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TOPIC: Received esa50 form after receiving pip

Received esa50 form after receiving pip 1 month 2 weeks ago #170803

Hi everyone. I received 17 points for enhanced care on transfer from DLA to PIP after a medical. Two weeks later I received the esa50 form concerning my ESA, ( I am in support group). I sent my esa form off and now three weeks later have received a letter from DWP concerning my ESA claim. It said there has been a change in my claim ( transfer from DLA to PIP) and they have looked at my claim again and I will continue to be in the suppport group.

My main question is, does this mean no f2f for my ESA claim? Have they used the PIP medical report to decide my ESA claim?
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Received esa50 form after receiving pip 1 month 2 weeks ago #170813

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Terry

It seems likely but I would contact the DWP to confirm, their Decision letters have become increasingly obscure recently and it is becoming more and more difficult to understand their intent.

It's certainly possible for your PIP assessment report to have been used as one of the documents used to make the Decision but there would still have been an ESA report even if there was no face to face.

Gordon
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Received esa50 form after receiving pip 1 month 2 weeks ago #171113

Gordon

Do you need to include the PIP assessment report as supporting evidence with the ESA50 form? Or will the PIP assessment report automatically be accessed by DWP when they look through the ESA50 form?

Wendy
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Received esa50 form after receiving pip 1 month 2 weeks ago #171142

Hi Wendy,

No-one will look to see what else you are claiming so you should send in a copy of the PIP report if you think it will be helpful. Don't forget that the ESA criteria are different from those for PIP, so you should explain the relevance of the report and link it to the ESA descriptors.

ESA claims and appeals

May I ask that you start a topic of your own if you wish to ask further questions about your PIP claim? I know that many fora get cross if someone start a new topic when there is already one about the subject - but we prefer to keep everything to do with one claim/claimant separate from everything else so that we can be sure the correct information is given/taken :)
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Last Edit: 1 month 2 weeks ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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Received esa50 form after receiving pip 1 month 2 weeks ago #171226

Thank you and of course.

I thought my question was linked to Terry's post hence posting it where I did.

Many thanks for your response.
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