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Hello fellow Cagers.

 

In a bit of a muddle regarding the letter my OH received from Jobcentreplus.

 

A quick rundown of what is going on.

 

She went for an assessment in Sept 2011 and was successful with the outcome.

 

Assessment again in 2012 but failed, not enough points. Even though she has deteriorated and become worse since 2011. I am sure that many of you have got the same result. We lodged an appeal against the decision straight away. Was told that the process could take up to 9 months.

 

In the meantime, she received a letter from Jobcentreplus this week with the following information.

 

YOUR CLAIM FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

 

CHANGES IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

 

From 8 April 2013 the rates of Social Security Benefits will change.

 

From 10 April 2013 your Employment and Support Allowance will be £71.70 a week.

 

This is because of:

 

a change in the rates of Social Security Benefits.

 

We cannot pay you Employment and Support Allowance from 12 October 2013.

 

This is because you will have reached the maximum of 365 days that you can get contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance.

 

So what does this mean?

 

I am not at all clear on the statement in red.

 

Suppose the appeal process takes place after 12 October 2013, how are we supposed to live in the meantime?

 

Would she be placed on some other interim benefit? I am puzzled as to what to do next.

 

Could somebody advise please.

 

Allets.

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Ok so what it means is this.

During an appeal you still get esa at the assessment rate which is the same as job seekers allowance and i believe sick note still needs to be sent in. In April benefits are increasing by a whole 1% thanks to the barstewards that run this country and say it is unfair for benefit claimants to receive more than the national average payrise.

 

With esa you can only get cont based for a year then it changes to income based. If there is an underlying entitlement to income based all will be fine,but if you live together and you work then it could be difficult as she may not be entitled to anything.

Any opinion I give is from personal experience .

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The bit in red means that your OH is entitled to ESA due to contributions made (NI paid) rather than on income grounds. I presume that you work, or have other money coming into the household.

 

Contribution based ESA is time-limited to 365 days. After this time, your OH will not receive any more payment, so you'll be reliant entirely on your income/the other money coming into the household.

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