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Underpayments

Hi Everyone
I am My Son's Appointee for Dhss purposes, I received a form about four weeks ago wanting to know about any savings from 17th August 2012 until the present day,I had not been contacted previous to the form being sent so not sure if this related to the ESA underpayments, My Son has been recieving Contribution based Esa and is in the support group Since being moved from IB, My Son gets Enhanced Mobility and care PIP Not sure what to think can anyone help me shed light on this please

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    It's a mistake made by DWP for those who were moved from IB to ESA. Being automatically placed onto CB ESA without being assessed for any income related top up. Savings/capital, living with a partner that works or other income related to your son (not yourself) are all things they will assess for the income related top up. If he qualifies then money will be backdated to the date mentioned in the letter.

    There's no timescales to how long this will take but DWP will contact you when a decisions been made.
    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.
  • karen1958karen1958 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you Poppy123456
    My Son Lives at home with Myself and His Dad he doesnt have a partner or savings and investments, Will have to wait and see, XX
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Support Group CB is £110.75 per week. Add on the Enhanced disability premium to that for the Income related top up and he should be receiving £127.15 per week, slightly less in previous years.
    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.
  • karen1958karen1958 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    He gets £112.00 per week Poppy123456 so it looks like he may qualify for underpayment 

  • deanjroach84deanjroach84 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    i recieved a 50 page form to complete regarding back payments to 2014 ...... i was wondering how long it takes before you hear any thing back??? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Could be several weeks or more.
    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.
  • karen1958karen1958 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi Everyone
    Just thought i would update you on IB to ESA Underpayments
    I filled My Sons form in and sent it back , I had not heard from DWP up to today so decided to phone them and ask if i needed to send anything,The lady i spoke to was lovely and explained that although they recieved the form 8 weeks ago it hasnt been processed yet and it can take up to 12 weeks, They have a back log of 30.000 cases to deal with,at least i know my Son is on their system and his form hasnt gone astray.
  • herbie1986herbie1986 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Your form may have gone to a different processing area as mine has been done with in 4 weeks £12669.25
  • karen1958karen1958 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Oh Wow that is Brilliant herbie1986 i am pleased for you.
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