Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Can I get backdated money?

nannie234nannie234 Member Posts: 3 Listener
hello not very good on theses sites carnt work out which one to post on hubby was on ib then put on esa had form sent back had phone call today asking few more questions she then said be few weeks they will send that's owed but been all over net just carnt work out what they owe us in 2013 to 2014 he got 110  week was on high dla for care and mobility I was on high mobility lower care I got cares for him  was told to get income support top up of 29 a week he was 45 yr old at time as well can any one help me work out what he should of got please

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, 

    whether he’s owed any backdated money will depend on circumstances during that time. Not everyone is owed money, some are and some aren’t. Unfortunately you will need to wait for DWP to assess him and once they have they will send a decision letter. Decision waiting times are between 12-20 weeks. 
    Community champion and 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I answered your other thread but then realised that you claimed Income support and carers allowance during that time. This means that it’s very unlikely he will be owed any backdated money but he will still need to wait for a decision to be made, which can take 12-20 weeks . 
    Community champion and 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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team, Scope community team Posts: 7,917 Scope community team
    edited October 2019
    Hello @nannie234. It's probably too soon but I wondered if you've heard any more from them?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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