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  1. Thanks to both of you for your replies. Looks...

    Thanks to both of you for your replies. Looks like I misunderstood the situation. I understand now that it's only the IR element of my ESA that's affected by my level of savings.

    Presumably, if I...
  2. ESA - Can I Change Back To Contributions Based From I R If Savings Increase

    I was on IB from about 2004 before they changed me to contributions based ESA some years later. At the end of the last year, like many others on CB ESA, The DWP re-assessed my case to see if I should...
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    Do The DWP Know When You're Abroad?

    I ask this question out of interest. A friend is claiming ESA and has lived in Spain for the last 2 years. She's quite up front about the fact that she's never told the DWP. She was living with her...
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    Can I Get Reading Glasses On NHS?

    I have recently been given Income Related entitlement on top of my Contributions Based ESA, as a result of the big review that's going on. So I am now entitled to free eye tests and glasses.

    I...
  5. Sorry, nukecad - couple more questions - If I...

    Sorry, nukecad - couple more questions -

    If I were to claim ESA in another EU country, what rate would it be paid at? IR, as I have just been changed to because of the IB changeover cock up, or...
  6. Prescriptions are something I hadn't thought of....

    Prescriptions are something I hadn't thought of. I need 5 or 6 a month that I have been paying for. So presumably, now I have started getting IR ESA, I don't have to pay? And if I don't, is that all...
  7. Yes, that's part of the problem and why I will...

    Yes, that's part of the problem and why I will probably wait to retire before moving abroad. Alternatively, wouldn't move before the post Brexit situation is clarified. Would be a nightmare to go...
  8. Thanks again. I'll try the Czech embassy, and may...

    Thanks again. I'll try the Czech embassy, and may also try the British embassy in Prague.
  9. Hi nukecad, and once again, thanks for your...

    Hi nukecad, and once again, thanks for your advice.

    I don't know if the immigration/passport people communicate with DWP, so not even sure they would find out. I was just worried that if they...
  10. Hi Barbiejane It was just over a month. Sent...

    Hi Barbiejane

    It was just over a month. Sent form on 9th of Nov, and got first letter last Thursday.

    Might get a bottle of brandy to keep the Prosecco company. Hope you are lucky and get a...
  11. ESA, Brexit & Retiring To An EU Country - Unusual Question/Problem

    I have an unusual question for an unusual problem. I'm a number of years away from retirement and have claimed IB/ESA for 14 years. I have a couple of relatives in The Czech Republic and have a crazy...
  12. FOLLOWUP>>>>>>> Many thanks...

    FOLLOWUP>>>>>>>







    Many thanks nukecad for your help and advice - really appreciated. Finally got a letter last week from DWP telling me they had credited my bank account with just over...
  13. Thanks again for your advice, nukecad - really...

    Thanks again for your advice, nukecad - really appreciated.

    Yes, will do the necessary and get the paperwork back to them straight away. Though I always worry that what the govt. give with one...
  14. @nukecad I've just received a large manila...

    @nukecad

    I've just received a large manila envelope saying they may need to look at my claim to see if I may be entitled to income-related ESA. They want to look back to Oct 2012.

    They're...
  15. Thanks again, Nukecad. No partner at time of...

    Thanks again, Nukecad.

    No partner at time of changeover to ESA, or since. Had some savings, do you know what the limit would be? Will they know how much in savings I had from other sources, or...
  16. Hi Nukecad Many thanks for your reply. The...

    Hi Nukecad

    Many thanks for your reply. The letter I have is from 2015 telling me what I'm entitled to. For some reason I can't find anything more recent, but have just moved so maybe elsewhere.
    ...
  17. Sorry to be a bit thick, but can someone please...

    Sorry to be a bit thick, but can someone please confirm if I'm on contributions based ESA? I think I am, but the entitlement letter I have is a bit confusing. I have copied it as an attachment.

    I...
  18. Why Do All Benefit Calculators Say I Can't Have Housing Benefit?

    I went to Citizens Advice the other day, to ask if I would be entitled to start claiming HB. He briefly looked at my details and said I would be elligible. He said to try my local councils calculator...
  19. davewhit>>>>> Yes, I will definitely be...

    davewhit>>>>> Yes, I will definitely be returning the med questionnaire before the deadline.

    Was interested to know whether I should start requesting info and records now, or wait to see what...
  20. UPDATE - Thanks for all your replies, the...

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    Thanks for all your replies, the info will help me and is much appreciated. I have phoned the DWP today, and as usual, the replies to my questions didn't make a lot of sense.

    They...
  21. Moved From Wrag To Support 2 Weeks Ago - Just Received ATOS Med. Questionnaire!!

    Some people on here may remember I posted a couple of weeks ago, as I was suspicious how easy I had been changed from WRAG to support group on ESA. I had been moved to ESA from IB last autumn with no...
  22. Thank you for your replies. The DWP moves in...

    Thank you for your replies. The DWP moves in mysterious ways.

    Am I right to be worried that I will soon get a letter for a medical, and find myself back in WRAG? How long am I likely to stay in...
  23. ESA changed From WRAG to Support. No Medical, No Tribunal. Surprised How Easy It Was.

    After waiting a few months from telling DWP that I was appealing the decision to put me in WRAG, I received a letter today telling me that they had looked again at their decision. They have changed...
  24. OK thanks wobble1. When I phoned them the 2nd...

    OK thanks wobble1. When I phoned them the 2nd time to chase up because I hadn't received anything, the woman I dealt with put a note on my file to say that I was likely to appeal and that it might be...
  25. OK, thanks for all your advice. Will ask for...

    OK, thanks for all your advice. Will ask for ESA85A.

    Time is running out for an appeal, as they wasted so much time sending me useless info. Should I just put in the GL24 now to register for...
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