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ESA LETTER concerning my wife who passed away last year .

I have received  a letter as next of kin with regards to the underpayments of ESA during the migration period from INCAPB . The letter starts by apologising for any distress caused and goes on to say they need to see if my wife was entitled to the premiums presumably the ones she was not considered  for when moving from contrib INCAPB to Contrib ESA as i remember they were more interested in setting ATOS on her during the migration in 2013 for her . 

I would like to  hear from anyone else who is in a similar position has received the letter i talk of ? It also states that they will call me next week does anyone know what to expect from that is the conversation rhetoric informal for example or the opposite ? At the time of migration she had roughly 10k in savings this was not an issue for contribution ESA also she was in the support group am i right in saying that 10k would mean that for means assessment for INCOME Esa she would have £1 deducted for every £500 over £6000 in saving total being £8.00 is that the correct formula ? 

Any help greatly appreciated my mind is very ill at  present it being the anniversary of my wife passing on it is causing me great distress .

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,267 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Savings of £6,000 and over are affected £1 for every £250 over that amount, not the figures you posted above.

    Other household income, such as a partner working and pensions will also affect any Income related top up they may have been entitled to at the time.
    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.
  • belgiumbunbelgiumbun Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thanx Poppy123456 thats a great help and one step forward  :)
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have found you some info on your esa question.

    https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/eligibility

    Please please let me know if you need any further help????
  • belgiumbunbelgiumbun Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thanks Steve51 for taking the time much appreciated .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,267 Disability Gamechanger
    The only way to know is to fill out the form and send it back. As it's a means tested benefit you'll need to put your details on the form as well. DWP will write to you once a decision is made.
    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.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,230 Disability Gamechanger
    A number of people had a choice between ESA and Pension Credit is the answer as regards tariff income very much depends on the age of your wife at the point she had the capital. Under pensionable age and it’s £1 for every £250 over £6,000. Over pensionable age and it’s £500 and £10,000. 

    However, the other aspect which matters is what the capital was. Not all capital is taken into account. 
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