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Incapacity benefit to contribute esa with a transitional top

I was moved from incapacity to contribute esa with a transitional addition in the support group I was also on enhanced daily living allowance pip.does this mean I am entitled to disability premiums & possibly backdated

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome.

    Whether you're entitled to any income related top up will depend on your circumstances. The things they will assess you on are living with partner that works or claims any other benefits, savings/capital, pensions, the transitional support protection you were receiving also counts and whether anyone was claiming carers allowance or the carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you.

    If you have been contacted by DWP then you will need to wait for a decision to be made, once it has they will send a decision letter.
    Community champion and 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.
  • khanliakhanlia Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I 've had a reply from them but they turned me down but why was I receiving a transitional addition for 4yrs 2014 to 2018 then they stopped it.Dors this mean I am owed 4yspremiums 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    khanlia said:
    I 've had a reply from them but they turned me down but why was I receiving a transitional addition for 4yrs 2014 to 2018 then they stopped it.Dors this mean I am owed 4yspremiums 

    There could be many different reasons why you're not owed any backdated money. It's impossible to answer that question with no information at all. Best thing you can do is speak to an advice agency near you, make an appointment and take the decision letter with you and they will take a look and advise you correctly based on your circumstances.
    Community champion and 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.
  • khanliakhanlia Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Transitional addition does that mean it's a income related 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, it doesn't. There's a lot of things to consider when they assess you for this. On top of what i mentioned in a comment above, there's also which group were you in, how much were you receiving each week. Far too many things to consider and an internet forum really isn't the place for this sort of advice because no one knows anything about your circumstances.

    Some people have been entitled to backdated money and some haven't.
    Community champion and 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.
  • khanliakhanlia Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I was in support group 
    I 'll take your advice  & contact a advice centre
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