Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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esa support group to state pension.

got letter telling me that when i start getting state pension "sept" the severe disablement and disability income guarantee parts of my esa will stop, but letter goes on will continue to get living expenses £73.10 and support group payment £38.55, £111.65 in total. how long will i get this amount and no mention of state pension. so for ignorance but i am bamboozled. i also recieve dla with no contact about pip 65 in march! can any one clarify please, i would be so grateful. laz. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    I don't know why the letter says part of your ESA will continue once you reach 65, that's not correct. ESA is a working age benefit and this will completely stop once you reach state pension age.

    The SDP will be paid as part of pension credit and needs to be claimed. https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit

    For the DLA you'll eventually be invited to apply for PIP they're just way behind where they should be. The DLA will continue until this happens.

    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.
  • lazlaz Member Posts: 7 Listener
    thankyou poppy 123456, very helpful!  
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