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TOPIC: On incapacity Benefit with review coming up

On incapacity Benefit with review coming up 9 years 1 month ago #17448

Hi My question is I am on Incapacity benefit and DLA I have ME and a related condition call POTS (Postural orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) the later course unpredictable blackouts, anyway I am due for my Incapacity Benefit to be reviewed in July and needless to say I am really worried about this, dose anybody know if I will automatically be put onto the new ESA or can i ask to stay on the IB for as long as possible?

Re:On incapacity Benefit with review coming up 9 years 1 month ago #17457

  • pata1
Hi,

Although conversion from incapacity benefits to ESA will begin with a small pilot in October 2010, full scale conversion will not commence until February 2011 and is intended to finish in March 2014, except for claimants receiving national insurance credits only.

Full details on moving off IB to ESA were in the members newsletter Forced move to ESA – your transfer date revealed

However, there has to be a General Election in May, so much will depend on which party is elected, or if we have a 'hung' Parliament.

Hope this helps.

Pat

Re:On incapacity Benefit with review coming up 9 years 4 weeks ago #17542

Thank you that is really helpful, I'm still very worried about it all coming up, but a little more at ease no I know what to expect.
best wishes
Hopeful
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