esa v ill health pension

I’ve been told by someone that if I gave up work through ill health which is looking probable I could claim contributory Esa £72 a week but if I get a ill health pension they’ll deduct some esa does anyone know how much pension I can have before they reduce the esa ? It would be a very small pension. Thanks sparkly x

If I remember rightly they disregard the first £85 of pension. Any pension over that they reduce the ESA by 50p for every pound.

Hope that makes sense.


It does thanks sarah I don’t think my pension will be more than £85 a week ( if I get it ) sparkly x