ESA

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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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