Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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ESA Query

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Silver925
Silver925 Community member Posts: 106 Courageous
Hi I started out on ESA Contribution based in 2012 Wrag had 365 day time limit. Then applied and was on Income related ESA wrag till Jan 2019. Have now been moved to support group with income related top up. If I was to be put back in wrag would I have the 365 day time limit again or income based Thanks

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,776 Pioneering
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    Hi @silverline925

    Welcome to the community, thank you for sharing this with us. Our members will be able to answer questions.
    On the GOV.uk site it says: 

    ‘New style’ and contribution-based ESA last for 365 days if you’re in the work-related activity group.

    There’s no time limit if you’re in the support group, or if you’re getting income-based ESA.

    Also please have a look at our ESA page

    If you have further questions, please let us know.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    As you're now claiming Income related then if you're placed into the WRAG then this will also be income related so the 365 day rule doesn't apply to you.
    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.
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