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TOPIC: Change Over From IB to ESA

Change Over From IB to ESA 6 years 7 months ago #73452

Hi

Received P45. On the form it states let the job centre have it. (Parts 2/3) Phoned up and spoke to someone in the ESA Dept. who told me to post it and they gave me the address. Is this the norm???? So that's what I have done. But now I am concerned if I have done the right thing. Worried incase it gets lost.

ANN.

Re: Change Over From IB to ESA 6 years 7 months ago #73464

Ann

iv no idea to be honest, maybe a moderator can advise you. all i can say is that i recieved a P45 as my incapacity benefit has now become ESA. i didnt do anything with it, just filed it away. didnt know i had to post it to jobcentre & no one has asked.

good luck

martin

Re:Change Over From IB to ESA 6 years 7 months ago #73477

Ann wrote:

Hi

Received P45. On the form it states let the job centre have it. (Parts 2/3) Phoned up and spoke to someone in the ESA Dept. who told me to post it and they gave me the address. Is this the norm???? So that's what I have done. But now I am concerned if I have done the right thing. Worried incase it gets lost.

ANN.

You should keep the P45 for tax purposes, but there is no need to pass it onto the JC+ as your ESA claim has already been "activated".

The P45 is issued to show the end of your IB claim, which as it is a Contriburary benefit is usually liable to tax.

Gordon

Re:Change Over From IB to ESA 6 years 7 months ago #73528

Hi

The reason I passed the P45 form on was that they would not stop me any tax !!! and hopefully receive my full benefit.

ANN

Re:Change Over From IB to ESA 6 years 7 months ago #73554

Ann wrote:

Hi

The reason I passed the P45 form on was that they would not stop me any tax !!! and hopefully receive my full benefit.

ANN

I'm reasonably certain that the DWP do not deduct tax from benefits, in fact I would be surprised if there systems were even capable of handling tax, after all, they barely manage to pay claimants regularly as it is :)

Gordon
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