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Can I re claim

lulubell
lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected
Hi everyone, I used to claim esa contribution based but that finished , can I put in a new claim ? 

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  • Singing
    Singing Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Did they stop it for any reason ? Or it just timed out ? 
  • Singing
    Singing Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Speak to the Citizens Advice Beaureau
  • Singing
    Singing Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    My pip is under review and if it doesn’t get awarded I will go to a court tribunal - 70/: success rate for that -
  • lulubell
    lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected
    It was awarded for a year contribution based then run out 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,602 Disability Gamechanger
    lulubell said:
    It was awarded for a year contribution based then run out 
    Were you on assessment rate or in the WRAG? and were you claiming New style ESA? or the old contributions based. Both of these are only paid for 365 days unless you're placed into the support group and then it's paid for as long as you remain in the group.
  • lulubell
    lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected
    I was on I was in wrag group . Contribution based old style esa 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,602 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm assuming that you're not entitled to Income related because you live with a partner that works, is that correct? If so, when did your ESA stop? If it was more than 12 weeks ago then you maybe able to claim New style ESA providing you've paid enough NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years and the relevant years for a claim now are April 2016 to March 2018 . If you haven't paid enough during this time then no, you won't be able to reclaim.

    If you're unable to reclaim because of lack of NI contributions have you looked at the descriptors for the Support Group? You could put in for a worsening of condition and be re-assessed, providing you kept your claim open for NI credits only.
  • lulubell
    lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Yes got partner, esa stopped bout 9 months ago . I’ve not worked in last 3 years. Yes was wondering if I could for worsening condition ! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,602 Disability Gamechanger
    As you haven't worked for the past 3 years then you won't qualify for New style ESA because for this you will have needed to have worked in the previous 2 tax years and paid your NI Contributions. I'm afraid you won't be able to re-claim.

    Universal credit maybe an option but this will depend on household income. I'd advise putting all of your details into a benefits calculator to see what it says.
  • lulubell
    lulubell Member Posts: 22 Connected

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