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Hi, my name is rpb! Esa pay back

Hi, I’m 62 I’m now on full pip care/mobility, transferred from dvla....I’m on esa (not income based) I was  transferred to esa years ago, how will I know if I’m entitled? Many thanks


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rpb welcome to the community!

    Could you explain a bit more about what advice you need?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • rpbrpb Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi,yes the back pay everyone is on about,after being transferred toe esa
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    edited October 2018
    Hi @rpb,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! :)

    The Government has published a document on the ESA underpayments which might be of interest to you. They say:
    "Largely between January 2011 and October 2014 some people receiving Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance had their claims converted to contributory ESA. However, the possibility of whether they may also have been entitled to income-related ESA was not considered for all cases. This means they may have missed out on the payment of premiums, such as the Enhanced Disability Premium.

    "The Department is in the process of reviewing around 570,000 ESA cases that could be affected. It expects to complete the checking of 320,000 cases during 2018/19. The additional 250,000 cases, brought into scope by the Secretary ofState’s announcement in July 2018 to pay all cases back to the point of conversion, are planned to be completed by the end of 2019."

    I hope this helps. Do let us know if you have any other questions!

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Transferring from DLA isn't the reasons people have been under paid. It was those that transferred from Incapacity benefit. If you were claiming this before you claimed ESA then DWP will contact you sometime in the future.
    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.
  • rpbrpb Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you Liam and poppy for your advice and answers  to my question. They were greatly appreciated.
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