Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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PIP and Pension

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Milsean
Milsean Scope Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, my name is Milsean. I currently get PIP and would like to ask a question please. I reach 66 on my next birthday. If I take my OAP pension then and continue to work do I have to reduce my working hours? I cannot afford to retire so was hoping to defer my work pension but am unsure if I need to defer my state pension also if I continue to work.
Many thanks for your advise.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    You don’t have to quit working when claiming state pension, you can work at the same time. https://www.gov.uk/working-retirement-pension-age
    Your PIP will continue for as long as you remain entitled to it. Are you claiming any other benefits? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Milsean
    Milsean Scope Member Posts: 2 Listener
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    @poppy123456. Thank you very much for your very prompt reply. No I do not claim any other benefits. I do not have sufficient stamps to get the full state pension. I have 11 years stamps from working in Ireland. I believe I would get some pension from UK and Ireland. As I have insufficient stamps to get a full state pension from either country I wonder if I should defer them? I was not sure if I took the state pension if that meant I had to reduce my working hours. As I understand if I took my work pension I would have to reduce my working hours. Thanks again for your reply. 
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