Please don't give up. Yes I have had a lot of problems with ESA, we went quite a few weeks with no money because they supposedly lost some vital paperwork. It is very frustrating when it appears that the people on the other end of the phoneline don't know what they are talking about! They have probably mucked something up along the way because I don't think you need to sign on with ESA but if you are in the work related activity group there are still some things that you need to do. I'm not sure what to suggest next but I would definitely not give up, it is money you are entitled to so make sure you get it.
J - 28,student,married to the lovely Em and live with 2 cats Bilbo and Pippin. Diagnosed with Aspergers, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, EDS-HM, Mild Asthma, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, POTS, Syncope