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TOPIC: re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base

Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 9 months ago #65910

Quite important to understand that those migrating from IB in receipt of the age related addition,. will continue on ESA to be paid at this rate. If its contributory ESAS then they would have to pass the means test after 12 months HOWEVER should they fail the mewan s test their claim would end and when they could eventually reclaim, theyt would NOT get the old IB plus age related addition paid as 'transitionally protected' on their initial migration from IB to ESA

This will mean quite a loss of money

It has not been mentioned in any newspaper, nor by some of the major disability benefit charities. I think its an anomoly few have thought of

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Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 9 months ago #65918

Hi brizboi
I have been in receipt of hr mobility and lr care since 1998,when the award was given for life.
Not that the life bit seems to count nowadays.
Thanks for the thought.
One last thought,i think as many people as possible need to put pressure on their MP's regarding the 12month limit. This is going to cause great financial problems to thousands of vulnerable people.

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Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 8 months ago #66524

and woudltn it be the case that if after 12 months the mean test is failed, the claimant loses benefit, and then if 3 weeks later they satisfy the means test, it would be a 'new claim' paid at assessment rate and without inheriting the possibly higher rate of transitionally protected IB rate they had when first on ESA (befpore the 12 month expired) The original transitionally protected IB mat well have been over £100 a week with age related additions applied

Yet a neighbor on 12 month contrib related ESA who would lose it after 12 months because his or her partner works, all that partner has to do is reduce their hours and the ESA continues.

2 scenarios, one will pose a problem for many thousands, the secons shows a massive prejudice against savers and a favor for those who have partners in work

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Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 8 months ago #66572

Having looked into this and received correspondence from the ESA Policy Team (via my MP) it would appear that at the end of one's one year on CB ESA (if placed in the WRAG) provided there is a gap of 12 weeks then one can submit another claim for CB ESA.

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Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 8 months ago #66573

It is not as simple as the partner reducing their hours the means test for ESA looks at income as well. Also this bill has passed the 2nd resding in the commns and is going to the Lords in the autumn so it is the Lords who people should really be writing to (in my opinion)

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Re:re 12 month limit of ESA contribution base 7 years 8 months ago #66578

  • pete17971
Gareth wrote:

Having looked into this and received correspondence from the ESA Policy Team (via my MP) it would appear that at the end of one's one year on CB ESA (if placed in the WRAG) provided there is a gap of 12 weeks then one can submit another claim for CB ESA.


Hi Gareth,

That's interesting.

So, are they saying after the 12 week gap one reclaims ESA and if successful in the WRAG restarts another 12 months of ESA WRAG (Contrib) and then the whole process goes round again?

It seems a bit too good to be true to be honest!!

Pete

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