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possibly retiring but not sure yet

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bennyboy0751
bennyboy0751 Community member Posts: 17 Listener
edited February 2023 in Work and employment
This may sound a strange question i work in the NHS  but i just received a letter Saturday saying i turn 60  in April and can retire as that is the normal age for it withing the NHS but a massive but is id only get 360 a month pension would i be able to claim anything as i have no clue and dont know what to do as far as claims go would appreciate any guidence

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bennyboy0751

    I unfortunately don't have a huge knowledge base on benefits, but you can use a Benefit's Calculator, which will tell you if you are able to claim anything :) 
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,287 Scope online community team
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    Hello @Bennyboy1928. Unfortunately as you'll be under state retirement age I believe the only options for you would be Universal Credit or if you have a health condition of disability which makes working more difficult then potentially New Style ESA.

    It's hard to advise without more details but on Universal Credit you may be expected to look for work and your monthly pension from the NHS would be deducted from your Universal Credit amount. 

    It would be worth you trying a benefit calculator as eligiblity would depend on other factors such as your savings, household circumstances et cetera. 
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,128 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck with whatever you choose. I would recommend retiring as you can see much more in retirement and you can always do some volunteering or go back to work if that's what you choose. Good luck with whatever you choose. 
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