Esa invalidity benefit etc.

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Hi folk. Just a query which I not thought of before. I've been on esa for some 7-8 years now. Before that invalidity for quite a while. I'm now 57.what happens when I turn 67?do they move me to state pension benefit? If so what would that mean? Would my state benefit be lower than the benefit I'm on now?I'm only on esa support group benefit.no pip etc, nothing. Just £125 a week. Many thanks. Ian.

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    Hi,

    ESA is a working age benefit and this will stop once you reach state pension age. A few months before you reach that age you will be asked to apply for your state pension. To check your pension forecast then you'll need to make an online account with HMRC and all your details will be on there.

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    Hi Ian do you own your own property or do you rent or share, obviously you are still working to be claiming ESA otherwise you would be claiming pension credit

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      HI Alexandria,

      ESA is a benefit for those with a limited capability for work,the majority of people don't work while claiming this, unless it's permitted work they are doing and then it has to be less than 16 hours per week. It's a working age benefit and as Ian is under state pension age then they won't be claiming pension credit.

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    Hi Ian

    When you reach state pension age, the DWP will stop your ESA and invite you to claim your state pension. The state pension will be more than your ESA payment.

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