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Reapplying for ESA age 65? Can I get help with council tax and mortgage payment on pension credit?

sambestsambest Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello I have just turned 65 and I Have received 2 letters 
from pension credit service asking to apply 
and from Esa to confirm that it will end 

the question is 
can I re apply for ESA at aged 65
if I apply for pension credit 
will i still get help with council tax and help with mortgage interest payments 

thanks 
mr best 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 23
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • sambestsambest Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thankyou but can’t someone explain to me here 
  • sambestsambest Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Can I claim any other benefit if esa will stop
    because I live alone and am unwell 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 23
    Is your ESA ending because you aren't in the support group and you've been on it for 12 months? Do you get PIP?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,194 Pioneering
    edited February 23
    sambest said:
    Hello I have just turned 65 and I Have received 2 letters 
    from pension credit service asking to apply 
    and from Esa to confirm that it will end 

    the question is 
    can I re apply for ESA at aged 65
    if I apply for pension credit 
    will i still get help with council tax and help with mortgage interest payments 

    thanks 
    mr best 
    To be clear - when does the ESA letter say it will end? If it on the date of your 66th birthday that is because you reach pension age and ESA cannot be paid beyond pension age.

    I am surprised Pension Credit have been in touch if you have only just turned 65. You cannot receive Pension credit until you reach pension age and would not be able to apply sooner than four months before that date.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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