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Incapacity benefit to ESA(C) then to ESA (IR) age addition allowance
In 2012 I was migrated to ESA from IB. Due to injury at work, I was awarded age related allowances with my IB. When I migrated to ESA, my weekly allowance was £110.75. After 365 days on ESAC I had to claim ESA(IR) as I live on my own and noticed that I had lost my transitional protection and my income was reduced to £100.75. Whilst I made no new claim and my circumstances didn't change I believe my income on migration would stay exactly the same until the transition period of April 2020 ended. Having read a few discussions here and there, those on Income Support who were migrated to ESA wrac received transitional protection and this remained until their circumstances changed. Had I not been migrated to ESA (C) and instead ESA(IR) then I would not have needed to convert to another form of ESA and I presume I would still be receiving £110.75 which we were told on conversion was protected. I am wrong on this matter or have the DWP pulled another fast one on us like those who are now claiming back thousands for DWP wrongdoing. Should I be getting onto the DWP about this or just stay quiet? (in short the difference in payment if they are wrong is approx. £2990 - £3330). Hope someone can help me put this matter to rest.
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