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    Red face New to forum

    Hello I have just joined this forum. I was wondering can anyone tell me.... I have just received a text saying my ESA has been awarded (contribution based) and Im to wait for confirmation letter. Is the payment made from when my sick notes started which was about 8 weeks ago please? Thank you for any help.

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    I take it you are in 'assessment phase', if so I think your payment should run from the date on first fit/sick note, minus the waiting day's, not 100% sure though.

    Welcome aboard chic.

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    If you meet the conditions for ESA from the start of your 'fit note', ESA can be backdated for up to three months before the date you claimed ESA.

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    Thank you Jard and Flymo for replies ....

    Hi and thank you. Yes I am in assessment phase. Made the claim last week and was told to wait for paperwork to come to me by end of this week. Then as I say got that text yesterday saying Ive been awarded ESA wait for confirmation letter. I know there will still be paperwork to do and go to an assessment appointment at some point. Ha, I used to work in a Jobcentre years ago but everything changed now - so different. Thanks for the help.

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