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esa3 form disability premium back pay

afellsafells Member Posts: 22 Connected
Hi I'm new here and wondering if anyone can give me advice? I have received a letter advising me I may have missed out on disability premiums from 2012...I have been sent a esa3 form. I'm currently on esa contribution based and in the support group plus pip. my questions are.... I was single up until 18 months ago, I now live with my partner and he works full time, this does not affect my contribution based esa...am I still entitled to back pay for the time i was single? and if I am entitled to the back pay, will I be changed over to income based esa? As if this is the case, I won't be eligible as my partner works full time. I have read a few different things. many thanks 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,071 Disability Gamechanger

    Any back pay they may owe you depends on many things, so i'm afraid you'll have to wait for them to make a decision and this can take 12 weeks.

    If you're owed any back pay then this won't change you to Income Related, you'll remain on CB.
    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.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @afells, and a warm welcome to the community! I hope the above response is helpful, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
  • afellsafells Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Thank you for replies! I am aware there are many factors they take into consideration whilst looking at my claim and i am also aware of the 12 week time frame...I'm in no rush. It's just the two things I asked really that I'm questioning, in which I thank you for clarifying one of them.
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