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Underpayment

I’m the appointed person for my adult son and recently got a form to complete regarding a possible underpayment which I filled in. He’s on the enhanced rate of both parts of PIP and gets contribution based ESA and is in the support group. He works 5 hours a week on the minimum wage doing permitted supported employment with a charity where’s supervised. He lives with myself and his dad, no one claims carer’s allowance for him (as we both work).The form states they’re looking back to April 2013, should he be due anything?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Possibly. You'll need to fill the form in and return it and they'll assess him for the income related top. They will contact you when a decision's been made.
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  • KathleenSKathleenS Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for that, I returned it on 12th October, any idea how long it takes? Oh and does mine or my husband’s earnings get taken into account if he is entitled to an income-related supplement on top of the contribution-based ESA?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Earnings from yourself and your husband aren't included no because they're your earnings not your sons. Timescales..depends on backlog in your area. Can be several weeks or more.
    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.
  • KathleenSKathleenS Member Posts: 5 Listener
    You’re a star, thank you!
  • deanjroach84deanjroach84 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    i recieved a 50 page form to complete regarding back payments to 2014 ...... i was wondering how long it takes before you hear any thing back??? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    i recieved a 50 page form to complete regarding back payments to 2014 ...... i was wondering how long it takes before you hear any thing back??? 
    Question has been answered on the threads with your other question.
    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.
  • KathleenSKathleenS Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Update update we received word today that he should have had a top up of IR ESA and is due a couple of thousand back money, I wonder if he could reclaim the money he had to pay for dental treatment as he was made to pay because he was only on CB ESA
  • herbie1986herbie1986 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Yes you can, you write to NHS business aurthity and just explain
  • KathleenSKathleenS Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Herbie I’ll give it a go 
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