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TOPIC: Contribution based ESA - time limited?

Contribution based ESA - time limited? 8 years 3 months ago #18258

  • lainie
I think I read on here that contribution based ESA is time limited to 182 days - but now I can't find the thread! Sorry! But is this true, and what happens at the end of the 182 days if it is true? I am concerned because my husband is presently in employment - earning about 20K, and so I do not think I would qualify for income based ESA. Please could you explain for me. Thankyou.

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Re:Contribution based ESA - time limited? 8 years 3 months ago #18260

lainie wrote:

I think I read on here that contribution based ESA is time limited to 182 days - but now I can't find the thread! Sorry! But is this true, and what happens at the end of the 182 days if it is true? I am concerned because my husband is presently in employment - earning about 20K, and so I do not think I would qualify for income based ESA. Please could you explain for me. Thankyou.


Unlike JSA(C), contributory-based ESA is not affected by the 182 day rule and therefore will continue for as long as you meet the conditions of entitlement for ESA.

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Re:Contribution based ESA - time limited? 8 years 3 months ago #18271

It was on a thread called ESA - confused!, if I knew how to do a link I'd put it in.

As I said on that thread, ESA is not time-limited in the way that Contributions-Based JSA is. If you qualify for C-B ESA to start with, you carry on being qualified, it doesn't run out.

Hope that helps

Elaine

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Re:Contribution based ESA - time limited? 8 years 3 months ago #18308

  • lainie
Thankyou, Elaine!

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