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PIP & ESA

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DD91
DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
edited August 2023 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I just got a letter saying my esa is going to be £208.80 a fortnight instead of £237 the reason on the letter says “A change in Money coming in” the only other money I get is from pip I thought they two benefits weren’t related? Is it because I’m getting a higher pip rate than last time? 
Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    A higher PIP award shouldn't reduce your ESA. I can't work out what your ESA includes, did you mean to say that it's been reduced to £208.80/week instead of a fortnight? if so, are you living with a partner that is named on your ESA? or do you live alone? are you receiving any pensions?

    Sorry for the questions but it's difficult to advise without more information.
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Hi No it’s being reduced to £104.40 a week, I live with my mum and I don’t get any other money apart from ESA and PIP 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
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    Which ESA are you claiming? New style ESA/Contributions based or Income Related? If it's Income Related does your mum claim a disability benefit herself such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or AA? are there any other adults living with you?
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    I think it’s Income related, my mum is on the new Scottish pip thing and UC my brother lives with us but he works 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you in the Support Group? Are you claiming carers allowance for look after your mum? If you’re in the Support Group and not claiming carers allowance then you will need to ring ESA to ask them why it’s reduced. 
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    I’m not in the support group and I’m not claiming carers allowance neither is my mum 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    I’m sorry you will need to ring them on Tuesday when they open. 

    I have tried several times to work out the figures but they are not matching up with the amount you’re receiving. Unless there’s a deduction for something you’re not aware of.

    Does your PIP include Enhanced daily living? I’m also assuming that your ESA claim started before 3rd April 2017?
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Hi I receive standard daily living and enhanced mobility, and yea I received ESA before April 2017
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then without deductions your ESA should be £118.50/week. (£237/fortnight) 

    In the letter you received It should have given you details of what’s included in your ESA, including any possible deductions. 
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    Hi Poppy thank you I feel really stupid  :# I’m at my dads and my mum said it was £104.40 I’ve just seen the letter and that was what I got in 2021 for April 2023 it’s still £118.50 thank you for your help and I’m sorry for wasting your time next time I will wait to see the letter myself lol 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oops 😂 it’s no problem we all make mistakes. At least you now know everything is ok. 
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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    I’m embarrassed just thinking about it  :D  :D
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Haha don’t be, it’s funny 😂
    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.
  • DD91
    DD91 Community member Posts: 97 Connected
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