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TOPIC: Help

Help 9 months 3 weeks ago #175259

I was wondering if anyone could help please.i had a medical two years ago for esa benifit was refused it the assessor twisted everything I said and lost it I went through the process of of getting work related activity group for a year when this ended in 2014 I was told by job centre staff they couldn't find me no work and was told to go for reconsideration which after another medical I finally won my esa back now I have had a form to fill out because I claim low rate dla which I have had for years I was just wondering if I lose dla would it by any way affect my esa claim in any way I am 63 years old and will retire at the end of June 2017 just concerned they will look at my esa claim if they refuse me dla thank you

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Help 9 months 3 weeks ago #175282

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

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All I can say is that we have never seen a failed PIP claim being used to trigger an ESA reassessment.

Please make full use of our PIP guide, the criteria are very different from those for DLA.

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 about your PIP without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it makes things easier for us - and I hope you will find it usefull too :)

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Help 8 months 2 weeks ago #177884

Could someone please help me?
I lost my incapacity benefit a couple of years ago I appealed against their desition and was put on work related for 12months when this ended I was told by job centre that they could not find me a job because of my age I and my medical conditions I am due to retire in July this year I had an assessment and won it back I have mental and pysical conditions at the assessment I was so ill with my mental state that she did not do my physical side I claim also flat low care due to my physical capabilitys I have now got a form to apply for pip I was just wondering if I lost my flat or pip could I lose my esa because I had lost my dla
Also recived today an appointment for dla assessment I am quite worried about losing both benifots at once. Thank you Janet smith

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Help 8 months 2 weeks ago #177897

Hi Janet,

I have merged your query with the previous topic about your PIP as we ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic.

I am rather confused by your statement that, having applied for PIP, you now have an assessment for your DLA.

PIP is replacing PIP, a claimant can be on one or the other but not both.

I suspect that you actually have an appointment for a PIP assessment. There is a section in our PIP guide that explains what to expect.

I can only re-iterate that we have never seen a failed PIP claim used to trigger an ESA reassessment.

If you have further questions or comments about your PIP, please reply to this message, rather than starting a new topic, and we will do our best to help. You will find it easily in future if you bookmark/favourite it on your web browser now. Alternatively, if you click on your username (in blue when you are logged into the forum) it will bring up a list of all your previous messages :)

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