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TOPIC: Over 60's

Re:Over 60's 8 years 1 month ago #11698

Hi Tommy,

As regards the previous post, it is no longer possible to make a fresh claim for incapacity benefit.

And deliberately depriving yourself of capital in order to claim benefits results in benefits sanctions where means-tested benefits are concerned.

Advice from a benefits specialist is definitely a good idea, but the rest is best ignored.

Steve

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Re:Over 60's 8 years 1 month ago #11973

  • tommy toner
Thanks Steve
Re cats6's suggestions; I am on ESA because I had been on SSP at the time of my dismissal and had never been on IB before.I do get a bit of DLA,but as regarding Pension credit,I checked it out on the website and the only way to get that is to leave the wife.
If I'm turned down on my medical I'll probably lose my DLA as well, and have to go on JS for the 6 months, and then zilch, ah well I'll just have 20 months to live on my 5k redundancy until I get the pension, Happy Days.

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Re:Over 60's 7 years 11 months ago #13964

  • tommy toner
Well,I finally had my medical almost 4 weeks ago, and it was not what I was expecting. There was no computer, only a form which the man filled in. He asked me some questions and then examined me ,I came away knowing that I hadn't given a good account of myself as I was in nerves. Anyway, I got word this morning that I was disallowed, they gave me alternatives; appeal; pension credit; claim esa again; or Jobseekers. How in God's name can they expect me to look for a job at 63, having been let go from my last job because I was "A danger to myself and others" due to my condition.
My question is, will they reinstate my benefit if I appeal and if not how do I protect my NI credits?
Thanks for listening.

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Re:Over 60's 7 years 11 months ago #13971

  • Ricardo
Hiya ,

at 63 years of age, with regard to the NI contributions you might have found you have already paid enough . It could be worth getting a forecast using this link

Direct Gov pension forecast

As to the other issue there are others here who are far better equipped than me .

Rich

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