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Can I go back on contribution based ESA?

SystemSystem Posts: 530

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This discussion was created from comments split from: esa income related or contribution based.

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  • BevmBevm Member Posts: 8 Listener
    I want to be on contribution based worked all my life started on wrag then reassessed an moved to SG but want to get married but dont think I'm going to be able to as I will loose my benefits partner wont be able support both of us ... is there any way I can go back on contribution based 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,251 Disability Gamechanger
    If you’re on contributory ESA and in the SG then you stay on that for as long as you’re in the SG. What sits around that when you partner up is a slightly different question. Are you saying that your contributory ESA ran out before you were put in the SG? It’s not 100% clear.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you’re on contributory ESA and in the SG then you stay on that for as long as you’re in the SG. What sits around that when you partner up is a slightly different question. Are you saying that your contributory ESA ran out before you were put in the SG? It’s not 100% clear.
    Hello Mike,

    I remember trying to help this person and they were in the WRAG when they first claimed ESA and the contributions based ran out after 365 days. They were then placed onto Income related ESA and then into the SG sometime after that.

    Good to see you post again too!
    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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