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Esa and state pension

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Binky1234
Binky1234 Community member Posts: 438 Pioneering

I was wondering what happens when I reach pension age, mainly due to how fast the years seem to flying by now I'm in my mid 50s.

I have been on ESA for more years than I care to remember and before that incapacity benefit, now here is my question will I be entitled to full state pension as far as I'm aware my NI stamp class 1 gets paid via my ESA. I get £276.40 every fortnight, I am on contribution based ESA.

TYI

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to claim your state pension usually about 4 months before you reach that age. ESA is a working age benefit so can’t be claimed once you reach state pension age and it will end the day before your birthday.
    You still have quite sometime to go before you reach that age so best thing to do is get some advice nearer that time.

    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.
  • Binky1234
    Binky1234 Community member Posts: 438 Pioneering
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    Thanks Poppy123456 💕

    Knowing When to walk away is Wisdom, being able is courage, walking away with your head held high is dignity.
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