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TOPIC: esa

esa 8 years 9 months ago #44056

  • deborah
i am claiming ib at the moment and is not means tested when i change to esa will will that be means tested.

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Re:esa 8 years 9 months ago #44061

deborah

IB claimants successfully transfered to ESA wil initially receive Contribution Based ESA. This is not means tested although their are deductions for pensions of more than £85/week.

Legislation to be introduced in the next couple of months will limit the time you can receive ESA(CB) to one year for members of the WRAG, but not the Support Group. After this time you will be eligible for Income Related ESA, subject to a means test involving assets and income.

Hope this helps

Gordon

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Re:esa 8 years 9 months ago #44073

  • Graham
Will PHI payments be used too?

I didn't realise pensions would reduce ESA (cb) so this is another new facet I've discovered.

Will my wife's pension income be taken into account too or is that only for ESA(income benefits) only?

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Re:esa 8 years 9 months ago #44150

Graham

I am afraid I don't know whether your PHI is included or not, if you want a more accurate understanding of what your net income might be, you should speak to the CAB or Welfare Rights.

ESA(CB) can only be claimed on behalf of the person making the claim, ESA(IR) would normally be claimed by the person and their partner.

Gordon

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Re:esa 8 years 9 months ago #44205

Does it make any difference to the deductions above£85/week if you receive a pension having been medically retired(with no choice in the matter), rather than, for example, choosing to take early retirement?

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Re:esa 8 years 9 months ago #44209

sheleo

I am afraid we cannot answer such a detailed question, due the limitations that the forums place on our being aware of all the details of your case.

You need to speak to the CAB or Welfare Rights if you want an accurate understanding of what you might receive on ESA.

Apologies

Gordon

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