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Claiming ESA Contributtry and topped up by income based ESA

wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,353 Disability Gamechanger
having been on ESA for over two years and reading posts about people losing part of their ESA due to inheritance, partners earning savings ect. I phoned DWP to enquire what ESA benefits I was claiming. I was informed that the main part is Contributtry and then topped up by income based. So the question is many of us are claiming ESA some Contributtry or income based or a mix of the two so how does this work for savings inheritance ect ?? Ps the extra £10 on your ESA payment this week is the Christmas bonus, spend it wisely!

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Contribution based ESA with an Income related top up...the Income related top up is the only part of the ESA that is affected here. You get to keep all of the Contributions based.
    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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,353 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks Poppy, the question is, was because I am receiving ESA Contributtry and being topped up with income based if I have any saving will I need to report this or is it disregarded because I am getting Contributtry part of ESA or should will it, should it be reported as part of my benefits is made up of income based ESA?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No worries. If you did have savings you need to report this yes. Only your Income related top will be affect and you'll keep all of the Contributions based, which is £110.75 per week. Anything over this amount will be affected.
    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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