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underpayment

hi, i was put on IB in 1996 and was then transferred to esa contribution based, and i also started recieving a private pension  as i was unfit for work and my husband was working on a 24 hr contract.
I   have been sent a from from the DWP to fill in and they also want bank statements  going back to 2012 which i dont have at hand, I was wondering if you think theres any point in me filling in this form or if you think theres no point as we had other income coming in from my husband working at the time.

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi gwenders100 and welcome

    If your husband was working 24 hours per week then you do not need to fill in the form as you do not qualify. You should complete the relevant tick box on the letter that came with it and return it in the envellope
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Your pension will also be counted as income £1 for £1 when calculation any Income related top up, even if your partner wasn't working at any point during 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.
  • gwenders100gwenders100 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    ok ty for your help 


  • robbie23568robbie23568 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi ive just recieved £523 supposedly backpayment from ESA ,form says 2011-2014.i have never recieved any payments for disabilty premium and on contributiin based,obviously something isnt right here ,what about 2014- present ,think we are being mislead by dwp
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi ive just recieved £523 supposedly backpayment from ESA ,form says 2011-2014.i have never recieved any payments for disabilty premium and on contributiin based,obviously something isnt right here ,what about 2014- present ,think we are being mislead by dwp
    If your circumstances haven't changed since 2014 then the only way you'll know your answer is to ring DWP. Receiving the Income related top depends on many things.
    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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