Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA lump sum pension.

Hi I am new to this forum and claiming benefits for the first time so forgive me if my question has already been discussed.
I have just completed my 13 week assessment for ESA and been put into the support group from January 2020. I receive a small occupational pension resulting in a deduction of £2.35 from my weekly ESA. I have another pension which I intended to cash in next September when I am 55 of £6300, however they have agreed to pay out early due to my recent cancer diagnosis. I intend to save this money to use for my funeral when it is needed. Do I need to tell DWP that I have cashed in this pension? This is the only savings I have.

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