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Hi its me yet again reported a change of circumstance regarding my hubby working told to write and send in a letter which i have on 10th july recorded delivery havent heard from dwp.

How long is it before they contact you. Im due a esa payment tomorrow but dont know wether i will get one.

I told them my hubby is working for hiself as a man with a van he does 2 days a week and gets £50 per day for removing rubbish and house clearances.

I just want to know if it will stop my esa im in support group and on pip.

Whats the timescale to hear back from them

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    Hi,

    There really isn't a time scale. You sent off the letter only 10 days ago (8 working days) that's no time at all for DWP because it can take that long for a letter to arrive at the correct department. If you get your payment tomorrow and it's not less than usual i'd advice you to ring them. Your hubby working will affect your ESA quite a lot. You don't want to end up with an overpayment. Anything over £20 per week will afect your ESA £1 for £1.

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      Ive been told by CAB i should get about 34 quid per week plus my hubby will keep his carer allowance because his wages are less than 110 per week and he still cares for me 35 hrs per week.

      Ive tried ringing esa every day this week but ive only got a pay as you go fone and its costing me a fortune cus i can neva get through under 30 mins

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      Well i don't know what ESA you get weekly, i just know you'll lose about £80 per week if your hubby earns £100.

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      Ive just rang them deniee the lady was lovely she said she as got to get a desicion maker to ring me back because shes never dealt with a case before were its not for a employer.

      Ive told her that he has been putting his wages into a bank to prove what he gets and she said maybe dwp will accept that as proof but she doesnt know so ive got to wait for a call from them today or tomorrow.

      If a bank statement a good enuf then theres nothing i can do and he will have to give it up.

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      I don't see why bank statements wouldn't do. it's money he's earning through working. Not everyone has an employer. Sometimes some of these people at DWP have no idea what they're doing or talking about lol.

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      Well i agree with you but im getting is statement printed to show what hes earning and i will send it off.

      I was honest i said i didnt want to commit fraud i wanted to be straight forward and thats why i rang them to let them know.

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      Remember to keep copies of everything you send them. Also to get names of everyone you speak to at DWP. Hope it get it sorted soon x
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      The lady said i would be getting my money tomorrow in the bank she said they received the letter on the 11th july but havent acted on it within the timescale and thats why the desicion maker has got to ring me
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      So denise ive just had a fone call from dwp they have put a hold on my benefits they said they are stopping my income related benefit but i can keep the contribution based esa till theyve made a desicion i didnt know i was on contribution based as well as income related esa. When i asked how much this is she said i will be getting a letter explaining everything soon.

      Any idea how much contribution based esa is plz

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      Contribution Based (CB) would depend on whether you've working the past? If you haven't then you wouldn't be claiming any CB ESA at all, only Income related. When you get that payment in your bank tomorrow i strongly advice you don't spend all of it because it will more than likely become an over payment and you'll have to pay it back.

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      I had contribution based esa for a yr then went onto income related but the lady from dwp said i had my cb made up by ir benefits apparently
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      Ah yes i see. As you were originally claiming CB ESA this means you'll always be claiming this because you can't just change to Income Related. You can get a top up of Income Related. Did you say you were in the Support Group? If you were then the Enhanced Disability Premium which for couples is £22.85 per week would stop. The Contribution based ESA would continue because other Income doesn't affect this. In my calculations your weekly ESA amount should now be what ever you were getting before - £22.85 per week.

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      So if im in the support group i wont be kicked off because my hubbys working 16hrs will i cus im on that till 2019
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      No you won't be. You hubby working won't affect your Contribution based ESA at all. The only thing that you'll lose is that Income related top i told you about in my above post. You'll be better off by about £78 per week smile

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      I don't know either lolol. I just did my research. That and i just love helping others! You're very welcome dawn. I just wish i'd known you were claiming that CB ESA to begin with lol I just didn't think to ask. Glad we got it sorted and i hope DWP do soon too! xx

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