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Information and help 're ESA cb based
Hi. I have a disability which stopped me from working 2 1/2 years ago. I've never claimed any benefits because thought it was means tested until now that is. I've applied for ESA contribution based and in support group, but been advised that I'm not entitled to anything as although i have 35 years NI contributions, only the last 4 months out of the past 2 1/2 years is class 1. The others are class 3. ESA have been since June crediting me with class 1. My question is, will I be able to reapply for esa next year, since I'm being advised that I dont qualify for any payment due to the above?