Esa wrong amount?

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Hi all

I've been claiming ESA now for 2 years..i found out this time last year it looks like been getting the wrong amount..would anyone here know?

I'm support group and contributions based,

Esa have classed my pension as occupational when it is in fact an invalid pension ( medically discharged from military) so I've been getting the wrong amount each fortnight as I've been told this should be disregarded?.. I've been fighting to get them to take notice..its been phone call after phone call for 12 months and it's still not sorted..can anyone advise

Many thanks

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    Hi,

    I have a great knowledge of the benefits system and how it works and there' not many things that fail me in this area. However, your question today has failed me. I have searched the internet for answers but this is all i can find.

    Invalidity Pension is a Pension paid to people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or disability. It is based on a claimant's social insurance contributions and the personal rate of payment is not means tested.

    As i have no idea what the personal rate is or how it works then i'm unable to help you, i'm sorry. Maybe the above quote taken off the internet will help you understand it more? It's possible that it depends on whether you receive additional amounts of this pension.

    Do you live alone or have a partner that works?

     

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      Hi Denise hope u and family is doing well 😁so I have a couple of questions I got letter in 2day for pip assessment on 25th of April I phoned them today and told them just had an esa assessment in my house last week am a bit stressed with that now this they were going 2 put it off 4 now but I said I just want it over.but can I get taxi which they said yes which is good it's only 8 miles away that's the place where I was originally going 2 do my esa medical but they said they didn't do it there anymore which I knew was false coz knew some1 was there for there esa medical.so anyway what do need 2 take with me 4 pip assessment and any advice this is my first pip. Also a friend thinks am getting wrong amount of money am getting £251 per fortnight but he is getting about £347 per fortnight but I think he has a disability premium but don't know what I get just no am in support group but don't know about disability premium so how do I find out thanks. Ps still no word of my esa medical and yes got my money last week thanks.x

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      Hi druwho please don't be offended but you will get a much better response if you create your own thread, then it want stop others answering you as well, good luck

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      Hi Dru,

      It would be so much easier for myself and others to advice you if you started your own post with the questions you have. It just becomes so confusing to lots of other people, myself included when there's multiple questions from different people on one thread.

      I'll advice you on your PIP assessment here for now but please start a post of your own about the money question.

      As i said before you should have already sent in evidence to support your PIP claim with the form, if you didn't then you can take it with you to the PIP assessment and try to hand it in. As i said before they may not accept it at the assessment because they often refuse.

      PIP and ESA assessments are very often done in different centres. Just because you went to this one for your ESA it doesn't mean it's a PIP assessment centre as well.

      It's very similar to ESA assessment but the criteria is different. They will ask you questions based on those PIP descriptors and how your condition affects you daily. Answer those questions with as much detail as possible, just like the ESA one.  Good luck.

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      Ok thanks but a thread came up and I was asking a question.thanks Alexandrai but don't know this.but a.v moved house and area so if I get put of sick which I shouldn't because of lots of physical some life threatening plus mental health. Well I won't b around 2 win my appeal. That's why I butted in.ok good luck bye x

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      Ok go to Scottish daily mirror paper front page about middle August 201 . Am on front page plus tv newsnight local papers.and I am responsible 4 scatter houses.flats and people not living in squalor and s**t hole hotels then I could stick up 4 myself. Now it's down 2 Tory decisions .life or death that's my thread.and my name is ANDREW BRANKIN. check my story out P.S. shelter housing congratulated me and gave me thumbs up. So believe what am saying and never give up.but a.v done my bit goodluck all.😀😁😂

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      Hi Dru,

      I'm not sure why you've posted about that but i have answered your question above. We just asked if you could start your own post with your question because it confuses people, myself included when asking questions on other peoples posts. No one has said anything bad to you Dru.

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