Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Shara63Shara63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
does taking a small private pension that you have interfere with my ESA, I also receive rent rebate, plus help with my community charge


  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,337 Disability Gamechanger

    I assume you're on income based ESA?

    A regular pension could affect that depending on how much the payment would be each week.

    If you're taking it as a lump sum, you are allowed up to £6k in savings without any problem.  Between £6k-£16k you would lose some ESA (£1 per week for every £250 saved). 

    I hope that helps but feel free to give us a little more info for some more specific advice.

  • Shara63Shara63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, so can I assume that it would also interfere with a rent rebate, plus also a community charge rebate??, also I i were to die before taking a private pension does the full pension go into your estate if you have left a will or is it only a percentage that goes in. Also if you live with a partner but are not yet married does that have an effect on the out come.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Shara63, how are you? Are you still looking for some advice? :)

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