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Do I need to fill this ESA form in?

danny1234
danny1234 Member Posts: 12 Listener
hi im in employment support allowance group.i have just recieved a esa3 form to fill in for employment related support and they want information from 2012 till now.so i can get this benefit .do i have to fill in this form .if i diont what will happen.im in support group esa so dont need to fill this form in do i can you advise me thaks danny

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,767 Disability Gamechanger
    Those that transferred from Incapacity benefit to ESA were placed onto Contributions based ESA and a lot weren't assessed for the Income Related top up. DWP have realised their mistake and are now contacting everyone that transferred from IB.

    Receiving the income related top up will depend on your circumstances, living with a partner that works, savings/capital and other household income are all things that could stop you being entitled to the top up.

    If you don't fill that form in then you won't be assessed for any top up.

    If you fill it in with all your details and send everything they've asked for then they'll assess your claim. If you do qualify you'll receive extra money each week on top of your ESA and backdated money to when you did qualify.

    If you know you won't qualify for the income related top up then there's no need to fill it in. Your ESA money will continue as normal.
  • danny1234
    danny1234 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    the reason I asked was in 2012 I came off incapacity benefit and was put into the work related activity group and got extra money.then after a year I was put into support group and got full amount .thanks for your help danny 

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