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TOPIC: INCOME RESTRICTIONS

INCOME RESTRICTIONS 5 years 11 months ago #83450

Hello. I think i understand that the the new PIP when introduced will not be means tested, but what about the ESA and the the unerversal credit? Presuming a person gets into the support group and have been claiming incapcity benifit since 1993 and been claiming a full ill health pension since 1997. What effects does this mean to your ESA payments , presuming your in the supports group. Will pensions be disregarded, tax etc. Many thanks again

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Re:INCOME RESTRICTIONS 5 years 11 months ago #83457

skyblue wrote:

Hello. I think i understand that the the new PIP when introduced will not be means tested, but what about the ESA and the the unerversal credit? Presuming a person gets into the support group and have been claiming incapcity benifit since 1993 and been claiming a full ill health pension since 1997. What effects does this mean to your ESA payments , presuming your in the supports group. Will pensions be disregarded, tax etc. Many thanks again

The Universal Credit will replace all income related benefits such as IS and ESA(IR), but will not replace any contribution based ones e.g. ESA(CB).

ESA(IR) and I would assume the UC will take all income into account when calculating eligibility.

ESA(CB) will continue to have an £85/w disregard followed by a £1 deduction for every £2 of pension income in excess of the £85, unless the claimant is covered by the Transitional Protection having been transferred from IB, where there pension, if it was disregarded under IB will continue to disregarded under ESA(CB) while they remain eligible for ESA or until 2020.

Being in the Support Group is not relevant to what dedictions a claimant might be liable to.

Gordon

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