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weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
Hi all new members to Scope hoping you are all well and living life as best you can and enjoying the lovely sunshine 😊

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88 welcome to the community! I am doing OK thanks, how are you? Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88 and welcome to the Community.  How are you today?  It is nice to meet you.  Doing fine, thanks.  I can't say the same for the weather as we are having thunderstorms in Scotland.  :neutral:  Hope you are basking in the sun.  If there is anything we can help you with then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Ails thank for your kind words,at the time of writing it was sunny and warm then it all changed I got caught in the thunderstorms also,because live in Scotland as well hope you are keeping fine 😊
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Ami 2301 I'm fine thank weather here in Scotland has turned wintry,I'm using the code name weeemma 88 because thats my daughters name,my real name is Charlie,I am a male pensioner not in the best of health but taking each day as it comes,hope you are well.😊
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88

    Good Afternoon yes it was mad yesterday as we were hitting 30+ 🔆🔆in temperature.

    Mind you it’s much better today down here in the West Midlands.

    I am one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Please please let me know if you need a hand 🖐🤚 getting around???

    @steve51
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Steve 51 I'm fine thanks considering I stay in Scotland it would be a bit hard for you too assist me getting around,but thank you for that,I don't go out much because of my breathing problem but my wife is my carer and deserves a medal for everything she does,I'm in a debate just now with DWP over the disco of underpaid ESA,I have been on that since 2009 I don't understand why they says its from 2011 for back payments,I have lost out on thousands because of their mistake,I didn't and was not told I could claim disability premiums,I'm going to fight them till I get what I should have got.😬
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88

    Many thanks for your post/reply.

    Yes I have got big problems getting out & about.

    Here’s some info on our community with regards to there “ESA Underpayment’s”

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/51866/back-payment

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/56451/esa-backpayment

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/57415/esa-payment

    @steve51
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88,
    You are welcome.  Nice to meet another fellow Scot on the Community.  Yes, the thunderstorm yesterday was awful wasn't it, it came from nowhere although the weather forecast did say we would get rain in Scotland?!  I hope you managed to drive off after being caught in it.  I watched it from my window, quite spectacular!  A bit sunnier here today though.  I am doing fine, thanks.  I  hope you are well too.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,007

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @weeemma88 (or Charlie!) How are you doing?
    Let us know if you have any specific questions about the ESA underpayments issue! :smile:
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Adrian,hope you are well,yes I do have a query about ESA underpayments,I have sent the form back but,my main query is,why is there no mention of it being backdated to the year 2009 when I was taken off long term Incapacity Benefit and  put on CB ESA,I phoned about this and I was told I was not entitled too IB ESA and I didn't know or was told what other benefits and disability premiums I could claim, why is it not going back too that year !!
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Ails sorry for the delay on replying,since you are in Scotland you will know what I mean when I say we had the 4 seasons in one day on Saturday,the weather was unbelievable but not surprised as we are used to getting days like that,weather today( Monday) is not short of the same again,really hoping for good weather in the 25th of this month wife and I and Daughter and Granddaughter heading for Blackpool for a week,fingers crossed lol hope all you guys on here are getting better weather than we are,take care all,and kind regards.😊
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeemma88, no need to apologise as just back on here today myself.  Yes, Scottish weather not the greatest and not used to brilliant Summer days here.  Wish it was better for us, although a wee bit better today at last.  :smile:  Oh Blackpool is great so I hope you and your family have a lovely time!  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi all,I have read on social media that ESA underpayments will be paid back to the day of conversion from Incapacity Benefit,does they mean it will go back too the day I changed over in 2009, hope you all have had a stress free day,kind regards too all.😊
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,007

    Scope community team

    Hello @weeemma88, sorry for the slow reply, my notifications have been playing up.

    If you were underpaid and are eligible for the backdating of the income based top up of ESA it will be backdated. I don't believe they are going as far back as 2009 though, perhaps @poppy123456 may be able to shed some light? 
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    They are only backdating to November 2011.


    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.
  • weeemma88weeemma88 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Hi Poppy 124456 I read that the Secretary of State on the 14 July this year has told the DWP to backdate ESA to the date of conversion,which I believe is right, thousands of people lost out on money they were entitled too,fingers crossed for everyone involved in this.

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