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TOPIC: ESA Support Group and new PIP claim

ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 3 days ago #164730

Hi there, :) My husband is in support group for ESA- been in it for a couple of yrs now. We are in the process of gathering information for a claim for PIP from DLA. Just wondering if being in the support group will help him with the pip claim at all? Any info will be great- thanks in advance.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 3 days ago #164808

Hi Sarah and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

The criteria for PIP and ESA are very different. After all, it is entirely possible for someone to claim enhanced rate PIP and work full time.

However, if your husband's ESA was awarded for a descriptor that is similar to one for PIP (such as mobility), it might help to include prof of the award with the PIP claim. If you actually have a copy of the assessor's report (ESA85 if he had a face2face assessment, ESA85a if he did not) then this might also be helpful - you can ask DWP for one if you don't already have it.

The PIP guide is here, please make good use of it

PIP help for claimants

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments relating to your husband's PIP claim without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one place - and I hope you will find it helpful too :)
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 2 days ago #164926

Hi Mrs.Hurtyback thanks for your reply. :)

For my husband's ESA assessment we got a letter from doctors to request a home assessment- then we got a letter from Atos saying he doesn't need to attend an examination at the moment and that the case as been referred back to our local social security office.
Would the letter from doctors and Atos help with his new PIP claim?

I have saved this page to my favioutes so I don't lose it so i can reply quicker.

:) Again thxs for your reply.
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 2 days ago #164944

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Sarah wrote:
Would the letter from doctors and Atos help with his new PIP claim?

It really depends on the letters contents, if it is generic then there should be no problem using it, if it was specific to ESA then it will be more difficult and will depend on what areas and how they overlap with PIP.

In either case, make sure that you tie the letter to the contents of the PIP2 to confirm your husband's limitations.

Gordon
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 1 day ago #164981

Hi Gordon, Thxs for reply. :)

The doctors letter doesn't say nothing about ESA, it does state in the letter that my husband is wheelchair bound and that he suffers with chronic back pain due to a motorbike accident he had. It also states his medication as well.

So that should be ok to put in with the claim?

I'm getting statements from family members as well- which i hope will help.

Sorry about all these questions, all this PIP stuff is new to me- I'm just gathering as much info as i can to support my husband claim for PIP. We did ok when it was DLA.

My husband is worried as he doesn't want to lose his mobility car as that's the only bit of independence he as left.

Again thanks for your reply :)
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ESA Support Group and new PIP claim 4 months 1 day ago #164993

Hi Sarah,

Yes, the doctor's letter sounds helpful.
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