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Hi, my name is paisleyjane!

Hi am new to this but am having BA trouble and would like your help.
Was a NICU staff nurse for years but they retired me on ill health grounds in 2013. Hate that I had to leave, life isn't at all what I had planned! 
Mum to grown up boys and widowed. 

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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @paisleyjane Pleased to meet you . Welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    How can the community advise?

    We are a supportive community. Friendly, care and share.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paisleyjane and a warm welcome to the community! The community is a place to give and receive support so please let us know if there is anything that we can do :) 
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paisleyjane
    Welvome to the community!
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  • paisleyjane
    paisleyjane Member Posts: 5 Listener
    When I retired I was put in the support group, on contribution based ESA. Last year I had appointment with a compliance officer who said I have been over paid they hadn't taken my pension into consideration. Apparently I get both contribution and income ESA. Although no one can understand why, or tell me what portion is income related. I spoke to a lady Friday who couldn't understand at all. The other thing is my pension is £67 a week, so on contribution based it falls under the £85 limit for deductions. I have written to them but never got a reply. 
    This becomes a problem because they have said I have been overpaid by £346. Then over paid £12,500.00 and £50 fine charge.
    Its gone to tribunal, but they haven't waited for that they are also taking back £22 , having stopped the £67 pension last year, so my income has dropped drastically.The repayments are to be made till September 2040!!!!! I'll be long gone by then. ??
    plus I didn't get a letter from the tribunal so didn't attend, they found I shouldn't pay the £50 charge, as I had told them I was getting a pension. I do have to pay the £346, with regard to the £12,500.00, the lost the paperwork for that, they only looked at 2 items. They are going to look through the paperwork to see if it's there! 
    Can you get both contribution based esa and income at the same time ? My contribution are still being paid so am up to date. 
    Can you please comment? 
    Thanks 
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome hope you get some advice soon

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