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TOPIC: CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A.

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 1 month 7 hours ago #227974

Hi,
I have received a letter about the change in my E. S. A. claim, I will quote from the letter they sent me so you have the full facts.
"From 8th April 2019 the rates of some Social Security benefits may change. We cannot pay you E. S. A. from 28 Feb. 2019. This because you will have reached the maximum 365 days that you can get contribution-based E. S. A. We have used tax years ending 5th April 2007 and 5th April 2008 to assess your claim. We may still credit you with N. I. contribution while claiming E. S. A. " I have till 5th April to reply to the letter but I don't know what to do as this means I and my partner are £221.50 down every 2 weeks.
Thank you in advance from your help.
Beverley Morris

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 1 month 5 hours ago #227984

beverley

So I assume you are in the WRAG and receiving Contribution Based ESA, payments of ESA(CB) is limited to 365 days if the claimant is not in the Support Group.

Have you looked at whether you are eligible for Income Related ESA, ESA(IR) is dependant on your household income, your savings and assets, and any hours that your partner works. See

Asset and savings rule for ESA(IR)

24 hour work rule for ESA(IR)

Gordon

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 4 weeks 2 days ago #228021

Hi,
Thank you for your reply, yes I have been placed in W. R. A. G. and received my last payment on the 6th March, do I wait for the letter to say I can apply for I. R. E. S. A. or do I have to ask for it. My partner is retired and receives nothing as my carer. Does it help my claim that I have been deemed as to ill to work so I don't have to go for job interviews. My head is all-over the place at the moment and feeling very confused by everything.
Thank you once again for you assistance.
Beverley Morris

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 4 weeks 2 days ago #228034

beverley

If you think that you meet the ESA(IR) eligibility criteria then there is no reason why you cannot contact the DWP now, they should have contacted you some time ago about this but I'm afraid it is not uncommon for them to fail to do this.

Gordon

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 3 weeks 5 days ago #228157

Hi,
Thank you once again for your reply, in the same letter I received it mentions a "MANDATORY RECONSIDERATION" and I cannot appeal until I have received it, does this also apply to the form for I. R. E. S. A. .
Thank you once again.
Beverley Morris

CLAIM FOR CONTRIBUTION-BASED E. S. A. 3 weeks 5 days ago #228181

beverley

No, this is a separate matter, you need to ask for an ESA3 to assess your financial situation.

Gordon
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