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.

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janejj
janejj Community member Posts: 4 Listener
can some one please explain to me how it works I earns 6335.53 in 2015/2016 and there saying I’m short by 80.00 to claim contrabution esa help please 

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  • gnmeads
    gnmeads Community member Posts: 187 Pioneering
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    Hi janejj welcome to the scope community.
    Try this link to Ask a Benefits Adviser:
    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-a-benefits-advisor
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi janejj,

    To satisfy the first contribution condition for ESA C, in one of the last two complete tax years you must have paid contributions on earnings (in respect of class 1 contributions), or have paid contributions producing an earnings factor (in respect of class 2 contributions), of at least 26 times that year's lower earnings limit - eg, £2,938 in 2017/18: 26 x £113.
    To satisfy the second contribution condition for ESA C, in each of the last two complete tax years, you must have paid contributions, or received NI credits, which produced an earnings factor of at least 50 times the lower earnings limit (£5,650 in 2017/18: 50 x £113) and only class 1 or 2 contributions count for ESA C.

    Lee
    The Benefits Training Co:

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