Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Hi, my name is janiedoll!

I am currently receiving PIP and Employment and Support Allowance.  I am still employed but have been on long term sickness.  If my employer offered me a package to retire early, would I still be eligible for ESA?


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @janiedoll

    A very very big welcome to you this mourning.

    I had to take early retirment about 4yrs ago due to ill health.

    I have been on esa for a few yrs now.

    My wife works full time as well & we have a young family.

    Please please let me know if you would like further info/advice/support ?????

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi janiedoll and welcome

    Is there a possibility that you may be able to return to work ?
    Which ESA group are you in ?
    Is your employer still paying you SP ?

    Simply put If nothing changes with your health condition then you will continue to be eligible for ESA under the terms that you first claimed it

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • janiedolljaniedoll Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you both for your reply.  

    steve51, did you have a pension scheme at your work and did your early retirement have an impact on that?

    CockneyRebel, my condition is degenerative so I won't be returning to work.  I am on the income related group I think and yes, I still have an income from my employer.

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