Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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underpayments ESA payments

Good morning. I need some advice regarding my ESA.

Until September 2015, I was getting Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits too. Hence, my ESA allowance was reduced accordingly.

When I stopped receiving the IIDB, I contacted ESA to let them know and to reassess my allowance but they asked me for a confirmation letter from the IIDB. I requested the letter several times over the years as I couldn't find the one I received previously but they never sent me the letter.

On February last year, while going through all the benefits documents I found the letter from the IIDB confirming that they were going to stop it. Hence, I sent a letter to the ESA together with the tribunal decision but I never received a reply till today but they are only giving me back payments from February 2019.

I am wondering, if I am entitle to back payments since my IIDB was stopped in Sept 2015 or only since the ESA received my letter in Feb 2019

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