I received notification from the DWP today that there is a significant underpayment and this will be repaid 'within two weeks'. This is due to the decision made to place me back in the 'Support Group' component of ESA.
Two months ago I went for an appointment at the CAB to discuss the forthcoming tribunal. After a reasonably lengthy explanation, discussion and then a wait while the advisor vanished to 'discuss the case with a benefits expert' I was told, word for word...
'Sir, the country is on it's arse financially. You will NOT win this tribunal and even if you do, you wont be repaid any monies owing to you'.
The lesson is this... Sometimes the CAB are far too brutally honest and can get it VERY wrong indeed.
Happy Christmas to all of you, may your's be as worry free as my own will be now, thankfully.