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NI query

jeliosjelios Member Posts: 3 Listener
Been on IR esa since moving from IB my annulty pension is all taking off me. Drawdown pension sum the tried to take it off me. Lucky I bought sofa new bed TV and essential home repairs which satisfied DWP.   Point is a few years ago i was given a certificate saying i was all paid up with class 1 pension (state). Severely disabled enhanced pip on both parts. CR esa was refused, the reason why that i never had enough NI contributions. So on 1 hand am all paid up, then next thing i have got no NI. Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Sorry but i'm a little confused by what exactly you're asking here. When claiming ESA your NI credits are automatically paid. For the new state pension you only need 35 years of NI Contributions.
    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.
  • jeliosjelios Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Apologies for confusion, i have got 35 years NI contributions, i was put on IR esa from IB my query was why i was not put on CR esa, as my pension annuity and drawdown pension are taking off me. Thanks

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Everyone that transferred from IB to ESA were placed onto Contributions based (CB) ESA. CB always comes first. Some were assessed for the Income related top up and if they qualified they would have had extra a top of the CB ESA.

    When you transferred across if you were placed into the work related activity group (WRAG) then CB was only paid for 1 year. Towards the end of that year you would have been assessed for Income related and if you qualified you would have moved over from CB to Income Related.
    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.
  • jeliosjelios Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes maybe that was the case and later i went onto the support group. Just felt letdown because i was paying a lot of pension before i become disabled and now being penalised for trying to save for the future. Thanks
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