Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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What benefits do I keep or lose after government pension age reached

I wonder if you can answer a question for me.
My husband is due to retire and receive his government pension.
At the moment he receives
ESA,  (income related)
Industrial Injuries @ 20%
Care Component (lower rate)
A works pension
Can you please tell me if any or all of these benefits will be stopped or replaced with a different one when he receives his government pension.

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

    If he's the main claimant of the ESA then this will stop because it's a working age benefit. All the rest will continue. Pension credit rules have changed and whether he'll be entitled to this will depend on both of your circumstances.

    It would be worth speaking to a local advice agency for a full benefits check.
    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.
  • mollssmollss Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you we would not be entitled to pension credit as my husband gets a works pension. Thank you so much for your advice


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. I'm assuming DWP know about the pension and industrial injuries benefit because both of these will reduce the amount of Income Related ESA £1 for £1.
    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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