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TOPIC: Small Pension.

Small Pension. 1 week 4 days ago #227700

I turn 60 in a few months and have had a letter to say I can apply for my (NHS) pension. As I'd only paid in for a few years it is very small, roughly £30 a week.

I'm apprehensive to phone the DWP and ask for info. as I fear even just inquiring might trigger a re-assessment and the dreaded path to UC.

I'm on ESA IR WRAG. I accept that it is likely that the amount is deducted, penny for penny but I will need to either tell them or not claim my pension.

Could I ask what is the best way to proceed?

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Small Pension. 1 week 4 days ago #227714

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Susan

Unless you are required by the terms of the pension to take payments now then you should be able to leave it until you reach what is called Pension Credit Age, this is your State Retirement Age if you are a woman and the SRA for a woman born on the same day as you if you are a man.

If you do take the pension then it will be deducted from your ESA £ for £.

Gordon
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