Hello I received a letter from DWP telling me they will stop taking payments for my social Fund lone as I would no longer be getting ESA I have no clue why they are stoping my ESA kind regards cliff
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Yes I understood about the social fund but not why they are stopping SA.
Have you notified them of your new address? They did stop my DLA after I moved...said something about a letter they sent to me which was returned. That was rubbish
Probably best to ring them and ask what they are up to
I am intrigued
When you tell ESA you are moving it requires then to make a change in the system. All changes automatically stops all linked benefits and payments until they are reviewed as a mechanism to stop over payments.
As long as your benefits are still in payment and the only change is your address it will all sort itself out
I found this out when we got a “you owe rent money” letter, the full rent is covered by housing benefits so this shouldn’t be possible. It was ESA catching up.
It is how the system works
It doesn’t affect your ESA payments but it does affect the payment of anything that rely on ESA as a qualifying benefit until the other benefits or loan repayment amount are reviewed.
Housing Benefit is paid weekly in our area so there is no good time to inform DWP of the move.
Housing Benefit was set up before the move and stopped as soon as ESA were informed that we had moved.
Housing Benefit took one look at the account and it was reinstated within 24 hours.