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I am getting high-rate ESA. Will I get some money back?

Big_loz
Big_loz Member Posts: 1 Listener
hello i dont understand what is going on is it the low rate off esa or is it both rates high and lower rates i am getting high rate so will i get some money back ? 

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Big_loz welcome to the community!

    I am unsure however there are very knowledgeable members in the community who will be in contact with you soon to advise.

    Please let us know if there is anything else that we can help you with! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    Hi @Big_loz,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! :)

    When you say about getting money back, do you mean regarding the recent ESA underpayments that were announced recently? 

    If so, 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."

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

    Liam
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,228 Disability Gamechanger
    Big_loz said:
    hello i dont understand what is going on is it the low rate off esa or is it both rates high and lower rates i am getting high rate so will i get some money back ? 
    HI,

    Mostly those that transferred from Incapacity benefit, so highly unlikely with that information.

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