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Should I have received ESA?

martin45martin45 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have been getting esa for years but I am now getting my state pension I received my first payment for 2 weeks today and my esa was due today shouldn't I still have received a payment I thought it was always payed in arrears

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 705 Pioneering
    Hello and welcome to the community Im sorry I don't know the answer to your query just wanted to say Hi. I am sure someone will be able to help 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,301 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @martin45 I will tag my friend @poppy123456 who will be able to advise you. Please let us know if you need any further help :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    It will totally depend on what date you reached state pension age and when your last payment for ESA was. ESA is not paid from the date you reached state pension age.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 1,693 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @martin45 - Welcome to the community. The reason your ESA has stopped is because you are now of state pension age, & have just received your first state pension. ESA is for those of a job working age, & payable until you receive your state pension, sorry.
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