingly since he notified them. They accepted blame but said he still owed thousands, which he doesn't as he did everything he could. Today he was due to be paid and nothing is in the bank. They asked for my past 3 months payslips so we sent them the next day. Now we have all our bills and rent to pay as well as supporting our family including a 5 month old and only my maternity pay to do it, which as you can imagine is nowhere near enough. Can anyone assist?