Mar 202018
 

A report coming out tomorrow shows that since 2011, the Department for Work & Pensions has underpaid an estimated 70,000 people who transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits.

The ‘error’ related to people who may have been entitled to income-related ESA but were instead only awarded contribution-based ESA, and therefore may have missed out on premium payments.

The average underpayment is likely to be around £5,000 but some people will be owed significantly more. A review of a sample of 1,000 cases suggests that 45,000 claimants  entitled to the enhanced disability premium only may be owed around £2,500 and that around 20,000 claimants who are entitled to the severe disability premium may be owed around £11,500 each. A small number could be owed around £20,000.

 

If you think you might be affected by this complete botch up by DWP then BBC  and ITN news would like to speak to you. Please contact Camilla Horrox – Camilla.horrox@bbc.co.uk

Telephone – 02036143166 or Amie Stone amie.stone@itn.co.uk telephone – 020 74304551

 

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  2 Responses to “Another DWP botch up – BBC and ITN would like to speak to people affected”

  1. I was made redundant from Enterprise MOD in 2011 due to the fact i had a seizure in the lift in work and at my desk so they saod thatvi was a danger to myself and others so best to take the redundancy!!?? I was placed straight on ESA contributions based for nearly two years!!?? I have double curve scoliosis and suffer seizures too and i had the worst experience of my life during my recent PIP health Assessment, definitely go public!!?? My husband is going to complain to ATOS, DWP and the local MP!!

  2. well ex actress and singer louise shelley is so distraught and seething ,DWP have denied her PIP payments because they thought she was too famous . As her boyfriend we are seeking mandatory reconsideration . We might go public !

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