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Smi change in benefit how do i calculate change in smi?


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HI

 

After my ESA review I am in support group.

 

I have received SMI payments toward £56,000

 

As when they started paying my SMI it was before you could get interest on up to £200,000

 

And so it never applied to me.

 

However as my benefit went through a review for ESA it is treated like a new claim?

 

In my tiny mind I thought that maybe assistance with payments would now be times by 4

 

But it hasn't been?

 

How do I work out what they are meant to pay? I have looked for an online calculator but cant find one?

 

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The fact that you've had a review and been placed in the SG should not make any difference to your SMI entitlement. The DWP will make payments to your lender based on the actual value of your mortgage. They use a standard assumed interest rate which was 3.63% when I left the DWP in 2010.

 

So basically, if the amount outstanding on your mortgage is £56,000 then they'll pay the interest on that, assuming the interest rate on your loan is 3.63% or less.

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No I wasn't clear when my SMI first calculated maximum amount for interest was based upto £56k

 

And I could have had interest calculated on £200k if I had stopped my claim and issued new claim but DWP advised that would take ages and I would be in an arrears position again

 

As my ESA entitlement was classed now as a new claim it is now calculated on £200k

 

does that make sense?

 

Therefore I thought the calculation would show entitlement upto the £200k ?

 

My interest rate is 4.99%

 

My mind is swiss cheese ! Just realised original calculation was based on 100k + 56k allowed adaptations and repairs

 

So now should be 200k + 56k repairs ?

 

If this is the case then calculation may have only been made on 200k rather than including the adaptations and repairs already agreed ???

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Ah, right, I see. Yes, that makes sense but I'm afraid I don't know the answer to the question :sad:

 

Were you an IB claimant before you were on ESA? Has there been any period where you were not claiming either benefit?

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Estellyn when I first applied I'm sure 56 was on top of 100 - they went through loads of info - suppose I will have to dig out all the old paperwork

 

If it wasn't included my new payment on 200 allowance should be double what I was getting surely ?

 

In fact all these new calculations are very confusing !!!

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No I wasn't clear when my SMI first calculated maximum amount for interest was based upto £56k

 

And I could have had interest calculated on £200k if I had stopped my claim and issued new claim but DWP advised that would take ages and I would be in an arrears position again

 

As my ESA entitlement was classed now as a new claim it is now calculated on £200k

 

does that make sense?

 

Therefore I thought the calculation would show entitlement upto the £200k ?

 

My interest rate is 4.99%

 

My mind is swiss cheese ! Just realised original calculation was based on 100k + 56k allowed adaptations and repairs

 

So now should be 200k + 56k repairs ?

 

If this is the case then calculation may have only been made on 200k rather than including the adaptations and repairs already agreed ???

 

So if your claim was based on 56k surely that is the only figure they have to use?

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