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lionheart

I've been on ESA for years now, am I eligible for a rebate or is there a number I can call to verify if I'm applicable?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The underpayments concern those who moved from Incapacity benefit to ESA many years ago.

    If you were one of those then DWP are in the process of contacting everyone that moved to ESA. They will contact you with a letter and the ESA3 form to fill out with all your details. There's no need to contact them.


    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.
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thanks for your reply. I think I did move from one to the other. I've just spoke to the dwp and they have me an invalid number. Obviously to late to call them back.
    She told me if i call they will get started on my claim. I'm guessing there isn't a number I can call to find out?
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA 0800 169 0310. They open tomorrow morning at 8am.
    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.
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thanks that was the number i called and they gave me a designated other number to call which was not active.
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    08001690346 was the number they have which was useless!
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Gave* damn autocorrect haha
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That number doesn't exist for ESA. May i ask when you started your claim for ESA?
    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.
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    About 2010. I know it doesn't excist. I've found that out for myself lol.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The first number you rang is the correct number, i'm not sure why you were told differently. As i said they are in the process of contacting everyone that moved across from Incapacity benefit. Whether you're owed money will depend on circumstances.
    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.
  • lionheartlionheart Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Yeah I guess. Thanks. 
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