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PIP and ESA 9 months 2 weeks ago #196621

Looking for some guidance please.

My mother receives ESA (support group) and has done for about 2/3 years. She also recently won her PIP tribunal and was placed in the enhanced care and mobility groups.

A few days ago she received an ESA form to complete; I assume this is for renewal. My question is that will she need to go through another assessment? The PIP assessment affected her mental health very badly, and I’d hate for her to go through all of that again given she just went through a very similar process for PIP.

Thank you.

PIP and ESA 9 months 2 weeks ago #196623


PIP and ESA 9 months 2 weeks ago #196626

Hi NR 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 ESA and PIP are very different, so I'm afraid having being awarded one does not do away with the need for the other to be (re)assessed. If the claimant has included enough information on the ESA50 form, it is possible that an award can be made without a face to face assessment but this is entirely at the discretion of the assessor.

Please make full use of our ESA guide when completing the ESA50 form


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 mother's ESA 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 helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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