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Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46079

Hi
My IB review medical is due in June, I'll be 62 then will I be put on to the ESA benefit or will the benefit be withdrawn.
Thanks

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Re:Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46104

treanor

If you have already retired then you will exempt from the transfer and will continue to receive IB.

If you haven't retired, I calculate that you should in 2014, then you may not be transferred.

People who reach retirement age before the end of the transfer should be exempted, however, your birthday is borderline and it is not clear at this time how aggressively the DWP will apply the rule.

Sorry I can't be clearer.

Gordon

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Re:Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46123

Hi Gordan
Thanks for your reply, I had have been on IB from 2003, I would now count myself retired, how would they look at it, I also recieve DLA. Thanks

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Re:Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46134

treanor

Bad phraseology on my part, trying not to offend :)

for retired, read of pensionable age i.e. in receipt of State Pension.

Gordon

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Re:Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46138

Hi Gordan
No offence taking, is there somewhere on this site were i can look this up?, and thanks very much for all your help.

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Re:Help Please 9 years 7 months ago #46149

treanor

Apologies in advance, I can't figure out from your name whether you are a man or a woman. If the latter then you will have already reached your retirement age and therefore will not be transferred.

If you are a man, then I calculate that you will retire in June 2014, this is three months after the IB Transfer is scheduled to finish and outside of the period where claimants will be exempted.

There is more info on the following site.

www.disabilityalliance.org/ibmigrate.htm

Gordon

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