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TOPIC: Assessment rate ESA

Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83174

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Does assessment rate ESA (CB) get reduced if you are in receipt of a pension?

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Re:Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83176

The first £85 of a pension is disregarded, then you lose 50p ESA for every £1 of pension thereafter. I think this applies to the assessment rate too.

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Re:Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83177

Is this £85 a week or what.
I receive a pension for £98 per month

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Re:Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83178

In that case you'll be well under the threshold. It's £85 per week. Incidentally the last labour government wanted to set the threshold at £50 per week but there was an outcry so Bliar and his mob upped it to £85 per week.

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Re:Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83179

ESA is not one of the benefits I'm up-to-date with since I retired. I normally deal with DLA/AA and appeals at present.

However, I seem to recall that for Contribution Based ESA, any pension income over £85 a week is taken into account and the ESA is reduced by 50% of the weekly sum over £85 ( as was the case with Incapacity Benefit)

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Re:Assessment rate ESA 6 years 5 months ago #83181

It's gratifying to think that some of us are in the 50% tax bracket. :laugh:

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