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Pension, disability income guarantee, and ESA

sionyn28sionyn28 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hia all can you tell me please if my husbands state pension and private pension would count if i get paid contributary E S A .
I know it counts for IB ESA
Also do you get " Extra Money because of the Disability Income Guarantee " when you get  ( C ) E S A 

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  • gnmeadsgnmeads Member Posts: 185 Pioneering
    Hi sionyn28 Welcome to the Scope community. 
    As for your first question I would say, yes your husbands pension would affect your claim for ESA, if that is what your asking? Just to confirm this click on this link to ask the experts:https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/benefits-and-finances

    Your second question should be answered with the same link. 
    Please get back to us if you still have problems. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    sionyn28 said:
    Hia all can you tell me please if my husbands state pension and private pension would count if i get paid contributary E S A .
    I know it counts for IB ESA
    Also do you get " Extra Money because of the Disability Income Guarantee " when you get  ( C ) E S A 
    CB ESA isn't means tested so your husbands pension wouldn't affect it. Also no premiums are paid on top on CB ESA and the disability income guarantee is another name for Enhanced disability premium, so the answer is no.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • sionyn28sionyn28 Member Posts: 3 Listener

    Hia Poppy 123456

    Thanks for reply and you were correct had letter fron D W P that ( C ) E S A is basic 73.10 plus 37 65 no other additions

    Thanks

    Sionyn28

  • sionyn28sionyn28 Member Posts: 3 Listener

    Thank gnmeads

    E S A ( C ) is not means tested but E S A (I R ) is

    so sorted re question


    Thanks

    Sionyn28

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Er, you can’t ordinarily get contributory ESA and a state retirement pension. Additionally, contributory ESA is very much potentially impacted by private pensions and will be reduced if it’s greater than a specified amount each week.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    edited July 2018
    Hang on folks!

    If you had a state pension yourself, @sionyn28,  then you wouldn't have contributory ESA. (One is for people who have reached pension age, the other for working age people).

    If you had an occupational pension yourself, then it would affect your contributory ESA , if it were more than £85 per week. 

    But your husband's state pension and occupational pension won't affect your contributory ESA.

    And your contributory ESA won't affect his sate penson nor his occupational pension. 

    Your contributory ESA would be taken into account as an income source if he claimed pension credit for you and him. Pension credit is an income-related benefit for people of state pension age, and most income types are taken into account in its calculation. 

    Does that help?!

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