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    • mojoman
    • By mojoman 16th Apr 19, 3:45 PM
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    after statuary sick pay
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:45 PM
    after statuary sick pay 16th Apr 19 at 3:45 PM
    Hope someone can help.A friend has been ill for several weeks and receiving ssp.I know this can't be paid indefinitely ,but what happens when it stops if he still can't work?He has a partner who works,so does anyone know if there's anything he'lll be able to claim as they won't be able to manage on only one wage'especially if he's classed as disabled..
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 16th Apr 19, 4:17 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:17 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:17 PM
    Possibly New style ESA if he's paid enough NI contributions in the right years. Possibly Universal Credit but will depend on partners income if they get anything.
    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 18th Apr 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:01 PM
    New style ESA can be claimed some weeks before SSP runs out. You need a current sick note so you need to either get it back from your employer (mine destroyed mine!) or get a new one from the GP or so. You also need form SSP1 from the employer which will give the date SSP stops. Mine took several weeks to give this to me but I was able to back date my claim. My employer was not at all helpful, I hope yours is better.
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 18th Apr 19, 1:07 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:07 PM
    For a new style ESA claim made in 2019 the relevant NI Contributions are those made from April 2016 to March 2018. Must have 50 weeks of contributions or credits in each of these years and in one of these years must have at least 26 weeks of actual contributions.


    SSP is for 28 weeks.
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 18th Apr 19, 10:44 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 10:44 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 10:44 PM
    If u get placed in the new style esa support group how long does this last and also o u need to continue to provide fit notes from your GP
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 19th Apr 19, 5:30 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 5:30 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 5:30 AM
    If u get placed in the new style esa support group how long does this last and also o u need to continue to provide fit notes from your GP
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    If you are placedin the Support Group new style ESA can be paid indefinitely (until you reach pension age), if not in Support Group it is only paid for 365 days.

    Fit Notes are not required once DWP have assessed you ard determined your ESA status.
    Last edited by calcotti; 19-04-2019 at 5:32 AM.
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 19th Apr 19, 10:06 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 10:06 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 10:06 PM
    if after the assessment you get placed in the work related group and you appeal this, whilst you are waiting for the appeal tribunal hearing do u still get paid and are fit notes still required?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 19th Apr 19, 11:20 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 11:20 PM
    if after the assessment you get placed in the work related group and you appeal this, whilst you are waiting for the appeal tribunal hearing do u still get paid and are fit notes still required?
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    As previously advised unless placed into the Support Group then it's only paid for 365 days and fit notes aren't needed if placed into either of the groups.
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