Jul 24, 2017
Our client is a lady in her late forties who has been on Employment Support Allowance for a long time due to mental issues. In April she was assessed again as part of her renewal of her ESA Application and refused ESA. This meant her ESA payments stopped leaving her only with her PIP payments. Due to her mental health issues she feels unable to sign on for Job Seekers so is trying to hold out for her appeal to be resolved. Unfortunately she is fast running out of money and needed to buy some food. The agency that are supporting her are hopeful they can get her ESA reinstated in the next 14-21 days, so asked for help to keep her going until then. We agreed between us to send across £100 so she can do a decent food shop to see her over the next fortnight to three weeks.
Jul 19, 2017
Our Client is a lady who failed her ESA Assessment in April and was consequently found fit for work. Her mental health is not good, and when she phoned up the DWP to query this, she believed she was doing the Mandatory Reconsideration for her ESA assessment, but they told her it had to be done in writing (which is not true), unfortunately this didn't happen and so her assessment wasn't reconsidered. She has been claiming Job Seekers the past few week, but is really struggling and attempted suicide four weeks ago. She lives with her son who is in his late teens, and he himself has also failed his ESA assessment, so has no income whatsoever, so she is struggling to keep them both on the tiny amount she has coming in. The last payment she received, it all went on food and electricity and she is fast running out and won't have enough to last them both until when she receives her next payment. We sent over £100 to tide them over.