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I have just won my ESA tribunal and been placed back into the support group.Don't know if i will be in income related or contribution based and how it will affect my pension.can anyone help. thanks

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    HI,

    Great news on the Tribunal win.

    That will totally depend on what you were on previously when your ESA stopped. Ring DWP and they will confirm exactly what it is you're claiming. You will need to ring them anyway to report your pension because even if you are claiming Contributions based, you still need to tell them.

    If your ESA is income related then your pension will affect your ESA £1 for £1.

    If your pension is Contributions based then any pension over £85 per week will affect your ESA 50p for every £1 over that amount.

    If your ESA is contributions based with an income related top up then you'll lose the top up £1 for £1. How much of the contributions based you'll receive will depend how much your pension is per week.

    If you received a lump sum and you're claiming Income related then anything over £6,000 will affect your ESA £1 for every £250 over that amount. Anything £16,000 and over and you won't be entitled to any ESA.

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      Hi Jackie,

      Yes when you claim state pension it does but this isn't state pension. It will be a works pension, which is completely different.

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      Hi John,

      How long have you been receiving that pension? and was the Tribunal because you were found fit for work previously? or because you were placed into the WRAG when the decision was made after your last assessment?

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      Hi Denise

      had my pension from end of February this year i was found fit for work last September.The lump sum i got is now gone the DWP know all about that and what pension i get.So all i need to know now is my ESA income or contribution will have to give them a ring.thanks

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      This means that your pension will reduce your ESA £1 for £1. Support Group Income related amount is £128.45 per week, which means you'll receive £36 per week ESA and this will be from when your pension started.

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      Had you said you claim as a couple with your wife then i could have advised you from the start that it would have been income related you're claiming. I could have then one the calculations straight away if you had given all the information. I can only give the correct advice based on the information given.

      Your ESA payment will be £56.20 per week as a couple then your wife will receive £66.15 Carers allowance and then you'll have your pension on top.

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