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TOPIC: incapacity benefit

Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33617

  • originaldave
Fedup wrote:

Hi Crazydiamond, please can you let us know the results of the judgement when it comes through?

Would really appreciate it as I have a friend in a simillar position.

Many thanks,
Rachel


How big a pension stops you getting IB ?

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Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33621

  • Survivor
If you have a gross pension income of more than £85 a week, the amount of benefit payable will be reduced by half of the excess.

The excess is the difference between £85 and the actual pension income. For example, for a pension income of £100, the excess is £15. The amount of Incapacity Benefit payable is reduced by half of that, which is £7.50.

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Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33623

  • originaldave
Survivor wrote:

If you have a gross pension income of more than £85 a week, the amount of benefit payable will be reduced by half of the excess.

The excess is the difference between £85 and the actual pension income. For example, for a pension income of £100, the excess is £15. The amount of Incapacity Benefit payable is reduced by half of that, which is £7.50.


interesting B) is there a year they started this what if you have had ib for 17 years ? and the pension 16 years?

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Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33625

  • Survivor
Good point. I think there was a year when it started. I'll do a bit of rummaging and see if I can find out when (if someone else doesn't beat me to it).

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Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33626

  • Survivor
Got it - sorry I didn't give all the info.

This rule does not apply if:

* you were in receipt of Incapacity Benefit before 6 April 2001
* your claim is made under the linking rules for Incapacity Benefit and links back to before 6 April 2001
* you receive the highest rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance

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Re:incapacity benefit 8 years 8 months ago #33627

  • RachelPotter
Hi Dave, no, my friend has just found out that they have overpaid her. She hasn't had time to respond to them yet but isn't really in a financial position to pay money back.

I was interested in what Crazydiamond said about the DWP not being able to demand monies back if it was their clerical error.

Best wishes,
Rachel

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