Author Topic: Changes to contribution-based E.S.A  (Read 828 times)

AccessOfficer

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Changes to contribution-based E.S.A
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:06:05 AM »
The link to this info on the D.W.P website is shown below.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/proposed-changes-to-contribution/

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deebeeb

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Re: Changes to contribution-based E.S.A
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 05:14:40 PM »
what do they mean by 'underlying entitlement' ?

Monic1511

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Re: Changes to contribution-based E.S.A
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 05:53:51 PM »
Claimants with an underlying entitlement to income-related ESA will be automatically moved onto this benefit when their contribution-based ESA ends.

Deebeeb I think this is similar to underlying entitlement to carers allowance - The DWP work out your entitlement to benefit, in Carers if you have underlying entitlement to carers but get paid another benefit that is greater the DWP add a premium onto your entitlement but don't pay you carers allowance itself.   If there is no other income in a household you should have underlying entitlement to income related ESA as long as you meet the criteria to  receive ESA - thats 15 points at the WCA & sicklines