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gerrys6
gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
I finally had a telephone consultation on December the 13 th i went over all I could remember that was on the form bearing in mind they have had it bk since June of 2021 I told them the new stuff like the fibromyalgia and how difficult my days are but she seemed most concerned about my mental health. I got a call from the decision maker one week later so 20 th of December good news they are upping me from standard daily living to enhanced but nothing for mobility . I m sure one of the two questions on mobility is about planning and following journeys I literally go nowhere alone I get terrible anxiety. Should they have gave me mobility? He also said he was putting a back payment to the march  of last year when the form was sent out! But nothing so far and also my esa has been looked into and they sent my payment today with jsa next to it not esa so now I’m doubly baffled . Any advice please x

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,946 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's two parts to mobility, following and planning a journey and moving around. Whether it's possible to score any points for either of those will totally depend on exactly how your conditions affect you. Before challenging the decision you should get some expert advice from an agency near you. This link will help you find what's local to you. https://advicelocal.uk/welfare-benefits
    gerrys6 said:
    also my esa has been looked into and they sent my payment today with jsa next to it not esa so now I’m doubly baffled . Any advice please x
    When a payment is manually made it has JSA next to it instead of the usual EESA, nothing to worry about. Why is your ESA being looked into?



    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.
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  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    They’re looking at the esa because I’ve been awarded enhanced rate of pip and I assume the decision maker contacted them . But no back payment from pip and he said he was sending it last Tuesday so I’m a bit baffled I’m on the phone now but probably be ages yet it’s already been half hour !
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    Why is your ESA being looked into?
    Perhaps for SDP if the ESA is income based but you would expect ESA to need to speak to OP to confirm that they meet the qualifying conditions.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    I don’t know what the abbreviations mean sorry… and the criteria for planning and following a journey my anxiety and depression which is why they ve put me on enhanced rate for daily living but surely mental health problems especially anxiety like mine would and does make me not go out without someone I certainly wouldn’t be able to plan and follow a journey nor go out without someone to a familiar place even.. it’s very confusing 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    I don’t know what the abbreviations mean sorry… 
    No need to apologise. If you now get Daily living PIP, if you live alone and nobody claims carer's Allowance or the carer element if UC for looking after you then you may be entitled to a Severe Disability Premium added to your ESA. I would expect ESA to need to check whether you qualify.

    If you meet the conditions, once you have your PIP award letter, speak to ESA.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    thank you yes my daily living award has gone up from standard to enhanced and yes I expect my esa has been looked at because I do qualify for the 17.75 will they backdate it to the same date as pip have done ? 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,182 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    thank you yes my daily living award has gone up from standard to enhanced and yes I expect my esa has been looked at because I do qualify for the 17.75 will they backdate it to the same date as pip have done ? 
    That's good news 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,946 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    thank you yes my daily living award has gone up from standard to enhanced and yes I expect my esa has been looked at because I do qualify for the 17.75 will they backdate it to the same date as pip have done ? 
    That will be the Enhanced disability premium which is automatically paid if claiming Income Related ESA. The SDP that's been mentioned (Severe disability premium) is £69.40/week and is paid if you live alone or classed as living alone and no one claims either carers allowance or carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you.
    How much is your ESA per week? If you can tell us this we'll be able to tell you what's included with that amount.

    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    What ESA group are you in, the WRAG or the Support Group?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    I’m in the support group think I was already getting a premium though and I don’t know how much I actually get because loans are taken off 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    If you are in the Support Group you should already be getting the Enhanced Disability Premium of £17.75. PIP makes no difference to that. PIP may however, as already discussed, make you eligible for the Severe Disability Premium.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    I just got off the phone he said I’m getting the most I can be getting so sdp as well why would I be getting both those top up benefits ? When my pip was only on standard until now ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,946 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    I just got off the phone he said I’m getting the most I can be getting so sdp as well why would I be getting both those top up benefits ? When my pip was only on standard until now ? 

    SDP is payable when claiming either rate of daily living PIP. (providing the other criteria applies) https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/severe-disability-premium

    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    We don’t yet know if OP meets the conditions because SDP because they haven’t said and OP hasn’t said what their ESA actually includes nor what the entitlement amount is. However if they are satisfied with response from ESA there is no need for us to know.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,946 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    We don’t yet know if OP meets the conditions because SDP because they haven’t said and OP hasn’t said what their ESA actually includes nor what the entitlement amount is.

    Yes i know that, which is why i said "providing the other criteria applies." I did ask how much their ESA is per week but no figures were mentioned.

    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    We don’t yet know if OP meets the conditions because SDP because they haven’t said and OP hasn’t said what their ESA actually includes nor what the entitlement amount is. 
    Yes i know that, which is why i said "providing the other criteria applies." I did ask how much their ESA is per week but no figures were mentioned. 
    My post wasn’t a comment on your post, just an observation.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    What it seems is that I’m getting enhanced disability premium and severe disability premium which I wondered is that correct since I’ve only just been awarded enhanced daily living pip.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    What it seems is that I’m getting enhanced disability premium and severe disability premium which I wondered is that correct since I’ve only just been awarded enhanced daily living pip.
    The increase in your PIP makes no difference. As already advised you get the EDP because you are in the Support Group and can get the SDP if you get Daily Living PIP at either level.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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