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.

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Siaman63
Siaman63 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi do I have to declare a payment, my company have finally agreed to finish me on health grounds when I receive payment do I have to declare

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,061 Disability Gamechanger
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    It depends what payment you're talking about. It is a lump sum payment or an ill health pension?
    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.
  • Siaman63
    Siaman63 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi it is a lump sum to end my contract on grounds of ill health
    Siaman63
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,061 Disability Gamechanger
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    Contributions based ESA is not affected by savings/capital. Some ESA claims have an income related top up, if yours does then savings/capital over £6,000 will affect the Income related top up.

    Savings/capital affect means tested benefits anything £6,000 and over affects them £1 for every £250 over that amount. £16,000 and over and all means tested benefits stop. If you claim housing benefit and council tax reduction then these are means tested benefits.
    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.
  • Siaman63
    Siaman63 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    I understand that thanks all I need to know is will I have to declare it to the ESA I think it's going to be around £ 3.000
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,061 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, not if your ESA is all Contributions based.
    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.
  • Siaman63
    Siaman63 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thanks for your input very helpful.
    Regards
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