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How much does it reduce after £6000 mark?

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skoot
skoot Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Helo, i was one of those who recieved esa backpayments for underpaying. I recieved £15000 in back payments for a very hard 5 years. The problem I have now is that according to what i have researched that they will only disgard this money for 1 year and then i will get reduced payments. I understand people struggling and i call this a problem but i cannot find how much it reduces after the £6000 mark.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @skoot Hello and welcome to the community, glad you have joined us for advice. I will tag your post to a person that is in the know about this. @poppy123456 can you offer any advice.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @janer1967 for the tag/

    Hi and welcome @skoot backdated money of £5.000 or more paid from a DWP official errors, which is what this was are disregarded for the life of the ESA claim or until the award ends, which ever comes sooner. See link for confirmation and scroll down to backdated lump sum payments. https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/how-do-savings-and-lump-sum-pay-outs-affect-benefits#backdated-lump-sum-payments-from-dwp

    It should have stated this in the decision letter you received.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @skoot and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I hope you found Poppy's advice to be helpful.  If there is anything further you need help/support with then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • skoot
    skoot Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you so much for the advice.It has put my mind as ease.
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad Poppy was able to help.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    skoot said:
    Thank you so much for the advice.It has put my mind as ease.

    You're welcome :)
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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