Still not sorted after nearly 4 months.
Was told at the end of Nov/early Dec that I was being moved from IS to ESA, surprisingly the ESA came through as Work Realated group despite my disabilities and the fact I'm a full time carer for my Autistic 21yr old.
Of course I should have been told I could continue on IS by changing my claim from a medical need to being a full time carer but this was never mentioned and I only found out about it by accident. I rang the DWP several times and got conflicting advice/replies about it, went to see the CAB who had no idea then took 25mins to come back with a print out of the Direct.gov site showing the bit about being able to do it, which is what I'd shown them in the first place!.
Rang the National Autistic Society who got one of their legal team to phone me back and she confirmed that I can claim IS as a carer. So, back to DWP who were going to stop the changeover to ESA and keep me on IS. Didn't happen 4 weeks and about 20 phone calls later I still haven't got confirmation my IS has been re-started, only thing I got was a letter last week saying I'd cancelled my ESA claim!.
Now waiting for tomorrow morning to see if I get paid and if so, how much? They have no idea what they are doing, give out wrong or conflicting information or just downright lie to you to get you off the phon and cause more stress than anything else I can think of