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    • Col81
    • By Col81 12th Sep 17, 4:18 PM
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    Housing benefit & state pension
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    • 12th Sep 17, 4:18 PM
    Housing benefit & state pension 12th Sep 17 at 4:18 PM
    Hi,

    My mum is just retiring she is on ESA and gets housing benefit she has no savings or any private or company pensions. She has been told she will get £150 a week state pension, i presume her housing benefit will just continue is this correct?
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    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 12th Sep 17, 5:53 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:53 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 5:53 PM
    Hi,

    My mum is just retiring she is on ESA and gets housing benefit she has no savings or any private or company pensions. She has been told she will get £150 a week state pension, i presume her housing benefit will just continue is this correct?
    Originally posted by Col81
    £150 is less than the Government state a retired person need to live on. She should get a top up of Pension Credit of about £9 per week. She will need to apply for this.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • Col81
    • By Col81 13th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
    Sorry that was a approximate. i presume with her having a very low income the housing benefit will just continue?
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 13th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 5:22 PM
    Sorry that was a approximate. i presume with her having a very low income the housing benefit will just continue?
    Originally posted by Col81
    Don;t assume.

    She needs to inform the Local Authority of her change in circumstances and see what they say
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 13th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
    Is her State pension more than her ESA? As P00hsticks says, she needs to speak to her LA and may have to re-submit her claim.
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