ESA and Pension credits.

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ESA and Pension credits.

Postby lurcher » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:22 pm

I posted yesterday that I have the questionnare for ESA. I was 64 in September. Someone posted that maybe I would be better on Pension Credits as opposed to ESA. They aslo commented that on Pension Credits I would have no form filling to do! I have checked and I get Pension Credit Guarantee. Does this mean anything to anyone? I have contacted CAB but as yet they have no got back to me. Thanks again for any help. JBD
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Re: ESA and Pension credits.

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:37 am

This is one subject i am not up on although i can say that you can call a benefits advisor for more information. :-)
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Re: ESA and Pension credits.

Postby fibro-lu » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:57 am

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Re: ESA and Pension credits.

Postby fibro-lu » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:13 pm

hi lurcher,

there are two more which might be helpfull, the first you have to become a member, the second one you can read up on stuff

http://thefullfacts.com/esa/forum/viewt ... f=18&t=810

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum? ... view=topic

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum? ... mitstart=0
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Re: ESA and Pension credits.

Postby zappa20 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:00 am

Hello,

It was me who posted this suggestion .A lot of people who are eligible to move onto pension credits have made the change over to avoid further ESA form filling and assessments. Some have even ended up slightly better off as well, depending on what other benefits they're in receipt of.

But it's really important you take advice from a qualified CAB or welfare advisor in relation to your own personal circumstances ie other beenfits you may be in receipt of, before making any decisions.

Would be great if you could update on how you got on, as it may be helful to other posters in a similar position.
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