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TOPIC: 12 months re-application

12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79381

  • stephano
hello,
once a claimants 12 months pass,
and payments cease, can he/she claim again for esa, and, if so, after how long?

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Re: 12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79382

  • stickman1992
You should get another esa50 to fill in and renew the claim I think

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Re: 12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79386

  • stephano
Thanks, Stickman,
would a claimant have
to wait a set period of time before re-claiming? And who would be contacted..? JCP
or elsewhere?

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79389

  • bro58
stephano wrote:

hello,
once a claimants 12 months pass,
and payments cease, can he/she claim again for esa, and, if so, after how long?


Hi S,

If your are talking about the proposed 365 day limit on entitlement to Contributary ESA.

Then, as it stands once a claimant has exhausted this 365 day entitlememt, the claimant will then have to face a means test to see whether they were entitled to IR ESA.

If not, then the CESA payment would cease.

A claimant could continue to claim ESA for the puposes of NI Credits but would not receive any payment, and would still be liable to the ESA WCA process.

The only way that the claimant could again become entitled to payment of C ESA, would be to gain the required NI Contributions from being in paid employment.

bro58

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79390

Would it be possible for a person who has used up the 12month time limited ESA to buy NI Contributions to enable them to claim ESA again.

I seem to recall having a letter a few years ago telling me I had a shortfall in NI contributions and that I could top them up myself. As it happens It turned out to be a mistake at their end.

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79392

Hi bro58,

Do you know approx how long one would have to be employed before they are able to reclaim ESA (CR)??

Radhika.

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