Hi all, this is my first post here... This question is for a friend of mine, who is on Income Related ESA and has a small occupational pension fund - about £30K - which she thought was locked up until she was 60. Well, it turns out this is not the case, because of ill health she could draw on it, the princely sum of £10 a week.
DWP are asking for a pension statement. Does this mean she has to draw her pension early? We know that any such payments will be deducted from her ESA. Or, can she wait till she reaches normal retirement age, because who knows, she might get well again which would be lovely.
Thanks for reading.
x clouty x