Backdating of employment and support allowance
ESA has two phases: first, an assessment phase during which Jobcentre Plus assess your capability for work.Secondly, a main phase when you receive the full rate of ESA - depending on which group you are put into.Where can I get help with a mandatory reconsideration?
What other benefits can I still claim whilst the mandatory reconsideration is taking place? Will the decision maker contact me during the mandatory reconsideration process?
ESA is a single benefit that you can break down into sets of twos.
ESA has two elements: contributory ESA for people who have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions and income-related ESA for those who are on a low income. The Government is starting to replace Income-related ESA with Universal Credit.
David Simmons examines the issues and options which arise in relation to the payment of benefit during a dispute about whether a claimant has limited capability for work.
Appeals against decisions that claimants are not entitled to employment and support allowance (ESA) because they do not have ‘limited capability for work’ continue to dominate the work of many advisers and the First-tier Tribunal’s Social Entitlement Chamber.In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.