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TOPIC: Some questions about IB transfer

Some questions about IB transfer 6 years 10 months ago #14942

  • Margaret
Hello

I read on the site about the IB transfer. What is a national insurance credits only claimant?

What is the pensionable age for a female in March 2014?

Also, my brother was born profoundly deaf and receives SDA and middle rate DLA. He has been trying to get a job for years. The DEA's I think they are called, have been of no use and leave the post quickly. Is it possible he will lose these benefits because of the transfer?

My mother currently receives LR DLA pending appeal. If I lose my IB will I be able, as her carer, to claim carer's allowance?

Thank you
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Re:Some questions about IB transfer 6 years 10 months ago #14943

Margaret wrote:
Hello

I read on the site about the IB transfer. What is a national insurance credits only claimant?

What is the pensionable age for a female in March 2014?

Also, my brother was born profoundly deaf and receives SDA and middle rate DLA. He has been trying to get a job for years. The DEA's I think they are called, have been of no use and leave the post quickly. Is it possible he will lose these benefits because of the transfer?

My mother currently receives LR DLA pending appeal. If I lose my IB will I be able, as her carer, to claim carer's allowance?

Thank you


Hi,

To answer one by one:

I read on the site about the IB transfer. What is a national insurance credits only claimant?

A NI Credits only claimant is someone who does not receive a monetary benefit, but still receives National Insurance Credits. An example would be in the case of someone who receives a high Occupational Pension which 'wipes out' any entitlement to IB payments. They can still receive NI Credits only which count towards State Pension.

What is the pensionable age for a female in March 2014?

It depends on the age of the person. It is explained here:

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretireme...tePension/DG_4017919

with a retirement age calculator here:

pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/state-pension-age-calculator/home.asp


Also, my brother was born profoundly deaf and receives SDA and middle rate DLA. He has been trying to get a job for years. The DEA's I think they are called, have been of no use and leave the post quickly. Is it possible he will lose these benefits because of the transfer?

Are you referring to the migration from IB/IS to ESA?. If so, the DRAFT proposals for transfer are as laid down here:

www.ssac.org.uk/pdf/employment_and_support_allowance_regs.pdf

which includes the deaft details for migration of those receiving SDA.

It is impossible to say wether or not he would lose money, as it depends wether he is unfit to pass the Work Capability Assessment and wether he still has the care needs required for an award of middle rate DLA.

My mother currently receives LR DLA pending appeal. If I lose my IB will I be able, as her carer, to claim carer's allowance?

In order to claim Carers Allowance for someone, the person being cared for must be in receipt of either Middle or High Rate Care Component of DLA. If your monther only receives low rate care component then sadly you nor anyone else will be unable to claim Carers Allowance for looking after her.

More details on Carers Allowance, icluding eligibility are here:

www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/Mo...&CRE=CarersAllowance

Pete
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