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enhanced disability premium - esa (cb) receiving private pension

phil2443phil2443 Member Posts: 4 Listener
i receive a private pension of £116 and receive esa (contribution based) support group - my esa is reduced by £15.50 per week - i have recently been contacted by dwp stating i may be entiltled to the enhanced disability premium- my question is will i be barred from entitlement as my pension on a £ for £ basis does not give entitlement to esa (income related) or will i receive a reduced EDP as my pensiion is not greater than esa (ir) + edp - i pose this question as the answer is quite significant as the dwp have indicated it dayes back to november 2013 when i was migrated from incapacity benefit any guidance will be fully appreciated thank you 

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,624 Scope community team
    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  I have moved your question to our ESA section where one of our very knowledgeable members may be able to help.



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  • phil2443phil2443 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    thank you - richard
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Your pension will be counted £1 for £1 for any income related ESA. The EDP is £16.40 per week from April 2018, less in previous years. Whether you're entitled to any backdated money will depend on how long you've been receiving the pension for. The reason your ESA is reduced is because your pension is more than £85 per week.

    If you're not sure then fill out the form with all your details and DWP will assess you for the Income related top up. Decisions can take 12 weeks.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @phil2443, and a warm welcome to the community! I hope the above guidance is helpful.
  • phil2443phil2443 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    yes thank you - i can ordinarily work these things out - this one is tough - i think i qualify for no enhancement but will await the dwp response - thank you for your reply - regards - phil
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As your pension is £116 per week then you won't be entitled to any EDP. It really does depend on how long you've been receiving the pension for.
    Community champion and 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.
  • phil2443phil2443 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    i have been receiving this pension since 2008 - and have had reduced reduced incapacity benefit payments then reduced esa payments - although when i migrated from incapacity benefit to esa (support group nov 2013 the weekly pension at that time was approx (£108 gross £102 net per week) i dont think i will be entitled to any edp top up - once again thank you for your response
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