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ESA and pensions .

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tanis1809
tanis1809 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
hi people .ok hoping someone can help me regarding ESA rules and pensions .
i am 62 not working due to 10 years ago i was a suicide risk so mental issues and trusting people a problem.
i been told i am on a support group on ESA but appreently my pension would effect my ESA I read somewhere that ESA  with group is not income related so surely my pension should not effect my ESA ,
so very confused ...
please help ..
example i found out one option was a yearly pension of 4851.83 which works out at 52 weeks as 83.68 per week so would i be ok .also i noticed that if not means tested i could get a £18.000 one off payment ..again confused ..
anyway please help .
tanis1809 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey there @tanis1809 and welcome to the community!

    I noticed your post may have been missed by our usually eagle eyed regulars, so I just wanted to give your post a little bump so hopefully they'll be able to support you here. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    Being in the Support Group doesn’t mean your ESA isn’t means tested. If your ESA is Income Related then any weekly/monthly pension will reduce your ESA £1 for £1.

    If any part of it is Contributions based then a weekly pension of up to £85 will be ignored. For every £1 over that amount there’s a 50p/week deduction. Same rules apply to New style ESA.

    If your weekly ESA amount is more than £129.50/week then at least part of it is Income Related. 

    You can also ring ESA and ask what your ESA claim is made up of. 
    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.
  • tanis1809
    tanis1809 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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