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Confused!

booboo73booboo73 Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi all
I received the ESA3 IRB form and unsure about it all.
I get PIP both highest rates and Esa contribution rate ( please see attached breakdown [removed by moderator as personal details visible]) I live alone and have no partner and no savings and this has been since 2013 when the form is dated for me to fill in. My Dad is my carer but he can't claim carers allowance as his state pension is too high.
From what I have read I think I may be entitled to extra money..... does anyone know if i am and is it worth sending the form in? Any help would be most appreciated as I find the forms very stressful and anything involving the DWP scares the hell out of me  :confused:
Thank you xox
Sara
x

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It's always worth filling out the form and returning it. The Enhanced disability premium is automatically paid when claiming Income related. This premium is £16.40 per week from April 2018, less in previous years. The only way to know for sure if you're entitled to this will be for DWP to assess you once the form has been returned.
    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.
  • booboo73booboo73 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you Brian. Could you please habe a quick look at the attached letter and my circumstances and what I'm getting now and let me know if you think I fit the criteria for backpay and sdp. Sorry to be a pest but im in debt and this would be amazing if I got something back. 
    Thanks again x Sara x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,112 Disability Gamechanger
    It maybe possible yes but the only ones that can tell you for certain are DWP. It's definitely worth filling out and returning the form by the date in the letter. Decisions can take 12 weeks from the time they receive the form. Good luck.
    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.
  • booboo73booboo73 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you Brian...great site I've stumbled upon  very friendly <3
    I will keep everything crossed xox
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