Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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How many class 1 or 2 contributions?

Trinity5641Trinity5641 Member Posts: 1 Listener
To receive contribution based esa.  How many class 1 or 2 contributions must you have made and do ni credits count.  Also what are the conditions for claiming new style esa


  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @Trinity5641 how are you doing today?

    The Citizen Advice Website have some information on contributions. If you have any questions please let us know.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Unless you were claiming Carers Allowance then NI credit don't count i'm afraid. You need to have worked and paid enough NI contributions from March 2016 to April 2018 to be able to claim New style ESA.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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