Apologies from a lurker rather than contributor but wonder if anyone can help me. My ESA will be stopped from 8th July and I am waiting for an appeal date. I am not eligible for any more after July, unless I win the appeal, as I have a husband about to retire on a reasonable pension.
What I would like to know is whether anyone can tell me what happens about my NI contributions which were paid on Incapacity Benefit. I am due to get my state pension next year but want to make sure have paid enough NI to get the full whack.
Wonder which will cost the DWP more - a year of ESA or an appeal court. A farce!