had a great visit from the council/benefit help/adult social services guy.
he gave me a review of my benefits to make sure i am getting all im entitled too!
turns out that there is two types of esa, income based and contribution based. i was on the contribution based, he told me i should be on the income based, i will get £43 extra a WEEK!!!!! apparantly they are not upfront about telling people this, so i am!! check yours, if your on contribution based, ask to be sent the esa review form and send it back, could well be in your interest!!
PLEASE NOTE im on the support band of esa, this may be relevant xx