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ESA underpayments

johnt1965johnt1965 Member Posts: 2 Listener
i was on esa from 2014-16 and taken off this benifit following an assessment in 2016 which was carried out by atos how do i claim for under payment?


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @johnt1965   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Who help and advise new members who join.

    In response to your benefit enquiry. I do not know the answer. There will be members of our team or a member of our community be able to let you know.

    Benefits are complex and confusing.

    Have you spoken to CAB about your benefit enquiry. They have expertise and knowledge.

    Please ask if we can help. Some one will know.

    Please take care.

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @johnt1965, and a warm welcome to the community! 

    From what others have said, DWP are contacting those affected by underpayments directly. So if you've been underpaid, they will reach out to you. Hope that helps!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    The underpayments are mostly concerning those that transferred from Incapacity benefit to ESA. If you are one of those then you'll eventually be contacted by DWP and you'll be sent the ESA3 form to fill in and return.
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  • johnt1965johnt1965 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for your comments very helpful
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