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TOPIC: ESA I'm lost

ESA I'm lost 3 weeks 6 days ago #191900

Hi

Can anyone give me help. Last year I applied for ESA.

I have an Income Protection scheme. I'm still employed and never contributed to the scheme my work did. The payment is sent to me via work.

Last year I was asked to send in my wage slip. I got a call from DM telling me he couldn't recognise the money so I would get ESA CB and Income.

Last week I get a call from the error team advising me that is incorrect.

Who is right? I get a different answer of people. I just want to know who is right legally and what I've obviously done wrong.

Sorry very stressed with this.

Thanks

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ESA I'm lost 3 weeks 6 days ago #191907

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As long as you are still employed then then money should be disregarded, however, if you are let go then it will be treated as pension income and may affect your ESA.

I'm guessing that the Error Team (aptly named) are ignoring the rule that disregards the income if still employed.

Gordon
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ESA I'm lost 3 weeks 6 days ago #191911

Thank you. Does that apply to both CB and Income?

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ESA I'm lost 3 weeks 6 days ago #191912

frank mcguire wrote: Thank you. Does that apply to both CB and Income?


Sorry! Missed that you were also receiving IR the disregard is only CB! But this appears to an Error by the DWP so you shouldn't be affected.

Gordon

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ESA I'm lost 3 weeks 6 days ago #191944

Thank you

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ESA I'm lost 1 week 2 days ago #193113

Hi

Sorry to go back to old topic. I have had two letters one advising that i'm only on ESA CB which I expected but a second asking if I'm making any payments to a personal pension, will I do through my Income protection (they pay my employer and then tax it, NI and pension) however I also pay into my own pension.

I'm not allowed to do this? The women on the phone said they may view at I'm trying to get more money from them, I don't understand.

Thanks

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