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TOPIC: Teddington's PIP Queries

Teddington's PIP Queries 2 months 2 days ago #170264

Hi,
I am receiving ESA - contribution based ( support group) and PIP - both enhanced award

I live with my husband and our young daughter .

My husband is looking after me and he does everything for me. He is not claiming carers allowance because we thought if we claim it then our housing benefit amount will reduce . So would be receiving the same amount anyway. My husband recently lost his job because he had to take so much time off. He isn't claiming any benefit.
I should have asked this long time ago but can I claim any sort of disability premium ? When my husband was working we were receiving extra money for working tax credit (disability element I think ) .
I am confused (again ) .

Thank you very much for all your help .
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Teddington's PIP Queries 2 months 7 hours ago #170340

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Teddington

You may be able to receive the Enhanced Disability Premium if your husband is no longer working, for being in the Support Group, but only if you are entitled to an Income Related ESA top-up to your Contribution Based ESA.

ESA(IR) is dependant on your household income, your savings and assets, and any hours that your partner works. See

Asset rule for ESA(IR)

24 hour work rule for ESA(IR)

You could also put your personal details into one of the online benefit calculators to see what other benefits you could now receive, such as Carers Allowance.

www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

Gordon
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Teddington's PIP Queries 4 weeks 1 day ago #173452

Hi,

I had my PIP review last year and been awarded for 2 years. A year later this week I have received my ' Award review form - how your disability effect you form ' (this is the description of form on the front letter) . PIP 1043 is the number.

This form is shorter than what I filled last two times.

My condition has not changed since last year. Only some of my medications have changed and my consultants. My needs and difficulties have not changed.

Are there anything I need to be aware of while filling this form since I filled other one last year ?

I will have to tick 'no change ' for most activities. Can I still write what I cannot do / how etc under small space??

Can I enclose the letters/ supporting evidences that I sent previously with this form again ?


Thank you very much again.

Ted
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Teddington's PIP Queries 4 weeks 1 day ago #173472

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Teddington

It's up to you how much information you provide as they should be using your previous form as part of the process of reassessment. Have a look at the current PIP Claim guide as it covers the issues with filling in this new form.

Gordon
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Teddington's PIP Queries 4 weeks 22 hours ago #173493

Thank you very much Gordon. At my last review ; I sent new letters etc and also my old letters that i used at my initial application together. So they had all information together . This form says don't send the previous letters etc. I want to do the same again this time but I don't want to do something wrong.
I will ask my doctor again for a new letter . If I can't get the new letter then would it look very bad for me ? It was only last year I had my review and awarded the same as previous ones.

Many thanks again Gordon .

Ted
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Teddington's PIP Queries 3 weeks 5 days ago #173545

I am sorry about my previous message as I don't think I made any sense. :unsure:

I filled PIP2 form twice and this AR1 has completely confused me .

I have read your PIP guide again including the information about new form.

I am not sure what to do . Almost my all conditions haven't changed since my last review (last year). I will tick no change but I still want to explain what and why I cannot do the tasks etc. Do I need to write them very detailed like I did on PIP2 or can I just put a few sentence explanations for them under each questions?? I know I don't have to write anything if there is no change but I don't feel right about sending this form with 'ticks' only .
I am sorry for asking the same question again. I am very confused and I think I am looking for reassurance .

Many thanks again.
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