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TOPIC: Remaining on ESA for NI credits

Remaining on ESA for NI credits 11 months 2 weeks ago #202620

Just a hypothetical question, so hopefully this is allowed.

If a person's capital goes over the £16k limit, can they remain on ESA in order to receive the NI credits towards their pension?

Or does going over the £16k mean they would lose their right to to any aspects of ESA? Even if the capital was expected to dip back under £16k after several months.

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Remaining on ESA for NI credits 11 months 2 weeks ago #202631

Jmaok

Going over the £16,000 limit removes entitlement to payment not your eligibility for ESA, so you would continue to receive NI Credits until your savings and assets drop below the limit again.

Be aware there is also a £6000 limit as well, see

Asset and savings rule for ESA(IR)

Gordon

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Remaining on ESA for NI credits 11 months 2 weeks ago #202639

Gordan is the loss of esa payment only for esa (ir) if you have savings of this amount ?
I thought esa (cb) there were no limits on savings .

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Remaining on ESA for NI credits 11 months 2 weeks ago #202644

lisak02 wrote: Gordan is the loss of esa payment only for esa (ir) if you have savings of this amount ?
I thought esa (cb) there were no limits on savings .


Yes, the rules only applies to ESA(IR) and not ESA(CB).

Gordon
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Remaining on ESA for NI credits 9 months 2 weeks ago #205953

I miissed you'd replied to this Gordon. Thanks for the clarification.

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