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TOPIC: linking rules (104 weeks linking rule)

linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13119

  • dusan
Dear all,

I would be gratefull if somebody could get me the web link or point to the direction where i can get information about long term IB and so- called linking rules, 8 and 104 weeks. I am interested in getting accurate info about diferences between the two. money- wise and the rest. I am currently started work and I would like to know what will happen if I carry on working for another couple of months. What is the essence of 104 linking rule? do i need to undergo new assesment? what rate do i get, etc.
Thank you so much, I need that info URGENTLY
newagenow

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Re:linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13122

Hi,

I'm afraid that I cannot answer your question as I'm not a benefits adviser.

Currently, two of our moderators both of whom are qualified benefits advisers, are both in hospital, and will be so for sometime. Therefore as previously stated in the forum, there will be a delay in replying to queries.

Posting duplicate posts will not lead to you getting an answer more quickly.

I refer you to the thread in the Spotlights area of the forum PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

Thanks for you understanding.

Pat

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Last Edit: by pata1. Reason: Added information.

Re:linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13125

dusan wrote:

Dear all,

I would be gratefull if somebody could get me the web link or point to the direction where i can get information about long term IB and so- called linking rules, 8 and 104 weeks. I am interested in getting accurate info about diferences between the two. money- wise and the rest. I am currently started work and I would like to know what will happen if I carry on working for another couple of months. What is the essence of 104 linking rule? do i need to undergo new assesment? what rate do i get, etc.
Thank you so much, I need that info URGENTLY
newagenow


Hi,

I found this about IB linking rules using Google.

HERE

Hope this helps.

Pat

PS. I tried to send you a Personal Message, but it doesn't recognise your log in name 'dusan' Have you changed it, if so it means we can't contact you by PM.

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Last Edit: by pata1. Reason: Added information.

Re:linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13128

Hi Dusan,

There is no difference between the 8 week and 104 week linking rule in terms of money. They are both rules which, in essence, allow you to qualify for some benefits and premiums you previously received without having to serve a new qualifying period.

The linking rules don't prevent you from having to show that you meet the medical criteria for getting a benefit, however.

The only way to get reliable advice about such an important decision as when, and whether, to stop work on health grounds is to visit an advice agency for specific advice, I'm afraid.

Steve

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Re:linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13134

  • dusan
i would like to thank both pat and steve for a quick answer to my question. However, it is still unclear what procedure is exactly applying when it comes to 104 weeks linking rule. do I need a new medical, where and how serious. I need that info rather soon.
If somebody else would know I would appreciate another answer.
Many thanks,
Dusan

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Re:linking rules (104 weeks linking rule) 7 years 10 months ago #13136

Page 4 of this document may help. If not as has been advised because our two benefit advisers are unavailable due to health issues it may be an idea as the matter is urgent & important that advice from your loacl council's welfare rights officer or your local CAB may address your concerns.

DWP TF4

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