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PIP and ESA claim

1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello waiting for pip claim/esa claim at the moment so any help is welcome I am 64
Thanks

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome

    Please can you tell us a little more about yourself and the help you need ?

    What stage are you at with your claims ?
    Claiming PIP when nearing state retirement age is critical, especially if you have mobility problems. Whether this is your first claim, DLA to PIP or PIP renewal, be aware that whatever award you receive will be the one you carry forward, mobility awards cannot be increased after retirement age even if your needs do

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi thanks for the reply I suffer from venus insufficiency and leg ulcers
    Mobility being my biggest problem
    I have had to finish my work as I find stairs difficult. The claim process seams very long winded as you say I am time limited on this
    Still hope is eternal. From my reading esa will not put me in the looking for work group due to my age is this right
    Regards
    11664168
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA are a law unto themselves, the process is longwinded as you say. If you have only just started your claim then you could be retired before assessment

    Where are you with your PIP claim ?

    Mobility seems to be a big issue with the DWP when claiming PIP ,they don't like to give enhanced rate and especially try not to when a claimant is transitioning to retirement age.

    Please let us know if we can help in any way

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
  • 1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks I am not expecting great things
    Regards
    11664168
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    Great things don't happen with DWP, but you should expect to get the award that you deserve.
    Have you taken a self assessment test ?
    There is one ao the B&W site, link to it on here somwhere

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes I have taken the two tests esa/pip both give enhanced results. I have just done my pip face to face. 
    Regards
    11664168

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    That is good, I hope your f2f went well. There are many good assessors but these are seldom heard of on the forums
    Please let us know how you get on or if you need any help

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • 1166416811664168 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for your kind offer I will no doubt take you up on it at a later date
    Regards
    11664168
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