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TOPIC: ESA Premiums

ESA Premiums 6 years 2 months ago #83515

Hello there,
On Page 41 of the Understanding ESA guide it says that no disability premium paid with ESA in assessment or main phase. Lower down it says claimants in the support group receiving income-related ESA will automatically receive the enhanced disability premium.
Please could you clarify. Thank you. Rachias.

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Last Edit: by Gordon.

Re:ESA Premiums 6 years 2 months ago #83518

Rachias wrote:

Hello there,
On Page 41 of the Understanding ESA guide it says that no disability premium paid with ESA in assessment or main phase. Lower down it says claimants in the support group receiving income-related ESA will automatically receive the enhanced disability premium.
Please could you clarify. Thank you. Rachias.

The guide could probably do with better capitalisation of words :)

It is actually referring to two premiums; the Disability Premium which is not payable with ESA and the Enhanced Disability Premium which is payable with ESA(IR).

Hope this explains it better.

Gordon

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Re:ESA Premiums 6 years 2 months ago #83520

Hi Gordon
Thanks - that explains it - I had not realised there is a separate benefit called Disability Premium.
Thank you so much, Rachias.

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Re:ESA Premiums 6 years 2 months ago #83522

  • harley
do you get any disability premiums if you are on CB ESA, and also in the support group. Sorry for highjacking your thread.

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Re:ESA Premiums 6 years 2 months ago #83525

harley wrote:

do you get any disability premiums if you are on CB ESA, and also in the support group. Sorry for highjacking your thread.

No the premiums are only paid on ESA(IR).

However, if ESA(CB) is your only income, then you may be eligible for an ESA(IR) top-up which enables acess to the Premiums and a whole range of other benefits.

Gordon

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