ok after waiting over a year i had my wp assessment, it took another month forsomeone to explain to me what part of the wp application form i was required to fill out, having done all this i have now recevied my letter explaining ot me what my award is and what its for. owing to circumstances i was forced ot claim ESA last year after discharge, (my original pension was assessed as tier 1, i complained before i was out and so my case was assessed that took 3 months and finally i was given a tier 2 award, notified by phone call in mid september and letter a week later, the pension started to be paid end of october) now as i said in the interim i was forced to go through the claim process for ESA in order ot provide my familly some form of income during this period and that ESA claim continued to be paid untill april, during the merry go round of assessment/apeal/tribunal. in april when i was unable ot attend the tribunal owing to circumstances beyond my control ESA was stopped and i was told it would be 18 weeks before recalim was possible (i didnt bother to file a new claim) my war pension will be backdated ot the day of discharge (9 july 2010) as it was a tier 2 discharge and as such automatic application was filed as at the day after discharge. my WP award letter shows my % award and states that any arrears owed will be distributed once the ammounts reqiuired ot be abated by the ESA claim have ben worked out, i was advised by phone that if i hadnt claimed esa i would of been awarded some of the allowances and suplimentary parts but because of the esa claim any entitlement was voided, is this factually correct or since they didnt actually receive the notification to make the assessments untill after the esa claim was finished should the various elements be awarded and paid wiht abatement in full for hte ammount of esa paid ? i ask because it seems like were being screwed over by a system that was unable to correctly apply its own admin rules and at no point was i advised that making an esa claim would adversly affect any future assessment or awards, indeed i was advised to make claims by various people in various organisations ? please note i'm not wishing ot be a millionaire or anything so nice, i'm just rather stressed and unable ot find any thing other than the WP panel may pay you whatevery they like once they have made the assessment and will remove or add any supliments or allowances as they deem fit and as the claiment i seem to have no option other than tribunal to apeal since they wont answer straight questions over the phone.