Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA and IIDB,does IIDB affect my ESA rebait?

I have recently been refused the ESA 'backpay' as I am receiving IIDB as well .I am now 65 and officially retired.Has the DWP got this right? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Industrial injuries benefit affects Income Related ESA £1 for £1 so yes the decision is most likely correct.

    The Income related top up for ESA is £16.40 extra per week from April 2018, less in previous years. If your IIDB is more than this amount then you won't be entitled to any Income related top up.
    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.
  • Lorine66Lorine66 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you Poppy123456,that's put my mind to rest. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    See link and scroll down to affect on other benefits.. Income related ESA is one of the benefits is affects and the top up is the income related part. IIDB doesn't affect Contributions based benefits.

    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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