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PIP and ESA help?

SystemSystem Posts: 542

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Hi, my name is Tjhuggy!.


  • TjhuggyTjhuggy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you...i got 11 points for pip...i definitely shud of got more points.i did everything...the letter then the appeal letter which was opposed...iv got no polar sciojis.and paranoia....i wanted to no if there is anything else I can do..with pip..also I get es A which is changin to universal credit..will my money change wat I'm getting now.cos I used to b on high Fla and low rate mobility....please cud someone help me it's making me so withdrawn 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    HI @Tjhuggy
    I have moved your post to the ask a benefits advisor section so you can get some information to help :)
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Tjhuggy,

    There are two components for PIP, daily living and mobility. 
    For daily living component you need 8-11 points to get the standard rate of £55.65 a week, or 12 points or more to get the enhanced rate of £83.10 a week.
    For mobility component you need 8-11 points to get the standard rate of £22.00 a week, or 12 points or more to get the enhanced rate of £58.00 a week.
    You mentioned 11 points, but is that for daily living or mobility, and how many points did you score for the other? If you could answer these questions I could advise you better on how your PIP award compares to your DLA award.
    If you are going through the appeal process for PIP, my best advice is to contact a local advice agency like Welfare Rights or CAB to get practical assistance. It is also important that you attend the appeal as your chances of success are much higher and provide as much medical evidence as you can to support your case.
    If you are on ESA now you will continue on ESA for a while yet, the DWP are only dealing with new claims for Universal Credit so those already on benefits won't be moved over for a while. The process for all areas to move to "full service" UC even for new claims only is not due to be completed until September 2018

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