Posted , 4 users are following.


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

0 likes, 15 replies

Report / Delete

15 Replies

  • Posted


    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.

    Report / Delete Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up