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premiums- do you automatically get IR?

bobscrufftia3391bobscrufftia3391 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Could anyone tell me if your single and living alone on CB support group. Do you automatically get IR top up after sending in a change of circumstances eg: Now single and Moved address??

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you don't automatically get them added. You need to be assessed for the Income related top up. Savings/capital of more than £6,000 will affect this, £1 for every £250 over this amount. For savings/capital £16,000 you won't be entitled to any means tested benefits (income related top up)

    If you move house and the area you've moved to is a full Universal Credit area you wont be able to claim the Income related top ups, it will be Universal credit you have to claim.

    If your area isn't a full UC area then you'll need to ring ESA and ask them to send you the ESA3 form and this will assess your Income/savings/capital.
    Check what's in your area here. https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

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  • bobscrufftia3391bobscrufftia3391 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I have filled that form in months ago. They also knew of his change of circumstances everytime I reported a change.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to ring ESA and speak to them then, as they will be the only ones that can answer your questions. Good luck and i hope you get some answers.
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