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TOPIC: RE:Incapacity Benefit stopping at 60

RE:Incapacity Benefit stopping at 60 7 years 3 weeks ago #12839

  • yorkieforum
Hi, thanks Pete for your answer, i get Long Term incapacity and it is less than my state pension. Due to me getting no Home credits or equivellant from the state (as it didnt start till 1975)from the age of 15 when i left school to raise six siblings, keep house and care full time for a seriously ill, bedridden father full time, when my mother died suddenly. He was a war Pensioner. I was unable to work until 1979, I paid a full stamp, but dont have the full amount of NI credits/stamps for a full pension.I will have to ring the number and ask them who qualifies, as i am due to retire in Jan 2010.
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RE:Incapacity Benefit stopping at 60 7 years 3 weeks ago #12842

  • pata1
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Hi,

Have you enquired about Pension Credit. The standard minimum guarantee is £130 for a single person, and for a couple £198.45.

You could ask about this when you ring the number you mentioned.

Plus, if you call the Benefits Enquiry Line on 0800 882200, they will be able to do a benefits check for you, to make sure you claim all benefits you may be entitled to.

Good luck.

Pat
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RE:Incapacity Benefit stopping at 60 7 years 2 weeks ago #13054

  • yorkieforum
Hi Pat

Thanks for reply. I just found the following information regarding retaining Incapacity Benefit after retirement age; on the Job Centre Plus Site.Thought it might be of benefit to some site members.

Getting incapacity benefit after retirement age

Link Address: www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/Customers/W...1%5D%5B1%5D.xml.html


Special circumstances
If you became sick before reaching state pension age, you may be able to get Incapacity Benefit after state pension age. It can be paid at the Retirement Pension rate for up to one year of sickness.
If you get the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance or you are terminally ill, you will get Incapacity Benefit paid at the long-term rate after you have been sick for 28 weeks.
If you qualify under the rules for young people and you get the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance or you are terminally ill , you will get Incapacity Benefit paid at the long-term rate after you have been getting Incapacity Benefit for 28 weeks
If you get the long-term rate of Incapacity Benefit you may qualify for extra money depending on your age when you became sick.
If you have children you may be able to get extra money. This extra money can only be paid with short-term Incapacity Benefit at the higher rate or Retirement Pension rate, or with long-term Incapacity Benefit.
If your husband, wife or civil partner is aged 60 or over, or another adult cares for your children, you may be able to get extra money.


Regards Yorkieforum
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