Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Notice pay and ESA

RSISolutionsRSISolutions Member Posts: 113 Courageous
How does income based ESA  treat a tax free notice pay payment from an employer? Is this counted as 'compensation' and ignored? If so, is it then added to your savings, or is it ignored there too?


  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi RSISolutions,

    If your employment ends before your entitlement to benefit begins, any payments that count as earnings (wages, holiday pay, and pay in lieu of notice) are ignored as income for that benefit (in most cases). If that money has added to your savings then it would be treated as capital.
    If you stop work before your benefit begins but your employment has not ended then payments are treated differently, so if this is the case please let us know and we can advise further.

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