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Incapacity to ESA

mickmc Member Posts: 5 Listener
I recieved a letter asking me for bank statements back dating from 31/1/2015 - 6/11/2019, on the letter it was asking about savings whether it was over £16000 in which i ticked no, it was only a 1 page letter i had to sign and send off with all statements, can someone please shed some light to this, I'm on contribution based esa and it did say i may be able to get income based, still dont understand, thanks


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,079 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope.

    Were you previously claiming Incapacity benefit before you claimed ESA? If you can answer that then i'll be able to help you further.
  • mickmc
    mickmc Member Posts: 5 Listener
  • mickmc
    mickmc Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I was on incapacity then changed over to esa contribution based esa 
  • mickmc
    mickmc Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I was sent a letter stating that they wanted bank statements from 31/1/2015 - 6/11/2019, i was on incapacity then changed to esa contribution based, the letter i recieved was 1 sheet with boxes asking did we have £16000 in saving in which i ticked no, can anyone shed any light on this as don't know what it's  for, thanks
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @mickmc   Please can I inform you will contact the team member you spoke to this afternoon.

    On your behalf.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Sent you a post his morning.

    Welcomes, Introductions.

    @poppy123456   please can you advise and help this gentleman my friend much appreciated.

    I noticed you sent the same post a few times.

    Sorry to hear not got a reply some times on a weekends we have a lot of members wanting help, advice.

    Please can I add you will get a reply. Please can I thank you for patience, tolerance.

    Please if you just put a @ on any post like I have done with your name.

    It comes into the inboxes and we as community members can reach you speak to you quickly.

    Give the answers you need.

    Please hope that helps.

    Please take care.


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,079 Disability Gamechanger
    It will be to do with the IB to ESA underpayments all is explained here in this link.

    Whether you're entitled to any backdated money will depend on your circumstances during those dates. The things they assess you for are living with partner that works or claims other benefits, income from pensions, and whether your current ESA includes any transitional support protection as wall as any savings over £6.000.

    Some have been owed money and some haven't. Once a decisions been they they will send you a decision letter.

  • mickmc
    mickmc Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Ok thank you it was just a bit worrying thought I'd done something wrong
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mickmc and a very warm welcome to the community. Just to let you know, I have merged both of your threads. Don't worry about the duplicates, it's easily done!

  • khanlia
    khanlia Member Posts: 6 Listener
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,079 Disability Gamechanger
    khanlia said:

    HI and welcome,

    If you have any questions please do ask and i'm sure someone will help you further.


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