Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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will I lose any of my ESA support benefits when i get my pension

I am currently on ESA support group, I have the obligatory living expenses plus I receive extra money for being severely disabled and disability income guarantee and extra money for being in a support group. I also get PIP. I get my pension in a few weeks, so will I lose any of the above benefits. I have been told by some that I wont lose some of these benefits. anyone have any information that can help please. Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    Hi,

    Your ESA will stop completely because it's a working age benefit. This will include the disability income guarantee which is otherwise known as the Enhanced disability premium because it's only paid when receiving Income Related ESA.

    The severe disability premium (£65.85 per week)  will be paid through pension credit, which you can claim. To claim this once your state pension starts you'll need to ring the pension credit claims line. See link. https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit/how-to-claim

    PIP will continue for as long as you remain entitled to it.

    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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