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Letter about ESA

donnaMarshdonnaMarsh Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi  i have received  a letter saying  are you getting  the right amount  of  employment and  support  allowance.  I have not been on era for 4 and a half years they stopped it and refused my appeal so I went to work. Now all this time later I recieved  this letter out of the blue. It says that  they are reviewing  my case to see if I am recieving  the right amount  if esa. I haven't  recieved  a penny for 4 and a half years . And it also says if I don't let them know I'm working  I could  face a financial  penalty. Not if I haven't  had a penny since starting  work which  I haven't.  I just don't understand  this  letter or why I have recieved  it??

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,982 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @donnaMarsh

    Good Evening it’s great to meet you today 😃😃😃

    We have got some info & advice on here about ESA.

    This does sound very strange, mind you they do go through things from time to time.

    Here’s some info for you below on ESA.

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/employment-and-support-allowance

    Please please let me know if you have anymore problems???

    @steve51
  • donnaMarshdonnaMarsh Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank  you  so much 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Did you transfer from Incapacity benefit to ESA many years ago? If so then this letter could be something to do with that. Was there an ESA3 form with the letter?

    Those that moved across were automatically placed onto Contributions based ESA and weren't assessed for any income related top up and DWP made a huge mistake. They are now contacting everyone that moved across so they can be assessed to see if they are owed any back dated money. Not everyone that moved across will be owed money and being contacted doesn't mean you're one of those that were underpaid.

    If it's this form you received then i'd advise you to fill out the form and return it and you'll be assessed. Don't build your hopes up because they may not owe you anything. Hope this helps.
    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.
  • donnaMarshdonnaMarsh Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi poppy no I didn't transfer to esa and there isn't an esa3 form with it either but thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,352 Disability Gamechanger
    Then the only ones that can answer your question is DWP. Give them a ring tomorrow.
    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.
  • donnaMarshdonnaMarsh Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I will do thanks
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @donnaMarsh I hope you were able to get in touch with the DWP. Do keep us updated.
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