Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Esa refund

Hi everyone ,i recieved a small refund in December ,dwp said i had been on contribution based esa from 2011-2013 when they changed me over to contribution based esa .I recently applied for a budget loan and recieved a letter today stating i cant have one due to being on cont based Esa.The dwp have shot thereselves in the foot as i now have evidence that they now owe me a refund from 2013 .Will keep you updated.Theyre not getting away with it this time

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

    I'm sorry but i'm confused. Being on contributions based ESA instead of Income Related as you should have been back in 2011-2013 isn't going to help you claim a budgeting loan now.

    As you have recently been refused may i ask what benefits you're claiming now and for how long? To claim a budgeting loan you must have been claiming a qualifying benefit for at least 26 weeks (6 months) without a break in your claim. 2013 was 6 years ago, if you are claiming a qualifying benefit now then you would have been accepted for the loan, so i'm confused.
    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.
  • clarkjohnsonclarkjohnson Member Posts: 210 Pioneering
    Tell um nothing that's what they told me 
  • robbie23568robbie23568 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi,

    I'm sorry but i'm confused. Being on contributions based ESA instead of Income Related as you should have been back in 2011-2013 isn't going to help you claim a budgeting loan now.

    As you have recently been refused may i ask what benefits you're claiming now and for how long? To claim a budgeting loan you must have been claiming a qualifying benefit for at least 26 weeks (6 months) without a break in your claim. 2013 was 6 years ago, if you are claiming a qualifying benefit now then you would have been accepted for the loan, so i'm confused.

  • robbie23568robbie23568 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi i applied for a budget loan to get a refusal in writing stating which esa i was on,i was refused an esa refund from 2013, as dwp told me i was on income related from then ,ive been on cont based so they owe me the refund due from being put on cont based instead of income related .One dept eg dwp cannot have advisors saying we are not due a refund for being on a benefit that another dept of dwp says different.Theyre trying to pull wool over peoples eyes as it suits them ,Thanks
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