Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA AND STATE PENSION

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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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    To add to my advice, state pension is paid in arrears, like ESA is so you shouldn't any weeks without money.
    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.
  • scape1960scape1960 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    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
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should receive a letter from DWP explaining everything, which will have details of your final payment date.
    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.
  • scape1960scape1960 Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • scotleagscotleag Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    This query has set me thinking. Is it netiquette to start a new thread or ask here?
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,699 Disability Gamechanger
    @scotleag :D It might be better to start a new thread dedicated to your query.  
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  • scotleagscotleag Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    Thank you. I'll do that
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