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underpayment

Hi 
Today i got a letter from DWP about me being under payed ir esa my question is am i entitled to the enhanced disability premium as im in the support group 

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi fuzzy, 

    The enhanced disability premium is part of the IR ESA assessment and you are entitled to have it in your calculation if you are in the support group. 

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  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    This isn't exactly correct, sorry. Not everyone is entitled to this premium. It's only paid on Income related ESA. Whether you're entitled to this top up on your Contributions based ESA will totally depend on your circumstances and no one on an internet forum can give you a definite answer to this.

    You need to fill the form out and return it to DWP. Decisions take about 12 weeks.
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  • fuzzyfuzzy Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I heard back from them to day and have been given back pay going back to may 2013 it looks like its for income related esa .
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