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ESA and PIP

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by No1DeadlyPoison, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. No1DeadlyPoison

    No1DeadlyPoison Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I am claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and have heard that I could claim Personal Independence Payments (PIP), I have phoned PIP and they will be sending me a form to fill out, I am just wondering if PIP will affect my ESA in any way or are they to separate benefits and not affect each other.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No pip won't affect your benefits - my son gets both at full rate (not diabetic though) get some advice from citizens advice about filling it in as the wording makes a difference - there is a good site with lots of advice on filling in will see if I can find it for you :)
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    They are separate benefits.
    If PIP for your diabetes, I have no idea if that is why you want to apply.
    I get care side of PIP but that's for my mental health. I am due to renew mine and will put down my mobility problems. I do feel with PIP that it's hit or miss getting awarded. I do suggest the Cab to help fill it in
     
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    No1DeadlyPoison Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much! These forms are always so hard to do!
     
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    No1DeadlyPoison Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for replying, I also have mental health issues which is why I wanted to claim it. I guess all I can do it try and see if they will allow me to claim it :)
     
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    oopsupside Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have subscribed to Benefits & Work twice and have been successful twice. Filling out the forms is a pain but B and W make it less so.

     
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    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have my PIP f2f tomorrow. I also joined B&W before I completed the forms. Im absolutely bricking myself after reading all the comments online about these assessments.
     
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    oopsupside Type 2 · Active Member

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    I had a face to face assessment going from DLA to PIP and the person that I was assigned was very, very rude, aloof and made me feel stupid.... D
     
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