Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Can I claim income related ESA?

ClairBClairB Member Posts: 3 Listener
Today I have received a form from Dwp to say I get contribution based Esa but I might be able to get Income related? They say I've got to fill form in with all relevant details  requested from Dec 2012 onwards? Why have they asked for this & has anyone else heard of this? 
If anyone could let that would be great!


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,733 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ClairB welcome to the community!

    I am unsure how to advise and I don't want to give you the wrong answers. However, other members of the community may know how to help you and will be in contact with you soon.

    If there is anything else at all that we can help you with then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • ClairBClairB Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for replying Ami2301 ☺
  • edenderry5504edenderry5504 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi, I have received a booklet from esa to fill in. It says I'm receiving contribution-based ESA & I might be able to income-related ESA  backdated to 2013. I've sent it away & am worried about the outcome. It's 10/10/2018 today.  Regards,  Sam 
  • ClairBClairB Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edenderry5504 I too have received the same form & wondering what it's all about. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    When people transferred from Incapacity benefit to ESA they were automatically placed onto Contributions based ESA without being assessed for any income related top ups. DWP realised this mistake and are now contacting those that maybe affected.

    To be eligible for the income related top up will depend on your circumstances. Do you live with a partner that works? If so how many hours do they work each week. Do you have any other household income, savings or capital?
    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.
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