ESA3 form

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Hi

i have today received an ESA3 form in the post and the cover letter says they need to look at my claim again as i may be entitled to more money they say that they need to go back to 2013 as this was when i was transfered from IB TO ESA

I currently get £221.50 am single and live with my parents and have done since 2013

i have a carer and have done since June of this year because i now get pip

is it worth filling the ESA3 form in?

thanks for your help

MIKE

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    Hi,

    They are contacting everyone that transferred from IB to ESA. As no one on an internet forum can tell you whether you should have been claiming an Income related top up then yes, it's worth filling in the form in and returning by the date stated in the letter.

    To assess you for the income related top up then they look at past income from living with a partner (income from parents isn't counted) savings/capital of £6,000 will affect any top you can claim, anything over £16,000 then you won't be entitled to any back dated money. Income from pensions etc.

    It can take 12 weeks to receive a decision on this. If they owe you any money it will be back dated to the date in the letter.

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      thank you Denise for the info i have not had any savings nor never had a partner please can you advise aprox what i could be looking at getting

      does this have anythingto do with a re assessment or not as i am in support group and a little concerned

      thank you once again for your help

      Mike

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      As far as I am aware, then no it has nothing to do with reassessment. You would get an ESA50 form if you were going to be having a reassessment.

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    • Posted

      The Enhanced disability premium is £16.40 per week from April this year, less in previous years. I have no idea how much you'd could be entitled to i'm sorry.

      It's not a re-assessment like you have when you fill out the ESA50 form. It's to be assessed for the Income related top up.

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    • Posted

      My friend has been told she will get approximately £65 and a lady up the road has had hers and said it was under £100 its the same year for everyone 2013/14

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      It's not the same year for everyone. Some people transferred from Incapacity benefit as early as 2011 and others as late as 2014. They are backdating money to November 2011. Some people are being paid as much as £20,000.

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