Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA Query

Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 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


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    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.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    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.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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