So after my ESA rant this am I decided to resurrect the old Jo who used to have loads of confidence! I rang esa and demanded to speak to a manager. Of course they tried to dissuade me but I stuck to my guns. I stated the whole charade was appalling, the way Id been treated. Stopping my esa without telling me and the saga with the NIC contributions , how Id had to take a taxi to the job centre yesterday to deliver my P60's. And that, which I forgot to mention in my first rant, that they said Id been overpaid from September to December as I wasn't entitled because of 2011 contributions and would have to pay it back. Of course he tried to make excuses, understaffing etc, to which I pointed out that having worked for the REvenue myself some years ago I was aware of the situation but that does not preclude efficiency or common decency in keeping claimants up to date. I demanded they deal with my claim today or I would be taking to my MP! (VERY BRAVE OF ME!)
Well blow me over just got of the phone from them, claim upheld, restarted claim from January 2015, with arrears paid and they have written off the overpayment as it was their error! I think I'm in shock, not even told the hubby yet, came straight on here to share with my wonderful friends who have been so supportive (not that hubby hasn't!). So thank you all for your kind words. Only got PIP to deal with now lol!
Massive hugs to you all.