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What happens to my esa when i reach pension age?

WondererWonderer Member Posts: 2 Listener
What happens to my esa when i reach pension age

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,162 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Wonderer
    Welcome to the community! Have you spoke to Citizens Advice? I know if you were receiving PIP before State Pension Age then you would continue to receive it but ESA I am unsure. Once you reach State Pension Age you might be able to claim Attendence Allowance :)
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  • jane1973jane1973 Member Posts: 175 Pioneering
    Hello @Wonderer nice to meet you
    Hugz to everyone xx
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    ESA is a working age benefit so this will stop and you'll receive your state pension.
    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.
  • MHIvesonMHIveson Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I spoke to the DHSS only yesterday . Your ESA will stop and convert to your State Old Age pension. DLA will be unaffected . Not sure about enhanced disability premium ( I get that too ) I, m a sprightly 64 so trying to find out everything. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're still claiming DLA then you'll soon be asked to apply for PIP because DLA no longer exists. As you would have been under 65 on 8th April 2013 then you will be asked to apply.

    Claiming the SDP is still possible yes and is payable on top of pension credit.

    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.
  • Tom5402Tom5402 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    i am 65 in February 2019 will my ESA stop and will I go onto state pension
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to look on gov.uk to see what it says about your specific age for state pension because everyone is different, i believe. You can check all of your personal details here. https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age

    If you don't have an account you'll be able to make one and it will tell you everything you need to know about yourself.

    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.
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