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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 11th Mar 17, 10:21 AM
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    couple both on contribution based ESA
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    • 11th Mar 17, 10:21 AM
    couple both on contribution based ESA 11th Mar 17 at 10:21 AM
    Can someone please help?

    If a couple are both entitled to contribution based ESA, placed in the support group are they entitled to an income based 'top up' as a couple if they are eligible for disability premiums?

    So, as a couple claiming ESA contribution based each.
    Both in support group
    Both receiving PIP standard care, high mobility
    No one claiming CA for either
    Living alone
    No savings/capital/assets
    Pension of 30 a week

    Calculator indicates 'yes' but DWP saying they reach their guarantee income so no premiums

    Any helpful legislation/information?

    Many thanks
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 11th Mar 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:26 PM
    It was on a completely different matter, tax on savings interest, but I could not get clear information, as HMRC staff gave differing replies.

    I consulted our MP, who asked the question of the Treasury and sent me a copy of the signed response from someone in authority, suggesting I use it, should anyone dispute what the lady said.
    • benidorm59
    • By benidorm59 11th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
    Have they made a joint claim and filled out a ESA 3 and been refused? On paper they should be entitled to 42.55, Or more if the claim carers allowance, get under lying entitlement they will also get two carers premiums.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 11th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
    Easiest way to find out is, as benidorm59 has suggested, for one of them to make a claim for IR benefit by completing an ESA3. There is certainly nothing to lose by doing so.
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