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I have had a PIP medical around May 2017, why do i have to have an ESA medical August 2017?

TEENATEENA Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
I have had a PIP medical around May 2017, why do i have to have an ESA medical August 2017? My PIP claim is approved.
Thanks

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TEENA welcome to the community.

    I have moved your post to the ask a benefits advisor category so you can get some advice.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Hi @TEENA

    It's because they are totally unrelated benefits with completely different criteria and you therefore need assessing separately for each.

    Kind regards,

    Mary

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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TEENA

    A very big welcome to you I do hope that we can help you further with this ????

    Yes both of these benefits are unrelated to each other.

    Meaning that they stand alone & both have their own criteria's.

    This is why you have to have two medical's !!!!

    I do hope that this has cleared things up ???

    Please let us know if we can help you further ????

  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Teena - as Mary and steve51 say, these are benefits which have their own rules, assessment processes and eligibility criteria BUT it's worth bearing in mind that in some circumstances information about your claim for each benefit might be shared within the DWP, so you need to ensure that what you are saying about your condition and limitations is consistent across both benefits. While you are waiting for your ESA medical, then it's worth doing some research on the ESA points system, as it is not the same as the PIP scoring system. You need to make sure that know where you are likely to score points, and try and get some evidence to support your claim if possible. You can find excellent information on the ESA system on the benefits calculator (Turn2us) part of this Scope website, on the Disability Rights UK site, and on www.benefitsandwork.co.uk.
    Hope this helps!
    Jayne
    The Benefits Training Co:
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    Michael Chambers
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  • amoamo Member Posts: 1 Connected
    I have now learn't so much from just looking through others support and help.  Mine is due for renewl to PIP in Septermber and I suffer from Anxiety Stress and Deprression and the thought of having to go through all that I scaring me just adding to my already fragile state. How do I go about getting a support worker who can be with me every step of the way as Yeovil CAB are subbish and so  not help and give support.  That is why I am truning to Scope to get as much support and advice as I can.
    Many thanks
    Amo
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi amo,

    There are various sources of support in different areas depending on your condition and what type of organisation the local council fund. I can't signpost you but the Scope helpline may be able to recommend somewhere that can give you the sort of personalised support you need.

    If you want to ask any questions about filling in the form etc then please do post them here.

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
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