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2011 backdated payment Help
Hi, I'm new here but I am deeply confused over a form I received from DWP in April. I am not sure whether I am eligible for back dated payment or for how much it would be. I filled the form in and have not heard anything since April. I understand it's taking 12 weeks to process claims. In December 2011 I was moved from Incapacity to ESA-I remember it well as they stopped my payments completely just before Christmas, and then I didn't receive any payment until New Years Eve. That was a terrible Christmas. They left me with no money at all. The form they sent me in April said that I might be eligible for ESA premiums between Dec 2011 and DEC 2012. This I understand are enhanced disability premiums. If this is the case then I might get something but it might not be much if it's calculated over just those 12 months. But I don't know how the system works and I've seen reports that the average payout is £5000! Very confused by it all. Can someone please enlighten me?
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