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How does my private pension affect my benefits now I’m 50
Hi I’m gillian29,I claim enhanced pip,and esa and am in the support group,and up until last week I was getting child tax credit and child benefit for my son,that has ended because he has finished college and is now looking for a apprenticeship.I have also lost my severe disability benefit,and am really going to struggle now.When I was working I saved a small personal pension £26,000,I have just been told I could take it all now that I’ve just turned fiftyor just take 25% tax free or leave it till I’m retirement age 67.Do I have to declare my pension to the benefits people and how does it effect my benefits.will they stop my benefits as I have over £6000,I only want totake out £5500 to get a new washing machine bed,and a recliner chair,and would like to keep the rest for when I retire.Hope you can help me it’s really worrying me