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Can you claim PIP when on ESA?

Scampy123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi my name is scampy123 and I just wanted to know if I can claim pip when on esa I had a bad fall and got a brain hemorrhage and fractured bone in my neck was hospitalised and I have bad anxiety and depression I am not allowed out on my own 


  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    edited July 2017
    Hi @Scampy123,

    As they are two separate benefits, you can claim PIP when on ESA. You may find this recent community discussion on the same topic of interest to you, where @Scope_rosie says:
    Yes, you can claim ESA and PIP (and many people do) - ESA is paid to people who can't work because of their condition or impairment.  PIP is paid to people who have difficulty doing things in their daily lives because of their condition or impairment.  So people who both can't work, and also have difficulty doing daily stuff, can claim both benefits - they are for different things
    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, then please do get in touch!


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