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ESA3 and rebate entitlement information request

mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
Hi wondering if anyone can help..I've recently filled a ESA3 form in and sent it back.They were asking for information dating back to the 08 Feb 2014 to 06 Feb 2015..the problem is I don't think I'm entitled any rebate because I was living with my mother back then and I'm still living with her now.Any information I would be grateful for
Kind regards
Mabel.

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  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hello is this where I post my questions I'm not sure?
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @mabel12 and welcome to the community. It is good to hear from you and I am glad you are with us.
    Highlighted link here should take you to our page on benefits and finances. Have a look and see if there is anything relevant. I will also send a not to our financial experts and ask them to take a look at your post.
    Hang on in there :smile: and we'll do the very best we can.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    @JennysDad
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thank you very much I'll have a look now
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hello and good morning..is there anyone able to answer this question for me please.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mabel12, and a warm welcome to the community! I've moved this post into our ESA discussions, and hopefully some of our experienced members will be along and able to advise soon.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Living with your mother doesn't affect your ESA, her money is separate to yours.

    This will be because those that transferred from IB to ESA were automatically placed onto Contributions based ESA and lots weren't assessed for the income related top up. As you've filled it in and returned it DWP will assess you for the top up.

    Living with a partner that works, savings/capital and income from pensions are all things they assess you on for the top up.

    They'll contact you by letter when a decision is made, if they owe you money they'll back date it to the date you qualified. It can takes 12 weeks to assess you.
    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.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thank you very much that's very informative.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi I'm still a bit confused if my mother's income has nothing to do with me why am I on a reduced ESA..I'm in the work related categorie and they told me because I live at home I don't get what a normal person gets if they live in their own place..can anyone shed any light on this please.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hi is there anyone able to answer this please.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi
    Have you put your details into one of the online benefits calculators ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    No I haven't where do I find that please?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    There is one on this site or try  entitledto.co.uk
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Being placed into either group for ESA has nothing to do with you living at home. Your mother isn't your partner so her income or benefits won't affect what you claim for ESA. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

    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.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I just tried that still no help to thank you anyways.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    In this situation a benefits calculator most likely isn't of much use. If you don't live with a partner, have no other income (not including your mothers) , savings/capital then you could be entitled to the income related top up on your ESA and should fill the form in an return it.
    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.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Ok thank you poppy.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I get paid 194 every two weeks but they deduct 5 pound a week for a budgeting loan I had..I've spoken to a few people who tell me they are getting 240-250 every two weeks it baffles me.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    People in support group receive a higher ammount than work related group
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Cheers cockney for the information
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you sure you're in the WRAG? If you are then you can't be claiming Contributions based because it's only paid for 365 days unless you're placed into the Support Group. If you're in the WRAG then you must be claiming income related.
    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.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes they switched me over from contribution based to income based about two years ago..I've been on sickness benefits for about 8 years.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Good morning..one last question, when I filled the esa3 form in, it asked for the incomes of the people I live with back in 2014 it did say I didn't have to disclose this information but it could effect the amount they may owe me..any ideas thanks!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The only income that would be counted for this purpose is living with a partner that works. If others live with you or have lived with you then their income has nothing to do with your ESA claim.
    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The only benefit is affects is severe disability premium and this isn't automatically awarded because of the criteria.
    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.
  • mabel12mabel12 Member Posts: 15 Listener
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