A question for you financial experts...
I have had SCA2 for over 5 years now and things are getting slowly (thankfully!) more difficult. So I am being forced to consider retiring at 55. I'm not sure about the following...
Can I at age 55...
Give up work AND
Continue to get PIP (presumably until state pension age when it becomes Attendance Allowance ?) AND
Make a new claim for ESA (again presumably until state pension age) AND
Start to drawdown my personal pension ?
(I don't want to retire at 55 but will have to (not sure I can do another 5 years at work TBH - I am now 50)) so I need to start figuring out how I will afford it).