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CB ESA

Hello, I hope someone can help me I'm so very confused.

I receive CB ESA £109 per week

I receive 2 premiums £62.45 £15.90

I also receive an occupational pension £41 per week. This is deducted from my ESA

Are the premiums I receive Income-related ESA?

I have phoned DWP and they are not very helpful, their advice to me is going on there website, but its so confusing.

I'm hoping someone can help me understand

Kind Regards

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Hi not sure .but this not good enough phone them again and ask them for full explanation and a letter in writing.there is new style esa and cb and ib.and groups your in not my area .maybe rosewine will know if she on site tonight .or ask cab if you do not get answers

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Thank you for replying but they keep referring me to the website, it's been going on a long time and I'm getting no help, in fact, I'm scared now of phoning because the last conversation she put the phone down on me because I couldn't understand ESA benefit and the deductions.

I asked was CB ESA means tested and she said yes and hung up on me.

Kind Regards

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Hi make a complaint tomorrow.it is not means tested.but if you have A pension or medical insurance over £85 pounds that is the only deductible I believe .not 100 %

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Oh! It's not means-tested

But.are the premiums means tested, is that IR ESA

Thank you I will phone

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I receive £40 per week occupational pension and that's deducted from my ESA

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It only says £85 and you lose £40 IF that the case.must be complex.maybe premums only guessing there .you need this fully explained from adviser and even some may not know .DWP have a duty to do this and also give you this in writeing.phone to make a complaint tomorrow and not an explanation .and you will get answers take care.p.s.as you are in support group there is no limit unlike the 12 month rule for your esa

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Thank you so much, a member on here very kindly give me a number of an adviser so will contact her after 28, but I will most definitely phone DWP.

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Let us know how you get on

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Good evening fjh29 I can't find any information on the DWP site relating specifically to your question. But if you would like to ring or email our own Benefits advisor janet I am sure she will be able to help you. I believe she will be back in the office on the 28th January. Maybe you could get in touch with her next week. I hope this helps xx

Janet Horton; our benefits advisor

Call her on 0300 999 0055 mon & Fri 10.00 -12.00 or email benefits@fmauk.org

Momo

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Oh thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate your help, I will definitely phone.

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your very welcome :) I hope you can get the answer your looking for xx

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Thank you

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This is fantastic information. Thank you so much xx

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From the sounds of it you seem to be on contribution based ESA and the amount you receive seems you are in the support group xx

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Yes, I am I the Support group, thank you so much for replying, I'm honestly overwhelmed with all your replies

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I think the £62.45 is the severely disabled premium and the £15.90 is the Disability income guarantee. I think that they are income related benefits but not 100% sure (they are in my case)

Are you the only one in your household?

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Thank you for your help, yes I live on my own.

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Hi, is this income support? I used to receive IS but then I got my occupational pension so my benefits were reduced.

I'm so confused, thank you so much for your help.

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This is the correct answer.

If you live by yourself and get a qualifying benefit (something that someone could claim carers allowance for, such as PIP daily living, Attendance Allowance, DLA care component) but no one claims carers allowance for you, you are entitled to the severe disability premium.

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I've just phoned DWP and the lady said " yes you get IR ESA" asked her to explain and she said its all paid with your CB ESA, still none the wiser.

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Hi spoke to adviser at hub he said is complex.thing that comes to his mind was an OVERLAPPING benefit wot ever that means .could be 2 benefits at once like pension even temporary .complex .Hope it works out

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2017/18 Weekly rate during the assessment phase

The assessment phase rate is paid for the first 13 weeks of your claim while a decision is made on your capability for work through the Work Capability Assessment.

A single person aged under 25 - £57.90

A single person aged 25 and over - £73.10 (for both contributory ESA and income-related ESA)

A couple aged 18 and over - £114.85 (income-related ESA only).

Main phase, Work Related Activity Group

If after the Work Capability Assessment you are placed in the Work Related Activity group you will be awarded an additional component worth £29.05 a week.

If you make a new claim for ESA after 3 April 2017 and are placed in the Work Related Activity group you will not receive an additional component on top of your assessment rate as the work related activity component is being abolished for new claimants.

This change doesn't affect:

existing Employment and Support Allowance claimants who made a claim before 3 April 2017

claimants in the support group, who will continue to get the support group component

existing Employment and Support Allowance claimants who have a further Work Capability Assessment (re-assessment) after 3 April 2017 and are placed into the WRAG, even if they move from the support group to the WRAG

Incapacity Benefit re-assessment cases that are awarded Employment and Support Allowance

claims made from 3 April 2017 which are backdated for up to 3 months to a date before 3 April 2017

claimants who have a break in their claim and come back to Employment and Support Allowance within 12 weeks and their original date of claim is before 3 April 2017

claimants who claimed Employment and Support Allowance before 3 April 2017 and their Employment and Support Allowance claim was closed due to getting Maternity Allowance who then make a new claim to Employment and Support Allowance within 12 weeks of Maternity Allowance ending

mandatory reconsideration and appeal decisions for claims made before 3 April 2017

Contributory ESA entitlement is time limited to one year for those in the Work-related Activity group.

Main phase, Support Group

If after the Work Capability Assessment you are placed in the Support group you will be awarded an additional component worth £36.55 a week.

Contributory ESA entitlement is not time limited for those in the Support group.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you, I've been first on IB and IS then ESA I get £73 plus extra for support group, I also get the premiums! That's my question are the premiums my Income support, because I used to get paid separately then they put ESA in one payment, I went on Benefits calculator and the result was £76 per week IR ESS after my pension was deducted!

So I phoned DWP and explained her answer " don't rely on calculator"

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hi if you are receiving CB esa its not means teasted

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Only CB ESA Support but if there are additional payment to the claimant outside of DWP payments that exceed your/their allowance. I do not take my private pension as any £1.00 I take they will take off?

It also gets worse as once you go over to UC it changes again!

At the moment, Universal Credit mostly affects people who are single, newly unemployed and looking for work in England, Scotland and Wales.

However, some areas offer a full service, which means they can handle most claimants. If you live in a ‘full service’ area you may have to make a claim for Universal Credit rather than ESA if you can’t work because of sickness or disability.

If your Jobcentre offers a full service, you will be expected to make and manage your claim mostly online.

If you’re an adult and getting either Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA), it will continue to be paid along with your Universal Credit payment.

You get these benefits if your condition is severe enough for you to qualify for them. They won’t affect the amount you get in Universal Credit.

However, if you’re claiming DLA or PIP for a sick or disabled child, the rate of benefit you’re getting can affect your Universal Credit payment.

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance is one of the benefits that Universal Credit is replacing. If you are already claiming ESA, you don’t need to do anything. DWP will contact you when it’s time to move on to Universal Credit.

Will I get less money if I move from ESA to Universal Credit is the big question?

The rates paid for the limited capability for work elements are lower than the current ESA rates.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has said that as long as your circumstances stay the same, you won’t lose any money when you move onto Universal Credit.

You will either get the same amount of benefit as you do now or you might get more. This is called transitional protection.

However, if you have a change of circumstances, your claim for Universal Credit will be reassessed and the amount you get might drop.

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Hi

Hope this helps

The payments are disability premiums

Severe disability premium You’ll get: £62.45 if either you or your partner qualify £124.90 if both you and your partner qualify

Enhanced disability premium You’ll get: £15.90 for single people £22.85 for couples if at least one of you qualifies

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Oh thank you for sorting out for me, so the premiums I receive are IR ESA, I’ve been phoning DWP and getting no where, thank you so much for your help, and thank you to all of you lovely people that have posted comments and helped me.

Kind Regards

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