I was working part time and applied for pip in June this year. I'm still waiting to hear. In the mean time I got worse and now I can't work anymore as I now have CFS and can barley function through out the day. I applied for ESA and was told I can't get it on low income becuSe my husband works. One income and looking after 3 kids isn't enough to survive. I asked to have ESA on the NI grounds and was that I've not paid enough ,and to contact the HMR to ask why Nd pay a top up. I called was told that I can't pay a top up and the reason for not making enough contributions 3 years ago was because I was working part time on a low wage. My baby was only 1 years old and therefore I was only working little to be able to look after her. I don't understand why I can't get esa , I was still working and I have done since I was16 I. 37now. Has anyone else had a similar experience and did they ask them to reconsider or go to appeal and won?