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ESA AND STATE PENSION

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scape1960
scape1960 Community member Posts: 75 Connected
Hi, although I rarely post on here, I do visit quite a lot because of the valuable advice and info you can find out. It's great to see you back poppy123456, I have missed your knowledge! My question is, I retire on 29th Oct but don't receive a part payment (approx £240) until 7th Nov and then my first normal 4 weekly payment on 5th Dec. Will I just be paid my ESA up until my state pension retirement date or the date I actually start receiving money. TIA

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,136 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI and thank you for those kind words :)

    Your ESA will end when you reach state pension age this is because ESA is a working age benefit. Whether you'll be entitled to pension credit as well as your state pension will depend on your circumstances.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,136 Disability Gamechanger
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    To add to my advice, state pension is paid in arrears, like ESA is so you shouldn't any weeks without money.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • scape1960
    scape1960 Community member Posts: 75 Connected
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    Thanks Poppy, that was what I was wondering _ as my state pension starts officially 29th of October, I was thinking my last payment would be on 28th Oct (that would be my usual payment day) but if it's backdated will I get some more later? T
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    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,136 Disability Gamechanger
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    You should receive a letter from DWP explaining everything, which will have details of your final payment date.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • scape1960
    scape1960 Community member Posts: 75 Connected
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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    @scotleag :D It might be better to start a new thread dedicated to your query.  
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