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ESA contribution based / support group & PIP

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mojocain
mojocain Community member Posts: 18 Listener
edited March 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Will / should enhanced both daily care & mobility  PIP affect my ESA  contribution based / support group payments?
Thanks 

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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi mojocain,

    Contribution-based ESA is not affected by you getting PIP. But you should check in case the PIP award means you are now entitled to income-related ESA as well. You should tell the DWP about your PIP award and any other income you have (including income of a partner you live with and any work they do) in case you're entitled to income-related ESA to top up your contribution-based ESA.

    Income-related ESA is useful - if you are entitled, it means you can get other help such as free prescriptions.

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:

  • mojocain
    mojocain Community member Posts: 18 Listener
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    Thanks Will. I wrote DWP ESA 6 weeks ago informing of pip award, including copy of award, and asking will it affect my ESA but no reply, so wrote again 3 weeks ago, still no reply, so I came on here.
    I will ask my social worker to phone them when he visits me soon instead of a 3rd letter.
    Cheers.
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