Hello all im in need of some advice regarding ESA! its for my mum who i care for full time & i really dont know much in the way of the benefits system! so from 2006 till feb 2012 my mum was receiving DLA & IB but this stopped due to them apparently not receiving the renewal form back, We recently got the DLA back but at a much lower rate than before (we we r in the process of appeal) she was then put on to ESA of £140 a fortnight last may until this week when they decided she was in fact entitled to the Work Related Activity Group rate so they have backdated this so all was fine until yesterday, she received a letter saying that from may 2013 she will only be entitled to £28 per week! & i really dont know what to do about this or why it has happened, My mum has worked all her life as a carer until 2006 when she had to stop due to her health which has got worse over time, she cant cook, clean & 90% of the time i have to help her to get dressed, i spend around 5-6 hours a day caring for her so if someone is that needy then how can they be expected to live on £28pw, sorry for the rant but i do hope someone could point me in the right direction as i say i am clueless to the benefit system. Thank You
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