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TOPIC: ESA claim

ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #152735

Cruella wrote: Would it be ridiculous and pointless if I put in a new Contribution Based ESA claim even thou I now do not meet both the qualifying conditions. I did meet them a while ago but at that time I was ill advised by the DWP benefits advice line that i was not eligible so I did not claim. I just want to know if it is worth putting in a claim now with an explanatory note explaining this. Please can you give me your thoughts.


ESA is a single benefit with two sets of eligibility criteria, ESA(CB) will always be paid if the claimant qualifies. If you make a claim now then they will use the Tax Years for 2013-14 and 2014-15, if you back date it by the three months into last year then they should use 2012-13 and 2013-14.

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ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #153011

Thank you
I was a carer for many years until Sep 2013, is it definitely too late to claim CB ESA even if I backdate the claim to 2015? I believe it is too late which is really frustrating considering I was ill advised by the DWP back in 2013/ 2014 when I was told I was not eligible. I have been unable to work properly these last few years due to my health problems and have been living off the money from my ex buying my share of our house in 2013 which will all be gone in two or three years time. I am sure if I had claimed back in 2013/ 2014 I would have been put in the support group for CB ESA and hence had financial support. Should I put in a claim anyway, explaining this

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ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #153030

Cruella wrote: Thank you
I was a carer for many years until Sep 2013, is it definitely too late to claim CB ESA even if I backdate the claim to 2015? I believe it is too late which is really frustrating considering I was ill advised by the DWP back in 2013/ 2014 when I was told I was not eligible. I have been unable to work properly these last few years due to my health problems and have been living off the money from my ex buying my share of our house in 2013 which will all be gone in two or three years time. I am sure if I had claimed back in 2013/ 2014 I would have been put in the support group for CB ESA and hence had financial support. Should I put in a claim anyway, explaining this

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ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #153033

Gordon wrote:

Cruella wrote: Thank you
I was a carer for many years until Sep 2013, is it definitely too late to claim CB ESA even if I backdate the claim to 2015? I believe it is too late which is really frustrating considering I was ill advised by the DWP back in 2013/ 2014 when I was told I was not eligible. I have been unable to work properly these last few years due to my health problems and have been living off the money from my ex buying my share of our house in 2013 which will all be gone in two or three years time. I am sure if I had claimed back in 2013/ 2014 I would have been put in the support group for CB ESA and hence had financial support. Should I put in a claim anyway, explaining this


I'm afraid the DWP cannot consider matter related to a claim that was not made.

A claim for Income Related ESA will be dependant on your household income, your savings and assets, and any hours that your partner works. See

Asset rule for ESA(IR)

24 hour work rule for ESA(IR)

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ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #153075

Thanks. That does seem really unfair though. I mean that the DWP's ill advice essentially means I have to live entirely off my savings until they re all gone. But I suppose if when they are all gone if I still struggle to work I have to claim the income based ESA. What about claiming ESA for pension credits, how does that work. I ve been advised to claim ESA for that

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ESA claim 2 years 8 months ago #153077

How much can ESA for pension credits be backdated? I assume I would need a fit note for this. Should the fit note be backdated for an ESA pension credit claim? Do I have to fill the ESA form in as though it is a contribution based ESA claim when applying for ESA for pension credits?

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