can anyone help me can't seem to get answer from DWP. my esa stopped in nov 2012 after being in WRAG for a year, I should of appealed earlier but due to mental health illness i didn't realise I could. I appealed late and thankfully they accepted my appeal in December 2012 and papers have been sent to tribunal now awaiting a date for hearing. I don't get any benefit at the moment, but my CPN said as I'm waiting for an appeal I should be able to claim ESA at the basic rate?? I have wrote to DWP for advice but got no reply. Does anybody know if this is true, if so how to i got about applying for this.