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I may have been underpaid since 2014

Nathanjames1Nathanjames1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I' was on incapacity benefit then moved to esa joint claim with my wife I previously  worked before I got I'll in 2006 my wife revived carers for me but back in 2017 my disability benefits stoped now I revive cares for my wife as she gets pip I'm confused now as I had a letter explaining I mighty be owed money but for what I don't no  it just says I mighty of being underpaid benefits can you help me maybe make sence of what it maybe be or tell me what I should receive in befits  as I belive I've been under paid  the letter states it's from 2014 thanks


  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Member Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi @Nathanjames1 welcome to the community. This is not a subject I am familiar with but I'm sure there are many on this forum that have been in a siimilar situation. May I suggest you post you question the catagory discussing benefits, I have attached the link below for you. You may also want to contact citizens advice who I've had experience with and are very helpful too. Good luck. 
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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Nathanjames1,

    Welcome to the community.
    Please have a look at our quick guide about our community and feel free to join any of our recent discussions  .
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome
    The DWP are currently re assessing people that transfered from IB to ESA as some might not have received an income related top up

    The letter you have , is it an ESA3 ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you were claiming a joint claim for ESA with your wife then it's possible that you may have been receiving the correct amount of money but without knowing all of your circumstances it's impossible to give a definite answer. You'll need to fill out the form and return it by the date stated on the letter then DWP will assess you. Decisions can take 12 weeks.
    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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