Esa/State pension

Mother got payment of ESA on 02/01/2024 she gets paid every 2 weeks. Her next payment will be 16/01/2024. But she turns 66 on 12/01/2024 and state pension will start she is going to get £715.16 from 12/012024 to 6/02/2024. First payment will be on 6/01/2024

is the above all correct?

Will she get another payment from ESA untill State pension starts?

Thanks

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  • Newcad
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    edited 3 January at 10:33PM
    Her ESA will (should) end automatically when she reaches SPA, and so she will be due a final partial payment of ESA (up to and including the 11th).
    If for some reason that doesn't happen and they pay a full 2 weeks ESA she should contact ESA about that and they will want the extra few days worth back.
    Note that if you are on UC rather than ESA then it's different. You should tell UC when you reach SPA.
    (Because the UC computer is on a different system and they don't always know unless you tell them).
    You do it in the 'Change of circumstances' section of your UC account once you have reached SPA.
    Because UC is calculated monthly UC is more generous when you reach SPA.
    There is no immediate cut off and UC continues to be paid until the end of your assessment period after you reach SPA.
    That final UC payment does not affect your pension and so you can get paid 'double benefits', both UC and State Pension, for a few days or weeks - depending on just when in your AP your birthday falls.
    EDIT- Just to clarify a couple of things;
    Your final UC AP is the one during which you reach SPA, you are paid UC to the end of that AP.
    If you are part of a Mixed Age Couple on UC then UC continues until the younger of you also reaches SPA and is then paid to the end of that AP.


  • pope
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    Newcad said:
    Her ESA will (should) end automatically when she reaches SPA, and so she will be due a final partial payment of ESA (up to and including the 11th).
    If for some reason that doesn't happen and they pay a full 2 weeks ESA she should contact ESA about that and they will want the extra few days worth back.
    Note that if you are on UC rather than ESA then it's different. You should tell UC when you reach SPA.
    (Because the UC computer is on a different system and they don't always know unless you tell them).
    You do it in the 'Change of circumstances' section of your UC account once you have reached SPA.
    Because UC is calculated monthly UC is more generous when you reach SPA.
    There is no immediate cut off and UC continues to be paid until the end of your assessment period after you reach SPA.
    That final UC payment does not affect your pension and so you can get paid 'double benefits', both UC and State Pension, for a few days or weeks - depending on just when in your AP your birthday falls.

    Thanks for your help. 1 more question perhaps you can help mother has 2 bedroom flat and also gets PIP enhanced care and mobility. Will she have to pay council tax as she is going onto SP?
  • peteuk
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    pope said
    Thanks for your help. 1 more question perhaps you can help mother has 2 bedroom flat and also gets PIP enhanced care and mobility. Will she have to pay council tax as she is going onto SP?
    She will be able to claim a council tax reduction, I will assume, as you've only mentioned your mother, she lives alone so may already be in receipt of a reduction.  Council tax is worked out on two adults in a property.  So therefore if she is living alone she should have already claimed a reduction. 
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    edited 3 January at 4:05PM
    peteuk said:
    pope said
    Thanks for your help. 1 more question perhaps you can help mother has 2 bedroom flat and also gets PIP enhanced care and mobility. Will she have to pay council tax as she is going onto SP?
    She will be able to claim a council tax reduction, I will assume, as you've only mentioned your mother, she lives alone so may already be in receipt of a reduction.  Council tax is worked out on two adults in a property.  So therefore if she is living alone she should have already claimed a reduction. 
    That is correct for Council Tax single person discount (national rules). 

    Locally she can apply for Council Tax Reduction, the eligibility criteria varies from local authority to local authority.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/council-tax/check-if-you-can-pay-less-council-tax/


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