Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is dominique2! Heard nothing since being awarded ESA in 2020

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dominique2
dominique2 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
Hello and good morning. I was awarded an ESA contributory base in 2020 until 30 June 2023. I have heard nothing from them so far. I am approaching 65 years of age. Can someone advise me accordingly please . Thank you 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will be claiming New style ESA and you must be in the Support Group, this is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise.

    State pension age is now 66 so your ESA will continue until you reach this age. You will need to apply for your state pension about 4 months before you reach this age.
    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.
  • dominique2
    dominique2 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    Thank you so much. Yes, I am in the Support group. Does that mean I will have to put in a new claim when the ESA expires, or will I call them, and they will continue my ESA until pension age?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your ESA doesn't end because it's an ongoing award. The date they've given is your expected review date but it's only a guide. It will continue as normal until you either reach state pension age or a review decision says you're no longer in the Support Group.
    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.
  • dominique2
    dominique2 Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    Cool, Thank you very kindly, as your help and support are very much appreciated. 

    Have a peaceful, blessed and good day
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome and thank you. You too! :)
    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.
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