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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #124864 by Markov
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Does anyone know if my ESA increases and by how much since I was awarded middle care and low rate mobility. Will ESA write to me or do I have to notify them. Thanks
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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #124865 by bro58
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Markov wrote: Does anyone know if my ESA increases and by how much since I was awarded middle care and low rate mobility. Will ESA write to me or do I have to notify them. Thanks


Hi M,

Conratulations on The DLA Award, as seen : Here.

Due to the DLA MR Care Award, you may now be entitled to The Severe Disability Premium, (SDP) paid as a top-up to your ESA.

Details of qualifying criteria for The SDP can be seen on this FAQ :

ESA Premiums

Even though MR Care may "qualify" you for The SDP, to be paid all or part of The SDP, you must also be eligible for Income Related (IR) ESA.

You should contact the DWP Benefits Office/Centre that deals with your ESA, and tell them that you wish to be financially assessed for payment of The SDP (IR ESA).

Include a copy of The DLA Decision Notice letter which includes the MR Care Award.

Sending Documents to the DWP or ATOS

You may then have to fill in a financial assessment form, to gauge your eligibility for IR ESA payments.

If you are entitled to payment of The SDP, payments should be backdated to the active date of your DLA MR Care Award.

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #124867 by bro58
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bro58 wrote:

Markov wrote: Does anyone know if my ESA increases and by how much since I was awarded middle care and low rate mobility. Will ESA write to me or do I have to notify them. Thanks


Hi M,

Conratulations on The DLA Award, as seen : Here.

Due to the DLA MR Care Award, you may now be entitled to The Severe Disability Premium, (SDP) paid as a top-up to your ESA.

Details of qualifying criteria for The SDP can be seen on this FAQ :

ESA Premiums

Even though MR Care may "qualify" you for The SDP, to be paid all or part of The SDP, you must also be eligible for Income Related (IR) ESA.

You should contact the DWP Benefits Office/Centre that deals with your ESA, and tell them that you wish to be financially assessed for payment of The SDP (IR ESA).

Include a copy of The DLA Decision Notice letter which includes the MR Care Award.

Sending Documents to the DWP or ATOS

You may then have to fill in a financial assessment form, to gauge your eligibility for IR ESA payments.

If you are entitled to payment of The SDP, payments should be backdated to the active date of your DLA MR Care Award.

bro58


Hi M,

Here are two other posts on IR ESA & ESA Premiums, which may enlighten you further :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?view=top...=10&id=101719#123401

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?view=top...=10&id=101629#122927

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7 years 8 months ago #124868 by Markov
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Thank you bro for your reply, I will look through all the links you have sent me. I appreciate all the advice given.

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7 years 8 months ago #124870 by bro58
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Markov wrote: Thank you bro for your reply, I will look through all the links you have sent me. I appreciate all the advice given.


Hi M,

You are welcome !! :)

Please let us know how you get on with this, and don't hesitate to pose any further queries that you may have.

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #125052 by Markov
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So annoyed today I phoned up esa and was told I would not be entitled to a severe disability premium as I live at my mothers. So the extra esa top up I thought I would get I wont now. I am on middle rate care and low mobility. Is this correct I am so annoyed now and angry as I thought I was entitled to this and now nothing just because I live with my mother who helps care for me. The house isnt even bought and my mother is on benefits and she also cares for her father and gets carer allowance
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