I'm getting close to retirement age and "currently" in support group and was wondering what will happen in the future to my benefits, particularly how means tested/non means tested benefits affect what happens. I finally got a reply from them but as always they dont explain "why" you get certain things even though I asked.

I'm now more confused than I was before so here it is exactly as it was written.

ESA Contribution based:

Personal allowance: £73.10 (single rate)
Additional group component: £38.55 (Support Group)

Total £111.65 - not means tested

ESA Income Related based:

Personal allowance: £114.85 (couple rate)
Additional group component: £38.55 (Support Group)
Premiums: £60.95 (£36.85 Carers Premium + £24.10 couple Enhanced Disability Premium)

Total £214.35 per week - means tested

Minus

£66.15 Carers Allowance
£23.27 Occupational Pension income

Total per week £124.93 made up of £111.65 ESA C and £13.28 ESA IR

So it looks like I'm both means and non means tested for the same benefits ! does any of this make sense ?