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Backdated ESA?

lisaparkerlisaparker Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone
I've just filled out my ESA form for the possible backdated benefit...I was put on con bases ESA from incapacity benefit bk in October 2012,but I've now been told I could have possibly been getting income based ESA premium payments....im confused lol does this mean my benefit will change?Or am I due extra money,can anyone help please?Thanks :-)


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lisaparker

    Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    Have you got a local “CAB” as they would be a good starting point.

    Please please come back to me if you have any more problems!!!!
  • lisaparkerlisaparker Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have yes,but I wondered if anyone on this lovely group could help first as I find it difficult to get out....
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lisaparker welcome to the communityI!

    I am unsure, hopefully some of our other members will be in contact with you soon to advise you. 

    Do let us know if we can be of any further assistance! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,763

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    Hi @lisaparker


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Being entitled to the Income Related top up will totally depend on your circumstances. Living with a partner that works, household income, savings/capital are all things that count for the income related top up. It can take as long as 12 weeks before you hear anything back from DWP and they will write to you once they've made a decision.
    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.
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