New style ESA and NI contributions.
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I have 37 years plus full NI contributions, I have not worked since 2019 due to ill health, I do receive PIP(enhanced mobility and standard living inc blue badge) and have a small private pension. I tried to claim New Style ESA on the support group to try and receive the disability premium but was refused on the grounds of not enough NI contributions in the years 2018 & 2019. I would have to pay nearly £1,500 to apply again for ESA after 12 weeks (and it wont enhance my pension), also I cant apply for UC as my partner is receiving his pension, I am not entitled to my state pension till I am 67 another 7 years away. What can I do, can anyone help me please?
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Just a heads up when sharing links to places like entitled to
If it contains a reference such as "cid=044f5f75-a614-4092-812c-3e1d379f7810" that is personalised and anyone with that link can see what's been entered so not private
I've entered Buckingham Palace postcode in the link to show how anyone can use or see it.
The link to use is
As that will generate a personal private link of it's own, so no one else will be able to see what's been entered
Thanks. I have no idea why it's come up like that because i haven't entered any personal information into any benefit calculator.
Although no info was added by you , if someone does input any new info, that will be seen by anyone clicking on the link.
So if someone did complete the form via that link, then anyone who later clicks on the link will see a completed form.
They should give a warning about this issue, as no sign on the page that this would happen.