Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Oh no, not another IB to ESA query!

Thank you for allowing me to join your forum.

I am one of the many who was sent an IB3 form last year asking for info between April 2012 and May 2016. I was only claiming IB, and wasn't claiming DLA etc. But, I was living alone, no other income, no savings and with an existing claim for HB and CTR.

My question is, do I need to have been claiming other qualifying benefits to qualify for the underpayment, or was being placed incorrectly in the CB ESA instead of IR enough?

Thank you

Replies

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    There is no need to post your question multiple time, it can lead to confusion. If possible please delete all but one
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • All_the_gear_no_ideaAll_the_gear_no_idea Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I can't seem to find a way to delete the posts. I am new here. I didn't intend to post multiple times, the website through up various 'gateway errors' while I was attempting to post my comment. I didn't realise it had posted.
    Sorry
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem, at the top of your post onthe right is an edit button
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • All_the_gear_no_ideaAll_the_gear_no_idea Member Posts: 5 Listener
    No problem, at the top of your post onthe right is an edit button
    I can only edit the txt?
  • All_the_gear_no_ideaAll_the_gear_no_idea Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Not the best start, but can anyone help with my query about the underpayment?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you don't need to be claiming any other benefits to qualify for the Income related top up on ESA. The Enhanced disability premium is automatically paid when claiming Income related ESA in the Support Group. This payment is £16.40 extra per week from April 2018 (less in previous years)
    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.
  • All_the_gear_no_ideaAll_the_gear_no_idea Member Posts: 5 Listener
    No, you don't need to be claiming any other benefits to qualify for the Income related top up on ESA. The Enhanced disability premium is automatically paid when claiming Income related ESA in the Support Group. This payment is £16.40 extra per week from April 2018 (less in previous years)
    Thank you
Sign in or join us to comment.