Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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If it is contribution based how cone its means tested?

I receive contributiin based ESA.
My question is if its contribution based how come its means tested as surely it relies on what you have paid into the system.
At the moment I receive £16 every other week.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    If you're claiming a pension then anything over £85 per week is classed as income when calculating Contributions based ESA.

    If you're not receiving a pension then are you sure you're not receiving Income Related ESA? Which group are you in for ESA?
    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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