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TOPIC: Reopening ESA claim

Reopening ESA claim 10 months 3 weeks ago #197646

If I got a job and then became too ill to attend the work place can I re-open my old ESA claim rather than making a new claim? What is the time period which needs to transpire which makes it impossible for the old ESA claim to be re-opened?

(ESA can be lower for new claims than for my old one.)

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Reopening ESA claim 10 months 3 weeks ago #197662

Hi Michael,

You would be able to do a quick reclaim within 3 months and be put back onto the same level of ESA as you were before.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Reopening ESA claim 10 months 3 weeks ago #197666

Michael

Just to be specific, it is 12 weeks not 3 months, after this you will have to make a new claim from scratch.

Gordon
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