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ESA Contribution Based + IR Top up and NHS pension

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Your pension will affect any Income related ESA £1 for £1. Any pension under £85 per week won't affect your Contribution based ESA. Were you claiming both premiums on your ESA... Enhanced disability premium and severe disability premium?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2018
    Those 2 premiums are what you will lose yes, which is £80.70 as you pension is less than this per week then it will work out that you'll lose approx £60 per week.  I don't know who told you that your pension wouldn't affect your ESA but it does. You will get to keep the contributions part which is approx £110.75 per week, providing your pension is below £85 per week. Unfortunately you won't be able to challenge this decision because that's the rules for Income related benefits. You need to report all changes in circumstances.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Which is what is said £1 for £1. It's the rules for Income Related benefits unfortunately. You can't have the pension and the full Income related top up.

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