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TOPIC: Esa Income Related Top Up

Esa Income Related Top Up 1 day 21 hours ago #246367

I have been in the ESA Support group since 2015 and receive contribution based. My question is now that my savings are under £6000 can I now apply for the Income related top up?
It seems unfair that because you have worked that contribution takes precedence and excludes you from additional help . Thanks

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Esa Income Related Top Up 1 day 20 hours ago #246378


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Do you mean £6600 as the capital limit for Income Related ESA is £16,000?

Providing you meet the criteria for ESA(IR) you can ask to be financially assessed for the top-up. ESA(IR) is dependant on your household income, your savings and assets, and any hours that your partner works. See

Asset and savings rule for ESA(IR)

24 hour work rule for ESA(IR)

If you think that you qualify, contact the DWP office dealing with your claim and ask for an ESA3 to be sent, this captures your financial situation.


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