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Incpcacitybenefit to esa mix up

Can someone give me some information please.I had a letter from Dwp saying I may be eligible for income related esa.

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

     Those that transferred across were placed onto Contributions based ESA and some weren't assessed for any income related top up. Because of this they are contacting everyone that transferred across, whether you qualify or not. Some will be and have been owed money but there's been others that haven't been owed anything.

    Whether you're owed any money will depend on your circumstances between the dates in the letter. The things they look at are, living with part that works, or claims any other benefits, savings/capital, pensions.

    If you think you're owed something the the best thing you can do is fill out the form, return it and DWP will assess you. It can take 12-20 weeks for DWP to make a decision, when they do they will contact you.
    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.
  • Matthewsheehy24Matthewsheehy24 Member Posts: 72 Courageous
    When I spoke to dwp about my esa I asked them if I was one of those affected she said no over the phone.Then I have a form to fill in I didn’t fill it in because the dwp said I wasn’t one of those affected.I had a letter from the dwp that is sorting the mix up I phoned the number and asked why I was told I wasn’t one of those affected he said they wouldn’t know if I was affected only the department that is dealing with the mix up will know.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Without knowing all your details since you started your ESA claim then it's impossible to tell you if you're one of the ones that were underpaid and it's impossible to do that on an internet forum.

    The only way to know for sure is to fill out the form and wait for a decision.
    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.
  • Matthewsheehy24Matthewsheehy24 Member Posts: 72 Courageous
    Ok thanks for your advice again poppy 123456
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