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TOPIC: Support Group and NI Payments

Support Group and NI Payments 10 months 3 weeks ago #194482

Hi Guys.
I was recently self employed.Claimed ESA but only NI credits as was told not paid enough NI last tax year to qualify for benefit. After my medical (and several phonecalls because of an 8 week wait) I have been told I have been put into the support group. Does this mean I will now be paid?

Kind regards

Support Group and NI Payments 10 months 3 weeks ago #194524

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

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If you are not entitled to Contributory ESA, I'm afraid the only way you will be paid any benefit is if your income/assets (and that of any partner) are low enough to entitle you to Income Related ESA. In addition, your partner (if you have one) must not work more than 24 hours per week.

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