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Backpay

Hello all, Ive recently won my appeal against PIP they have to backpay me until november 2017, My question is does anybody know if ESA will have to back date me the disability premium or does that just start from now?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Great news on the PIP decision.

    Are you talking about the severe disability premium? If so do you have a daily living award of PIP?

    Do you also live alone, or classed as living alone? if so has these applied since November 2017?

    I'm assuming you're claiming Income Related ESA?
    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.
  • Anthony88Anthony88 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited October 2019
    Hi,

    Great news on the PIP decision.

    Are you talking about the severe disability premium? If so do you have a daily living award of PIP?

    Do you also live alone, or classed as living alone? if so has these applied since November 2017?

    I'm assuming you're claiming Income Related ESA?
    Thanks for the reply

    Yeah the disability premium. The daily living award is enhanced.

    Live with unemployed parent, has been like that from before the claim was made. Yeah income related ESA.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    There's 3 disability premiums available in total BUT only 2 of them are available on ESA.

    Which group are you in for ESA? The Enhanced disability premium (£16.80) is automatically paid when in the Support Group. 

    The Severe disability premium (£65.85 per week)  as you don't live alone does everyone you live with claim a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or Attendance Allowance? If they don't then i'm afraid you won't qualify for this premium.

    The other disability premium (£34.35 per week) isn't payable on ESA, it's only payable on Income Support and Income related JSA.

    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,334 Scope community team
    Hi @Anthony88, how are you getting on? :)
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