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I was on sickness benefit in 1995 and retired on an ill health/injury

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I was on sickness benefit in 1995 and retired on an ill health/injury pension and then received incapacity benefit. As far as I was aware it was not necessary to declare my pension as my incapacity benefit was deducted from my pension. I think in 2012 I was moved to ESA contribution based I was never questioned about my pension and have not declared it. Can you assure me that because it was not necessary to declare it while claiming incapacity benefit that the same rule applies now.I must state that I have never been asked to declare my pension or any savings. My husband died in June 2015 and I know receive a widows pension from his works. The reason that has prompted this question is I have a severely disabled daughter who is on ESA income related and she was awarded a pension from my husbands pension fund which I had to declare because her ESA is income related. Do I need to declare my widows pension. At the moment my ESA has stopped because I am receiving bereavement allowance. I would be grateful if you could put my mind at rest.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Sorry, I'm not sure I really understand what has happened here. You seem to have declared it anyway?