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Backdated ESA payments vs correct rates of pay

Ben007Ben007 Member Posts: 2 Listener
IB&Income support move over to ESA
so let’s talk about the real issue here 
& why the  Government  our back dating  1.6B in underpaid Benefits.
so on IB&IS
 Rates of pay was only 104 a week,
 Which was basic rate & the disability premium.
i got moved over to ESA in 2014
once moved on to ESA
i got 
 Income related-ESA
 Basic rate.
 Support group component.
 Enhanced disability premium.
 Severe disability premium.
 Which  totals two 189 a week.
 So my question to you is,
what are we missing ?
people don’t like talking about money this is the whole reason they put themselves in this trouble in the 1st place.
 Everyone is talking on here about  backdataed payments but not actually talking about the correct rates of PAY.so please feel free to  enlightene everyone.


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ben007  

    Good Morning & Welcome 🙏 

    Here’s some info for you below


    Please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help you?????

  • Ben007Ben007 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you 
    for posting,
    I was reading we should be getting ESA
    Along with additions to your ongoing income support & allowances.
    Which allowance are they referring to?
     When I was moved over to ESA I had letter 
    from DWP saying, 
    you are  entitled  to & what the (LAW)says (YOUR )allowed to live on,
     The letter stated
    ESA with all 
    Premiums & in addition to my ongoing income support at the rate of 119 a week,
    I never received the income support payment,
    I then contacted my MP,
    To ask the DWP where was my ongoing income support payments , which then the Department for work and pensions replied with a £100 award For  maladministration.
     Now ,this is in my believe ,that they are payments we have been missing out on,
    Can anyone Concur?

  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ben007

    I have just gone for the info first you.

    Here’s the breakdown:

    1. Assessment Rate:                   
    £57.90 per week under 25yrs.
    £73.10 per week over 25yrs.


    2. Esa.  (two groups)

    Work Related Activity Group.
    £73.10 per wk.
    Support Group 
    £110.75 per week.

    I can do some more if required ????

    Please let me know how you feel?????
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I'm unsure exactly what it is you're asking for advice about. The premiums paid on Contributions based ESA totally depend on circumstances. If you're in the support group on CB ESA then the following will go against being able to claim any of the tops ups for income related.

    Living with a partner that works.
    Savings/capital and household income.

    To be entitled to the SDP you must have either a daily living award of PIP or DLA mid/high rate care. No one must be claiming carers allowance for looking after you and you must live alone or be classed as living alone.

    Some may only be entitled to the one premium (EDP) not everyone will be entitled to the SDP because of the criteria.

    Any further questions please do ask.
    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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