Help me please everyone.
I think I might apply for ESA. It is contribution based that I would wish to claim. I would hope that I would qualify for the support group. So I have a few questions.
How much money would I get a week?
It seems to talk about a lower amount for the first 13 weeks, is this correct and then I’d go on to a higher amount?
is the money backdated to the date I first make the claim?
is the benefit taxed?
do I need to give financial information on the form or is that just if you are applying for income based?
is contribution based ESA based on Ni contributions I have made and not means tested at all?
if I qualify for support group is the money paid indefinitely, I mean, can I (subject to having to re apply from time to time) stay on it for life.