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TOPIC: ESA claim

ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #179030

Cruella wrote: Hi , the problem is the GP issued a fit note backdated to June and put 'to' indefinitely. This is too big a period. Mrs Hurtyback explained this above. So I need the fit note to be issued into shorter period ones. She should be able to reissue shouldn't she?


As I said, all you can do is ask.

Gordon

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ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #180010

Hi, I am now building up courage to tackle ESA , to start with, I am hoping to get my National Insurance Credits, just checking that when they assess you for Nat Ins Credits whether that involves stipulating a work related or support group that you would theoretically be in?

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ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #180016

Cruella wrote: Hi, I am now building up courage to tackle ESA , to start with, I am hoping to get my National Insurance Credits, just checking that when they assess you for Nat Ins Credits whether that involves stipulating a work related or support group that you would theoretically be in?


I'm not entirely sure what you are asking.

National Insurance Credits are paid as part of an ESA claim.

You need National Insurance Contributions to make a claim for Contribution Based ESA.

Gordon

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ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #180032

Yes but I thought that I could use my fit note to make an ESA claim which prob will not get me ESA of either kind right this minute but I thought I understood the process would at least give me credits towards my national insurance

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ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #180050

Cruella wrote: Yes but I thought that I could use my fit note to make an ESA claim which prob will not get me ESA of either kind right this minute but I thought I understood the process would at least give me credits towards my national insurance


You will only receive NI Credits in the longer term if an award for ESA is made.

If you do not meet the criteria now as your post suggests and are found Fit for Work then you may not be able to make another claim for ESA in the future.

Gordon

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ESA claim 1 year 9 months ago #180065

so confused, the DWP enquirIes said I if I am found not fit for work, I would get the NI award at the very least. I have fit notes and am sure I would not be found fit for work, it is just that I have been advised that whilst I am waiting for proceeds from my buy to let property, as in waiting for the sale to go through, the capital in the buy to let which is more than 16 thous can be disregarded temporarily, up to 6 months if necessary, if the sale takes 6 months.This means, that during that time, they will just look at my bank account and the £100 or so monthly income as in the profit from the buy to let when assessing if I have below 16 thou. But I am not sure my bank account balance, this 100 pound monthly income from the buy to let and my sons savings will let me have IR ESA . My real bank balance is really in the red because I have borrowed ten thousand from a friend . But I do not know whether they will take into account the ten thousand that is not mine or whether they will def allow me to claim whilst I am waiting for the buy to let to sell. So it is not that I will be deemed fit for work that is the problem I don t think . Two DWP staff have told me I would get the NI credits at as long as found unfit for work??? Is this strange?

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