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ESA after reaching State pension Age
Hi there Everyone. I am a new member and looking forward to chatting with other disabled people here. Wondering if anyone here is on State Pension and still receiving ESA benefits payments. I have been on enhanced ESA for about 8 years. I also get full PIP enhanced for both components. Lucky me! and I empathise with anyone who should but doesn't (another big issue/ can of worms, at this time). I am 65 in a couple of weeks time and just got sent a letter inviting me to apply for my (full) State Pension. It's due on 6th May. Again, lucky me! The next day I got a letter from the DWP explaining changes in my ESA entitlement "due to an age change" saying that I will only get about two-thirds of what I do now. I was surprised they were still planning to give me anything! Is this normal I wonder, or are they making a mistake? Will they suddenly wake up and demand money "paid in error" back (indeed can they?). Does anybody else get both ESA and State Pension? I expected my ESA to stop.