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JSA and deferred pension

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LizMSELizMSE Forumite
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I have been made redundant and need to sign up for JSA. I have a private pension which I do not want to claim yet, I’m 60 and if I start claiming now it will reduce my payments. Will the private pension reduce my JSA and do I need to declare it on the JSA application. Any advice gratefully received, I can not make head nor tail out off the gov.uk website.

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  • sammyjammysammyjammy Forumite
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    Assuming from what you say the pension is not actually due yet then no you don't have to declare it and it won't impact your payments.
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  • calcotticalcotti Forumite
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    Money in a pension fund is ignored for all benefits until you reach state pension age.

    Unless you have savings over £16,000 which exclude you it may be better to claim Universal Credit rather than JSA spending on your circumstances. https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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