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What happens after one year on contribution based ESA?

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david400
david400 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Can you please advise of what happens after one year on contribution base esa
 in employment support group.
Thankyou

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
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    If you're in the Support Group then New style ESA/ Contirbutions based ESA continues for as long as you remain in that group. It's only time limited to 1 year if you're in the WRAG or you are still waiting for the decision on a work capability assessment and are still on assessment rate.
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @david400 and welcome to the community, I hope the above reply has been helpful. 

    You mentioned the "employment support group", do you mean you're in the support group? Or the work related activity group? I just wanted to clarify.
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  • david400
    david400 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Work related support group do you know what benefit you can claim after one year.
    Thankyou
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    david400 said:
    Work related support group do you know what benefit you can claim after one year.
    Thankyou

    There's no such thing as "work related support group." It's either "Work related Activity Group Otherwise known as WRAG" or "Support Group." If you're in the WRAG then your payments stop after one year. The only other benefit that you can claim is Universal Credit but because it's a means tested benefit then claiming will depend on your circumstances. If you live with a partner you claim as a couple. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you're excluded from claiming.
    It sounds like you're not sure which group you're in, if you don't have your work capability assessment decision letter to have a look at then you'll need to ring DWP to ask which group you're in.
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  • david400
    david400 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are being paid £114.10/week then you are in the Support Group and ESA will continue.
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