Reply To: ESA(IR) or ESA(Cont)


so – when DWP check for entitlement to ESA – they check for both contributions based and income based –
thery work out the elements payable (couple, single, disabilirty premiums etc) and =get a total payable.

They then look at any contributions based award = in your case tghe customer has £117 of ESA Cont – but this must be below the total payable, because they have topped it up with ESA IR

ANY amount of ESA IR payable means it treated as a passported benefit.