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Compliance officer contact (migrated from IB to ESA Support Group)

SprintSprint Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi  there everyone!
has anyone had a letter from a dwp compliance officer wanting to see financial records when your'e in the ESA Support Group and you were claiming IB before 2008 contribution based and therefore had transitional support on migration to ESA, so your full occupational pension was disregarded (tho it would be taxed through your  reduced tax code it you have occupational pension). 
No-one already on occupation based IB was to be worse off under ESA than they had been under IB when migrated to ESA. This was loudly proclaimed by the Labour Government in 2008 and the DWP and Iain Duncan Smith.
DWP doesn't seem to understand the history of the ESA Contribution based, migrated applicants.
Anyone else had this contact from aDWP compliance officer?


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Sprint welcome to the community. How are you doing today? Some of our members might have, if so they will reply to soon, there's a previous thread on a member getting a letter. Please keep us updated.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I'd advise you to get expert advice regarding this from an advice centre near you and they will be able to advise you. Good luck.
    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.
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
  • SprintSprint Member Posts: 2 Listener
    thank you everyone who replied. I find this so shocking. And I investigated the way they can use spy laws and spoke to a law centre and CAB. I think it will all be fine although it makes you feel paranoid. Its  appalling that severely disabled people are being put through this when bankers and billionaires hide their money in off shore accounts....
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