Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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HeatherAHeatherA Member Posts: 1 Listener
I receive contribution based ESA Support Group. I retired on health grounds.  I reach state pension age next week. Do I need to inform ESA or does it automatically stop whe I receive my State Pension?


  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,401 Disability Gamechanger
    Theology HeatherA, welcome I think you will find you will get your state pension and your ESA will stop and I expect you will have to claim  pension credit, but it won't do any harm to ring DWPmand ask what happens regarding your ESA when you start getting your pension. They may point you in the right direction other wise call you n at your local CAB.Happy retirement. 
  • despondentdespondent Member Posts: 88 Connected
    edited July 2018
    Hi HeatherA, the government are suppose to send you a letter a few months before your retirement outlining your pension and what you will get. Are you sure that you are meant to retire next week? The Governent have over the last few years constantly changed the retirement age for both men and woman. I was meant to retire at 60 now it is 67. check out what your retirement age is by clicking this link.

    if you are due to retire next week then contact the DWP as previously advised and find out your entitlements. A good thing is you will not longer have to have Mandatory fit for work interviews.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @HeatherA and welcome to the community! I hope you get the answers you are looking for :)

  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering

    You should have had a letter about 4 months before your retirement date.

    You should contact them, to find out what is going on. Tel: 0800 731 7898.
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