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ESA underpayment continued

belgiumbunbelgiumbun Member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi my partner passed in Nov 17 recently i received a letter as her next of kin saying she was potentially under payed i did the form over the phone with a lady who said it was taking 12 weeks and that i would receive another form  this came it was a br 330 ibrs rather strange form asking who paid for the funeral where my wife died  and who was responsible for her estate i  think the strangest question was why did i think or consider myself entitled to her underpayment i found this odd as it was them who had contacted me a few weeks prior as her next of kin the letter said she was entitled to ESA 1 it made no mention of the amount involved at this stage it also said if i did not wish to claim the money that was okay but if i did i must do so asap as said a rather odd form ,

Obviously this is slightly different as my partner bless her soul is passed however what i feel is a shame in searching this subject is the lack of knowledge on the situation after a payment i have heard these payments are only to be disregarded for income purposes savings limit  for a year by the  powers that be with regards to income and savings is this true and is this true in regards to where a next of kin receives money quite how they can consider it beyond me as the money is a underpayment which should have been received anyway in normal payment its a bloody disgrace to class it as income in the normal form .

Does anyone know if compensation is in place for those who have paid prescriptions had dental work etc that they would not have paid for if properly assessed for ESA ? 

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