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Are we due a backpayment?

Bunny2001Bunny2001 Member Posts: 3 Listener
My wife has been on incapacity benefit due to health/mental health issues since 2007. She was transferred from higher rate incapacity to esa. We were sent forms for possible back paymemt for 2012 to 2015. Part of this time we were not together. A) Are we due a back payment? B) what is the timescale for any repayment?


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Bunny2001   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. I do not know the answer to your question. Some will from our team or a member of our community.

    Understand benefits are complex and confusing. Please can I suggest consider speaking to CAB. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    We are a supportive community. Friendly, care and share.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. Some one will know.

    Please take care

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bunny2001, and a warm welcome to the community! 

    I'm afraid I don't know the answer to this myself, but we have lots of knowledgeable members here on the community who will hopefully be in touch soon.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    All you can do is fill in the form and they will assess whether a back payment is due, it can take 12 weeks or more to get a reply
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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