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TOPIC: 12 months re-application

Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79395

  • stephano
I worked for 24 as a teacher, and 12 years
on ib and esa, so i could reapply.i have enough ni contributions therefore.

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79397

  • bro58
sfros46 wrote:

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.


Hi s46,

In short No. :)

The only way to gain the necessary NI Contributions would be through paid employment.

bro58

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79400

  • bro58
Hi All,

This subject has been discussed many times before on the forum, please see these recent threads :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?func=vie...id=10&id=78936#78936

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?func=vie...id=10&id=78417#78417

bro58

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79402

  • bro58
stephano wrote:

I worked for 24 as a teacher, and 12 years
on ib and esa, so i could reapply.i have enough ni contributions therefore.


No S,

The necessary NI Contributions could only be obtained by gaining employment , after the entitlement ceases.

bro58

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79422

Hi bro58,

I understand you can only reclaim ESA(CR)after gaining employment, but any ideas as to how long you have to work to build up enough NI contributions to reclaim ????

Radhika.

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Re:12 months re-application 7 years 7 months ago #79488

It doesn't matter how many years worth of NI contributions one has paid if they were not in the qualifying period (which is, I think, one full year before this tax year, or something like that).

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