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Hi, my name is 42Lee!

42Lee Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I am just wondering if other people are waiting to be transferred from ESA to PIP, I have a lifetime award, but I am reading that it means nothing when you transfer over. 


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 9,728 Scope online community team
    Hello @42Lee and a warm welcome to the community.

    ESA and PIP are different benefits and it isn’t possible to transfer from one to the other.
    Could you mean ESA and transferring to Universal Credit or DLA and transferring to PIP? 
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 7,406 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community 
  • 42Lee
    42Lee Community member Posts: 3 Listener
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,359 Disability Gamechanger
    @42Lee hi and welcome from me also, did you have a good Christmas?
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 7,406 Disability Gamechanger
    42Lee said:
    Thank you.
    Your welcome 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
    As Adrian said there is no such thing as a transfer from ESA to PIP.

    DLA to PIP transfers should have been completed a long time ago but haven't yet been finished and were suspended for a while. There are people still waiting - although you can apply for PIP voluntarily without being asked if you think that is beneficial. Those in Scotland will not transfer to PIP because it has been replaced by the Adult Disability Payment.

    Given that PIP has been swamped by a huge increase in new claims I can't see them managing to progress DLA to PIP transfers any time soon. Although it's now 9 years since they started the process I think there are still about 250,000 waiting to be called for transfer!

    If you mean ESA to UC then they have barely started and have now been delayed util 2028.
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  • 42Lee
    42Lee Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited December 2022
    Yes, sorry, I meant DLA to pip. I am dreading going through it after all the horror stories I have read about the process.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Afternoon @42Lee welcome to our great group, the best forum on line, my opinion anyway.
    Is it the PIP process your worried about, i know it can be stressful but we do have a lot of members that have had good experiences and out come.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,551 Disability Gamechanger
    There's still many many people that are yet to be invited to apply for PIP and are still claiming DLA. Providing you were born after 9th April 1948 then you will be invited to apply at some point (unless you live in Scotland) then you maybe invited to apply for Adult Disability Payment (ADP) instead.
    When this will be is anyone's guess.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello and welcome @42Lee I can understand why you're feeling so anxious, I transferred from DLA to PIP (quite a few years ago now), and it can be a stressful process!

    There's always support and guidance out there, so please reach out when you need to and we'll do what we can to assist :) 
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