Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA, Backpay and additional Enhanced Disability Premium, Blue Badge

Hi Everyone,  I am hoping someone can advise on the following query.  My husband has just been advised he has won his appeal for ESA and has gone from his dwp assessment of 0 points to 15 points and being placed in the support group.  My questions are **Will he receive back pay to the date of his original assessment. I.e. week 14 or if not will he even receive any?  **If he does will he be entitled to backpay for the additional higher rate of £113 as opposed to the £70 he was getting before.  Also, **is he entitled to claim the additional Enhanced Disability Premium of roughly £17 per week or £25 because he is married, if so, **is he able to also claim backpay on this amount.    lastly, **will he be able to obtain a blue badge based on his type of benefit, on the govt website it doesn’t mention ESA only PIP etc.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give, much appreciated.


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    @Maxinus, as far as getting any back payments owing this will all come in your award notification letter detailing the amounts and start and ongoing payment dates. Getting a blue badge without an award from PIP you will have to apply to your local issuing office and have your mobility needs assessed to see if you meet the criteria for having a blue badge. 
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