Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA confusion

Hi I'm Taffy58, hope someone can help. On ESA income related  support group but no money due to the wife's wages, but credited NI stamp.
Got a phone call saying dont send any more payslips in ESA stopping.
That was it no explanation now I've been sent my P45. Phoned up was told got a live claim contribution only. Not sure what's happening, housing benefit been in touch want to know if I'm still on ESA. Not sure what to do any ideas.

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,754 Pioneering
    If you have not been entitled to any payment for a long time due to the earnings then it doesn’t seem unreasonable to close the claim. You are still getting NI credits on the basis of LCW.

    Just tell Housing Benefit and your ongoing entitlement, if any, will be assessed based on your circumstances.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,402 Pioneering
    Hi @taffy58 welcome to the forum, I would suggest giving them a ring tomorrow and ask what is happening, its only way your going to find out for sure, then you can know what situation your in, I hope every thing goes OK and let us know.
  • taffy58taffy58 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    When dealing with Tax Credits or HB they just want to know if your on contribution based or income based ESA. When you say NI credits due to LCW, they just get confused.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,754 Pioneering
    edited April 19
    You are not receiving income based ESA, and apparently have not been for sometime. HB therefore should be worked out based on your joint financial circumstances because there is no automatic entitlement.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • taffy58taffy58 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Wife who worked through lockdown, wages are due to go down so payments would have started again. What happens when migrated to universal credit when on NI credits only ESA.
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