Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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sammy01
sammy01 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello, can you help at all? I was denied ESA several years ago, due to lack of NI contributions. Asked several times to be looked at again. Recently had assessment and have been awarded LCWRA. 
I have not got a UC folder, have never received any UC. 
I receive enhanced rate for PIP.
Trying to give you as much info as I can. My question is, will I receive any payments at all, I really don't understand it all. I was told I wouldn't. I have put in a mandatory reconsideration in to look at my case from 5 years ago, when I did have enough NI... 4 months on still not heard anything back. Any information you can offer would be grateful, it's a minefield!!!!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is part of UC. If it was New Style ESA you claimed then you won’t be entitled to any payments if you don’t have the correct NI contributions in tax years 2020/21 and 2021/22. You will receive NI credits only. 
    In a previous thread here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/90342/hi-my-name-is-sammy01-3-years-ago-i-was-turned-down-for-esa#latest
    You said you were refused ESA because of lack of NI contributions. If you haven’t worked since that claim then you won’t be entitled to any payments now. 
    It is pointless challenging this decision because you’re not entitled to payments.

    Have you checked entitlement to UC? If you live with a partner you need to claim as a couple. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you’re excluded from claiming.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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