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Hi, both my friend & I switched from incapacity to Esa her before me we are both in the support group the only difference is she gets IR & when I swapped a couple of years ago & for some reason I'm not sure of I'm in the CB so when we were chatting just before Xmas she asked me to ring the benefits office as she couldn't understand why I get enhanced rate of PIP for both care & mobility due to my cyclical vomiting syndrome fibromyalgia & MS I wasn't getting  IR so I rang the benefits office today Jan 4th & they are sending me a form to fill in but unfortunately last year my auntie passed away & in about September last year 2017 she left both £5.000 each, so my question is is after all that is will this have any effect on me swapping from CB to I. Many thanks thanks for listening & kind regards & hope this year is kind to everyone 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Nett61 said:
    Hi, both my friend & I switched from incapacity to Esa her before me we are both in the support group the only difference is she gets IR & when I swapped a couple of years ago & for some reason I'm not sure of I'm in the CB so when we were chatting just before Xmas she asked me to ring the benefits office as she couldn't understand why I get enhanced rate of PIP for both care & mobility due to my cyclical vomiting syndrome fibromyalgia & MS I wasn't getting  IR so I rang the benefits office today Jan 4th & they are sending me a form to fill in but unfortunately last year my auntie passed away & in about September last year 2017 she left both £5.000 each, so my question is is after all that is will this have any effect on me swapping from CB to I. Many thanks thanks for listening & kind regards & hope this year is kind to everyone 
    Hi,
    When people moved form IB to ESA everyone was put on Contribution Based. You can't switch from CB to Income Related. What you'll get is an Income related top up, which would be the premiums. As you haven't been recieving those premiums then expect a backdated amount of money in the near future. Hw much you recieve will depend on your circumstances and when you qualified for those premiums. As you will have an IR top up on your ESA savings over under £6,000 don't affect your benefits. Over £6,000 and they're affect £1 for every £250 over. £16,000 and they stop completely.

    Any backdated money owed to you from ESA will be disregarded for 52 weeks for the savings allowed.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Nett61Nett61 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi, thank you so much for the help 
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