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TOPIC: Contributory esa

Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57042

  • jasmine
Contributory esa is time limited for a year. What happens to everyone who claims this after this time period, espeically those who have a partner, who works and will be told you do not qualify for income related esa. What is the advice for them. Can you claim contributory again or is it one shot saloon?

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Re:Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57047

Jasmine

On the assumption that you will not pass the ESA(IR) means test because of your partners earnings, you will not be able to re-apply for ESA(CB) unless you earn sufficient qualifying NI stamps, which basically means working for about two years.

Sorry

Gordon

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Re:Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57049

  • welshflier
I was going to query what you said, Gordon - but did a bit of digging first!

I hadn't realised DWP had changed the NI requirements to get contribution-based ESA or JSA. I've just found the Equality Impact Assessment made by DWP about changes brought in on 1st November 2010. Another piece of scary reading :ohmy:

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Re:Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57054

  • jasmine
sorry what is that? I haven't a clue

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Re:Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57055

jasmine wrote:

sorry what is that? I haven't a clue

Who are you asking?

Gordon

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Re:Contributory esa 8 years 1 month ago #57056

  • jasmine
Sorry Gordon,
Did not understand reply regarding equality impact assessment changes bought in on 1st november 2010. What is this please? Thanks

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