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I will be 65 in July will my ESA stop?

angelascouserangelascouser Member Posts: 1 Listener
Im 65 in July on esa support group will this benefit stop

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    ESA is a working age benefit and stops once you reach state pension age. You should receive a letter from DWP in the coming months telling you what happens next.
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    I believe that you have to apply for your state pension, it is not an automatic transfer. Usually you need to do this 4 months prior to your pension being started

    www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/claiming-state-pension

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  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    Just to add, about state pension.

    I would suggest you get a state pension forecast, this can be done at anytime.

    You will get letter from State Pension, three months before you reach state pension age.

    You have to contact them to get your pension into payment.

    In the letter it asked if you wish to defer your state pension.

    The State Pension changed in 2016, so it’s worth getting a pension forecast.

    Hope this helps.
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