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Should I get disabled element of ESA?

chezybellechezybelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
I suffer from fibromyalgia.me. hyperthyroidism. Acaphalic migraine.and endometriosis.I have 4 children 21.19.15.11 

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  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Hi @chezybelle, welcome! 

    We have plenty of groups and discussions you might be interested in, whether you want to ask for some help and support, or just to chat with other members of our community. 

    Is there anything we can help you with?

  • chezybellechezybelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi @Lasian_Scope
    I receive esa and pip at the minute waiting to hear back from my pip review but was wondering if I should be getting a disabled element of esa 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2018
    Hi @Lasian_Scope
    I receive esa and pip at the minute waiting to hear back from my pip review but was wondering if I should be getting a disabled element of esa 

    As you say you live with your children and the eldest one is 21 then unless he/she reacieves a qualifying benefit of either DLA mid/high rate care or PIP daily living then unfortunately you're not eligible for this Severe diability premium. Once of the many criteria of this is you live alone or your classed as living alone. Living with a 21 year old i'm afraid doesn't class you as living alone.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • chezybellechezybelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
    My 21 year old and 19 year old don't live with me but my husband does so that counts me out thanks for your help
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chezybelle, and a belated welcome! Just to add to the above, you might like to check out the online benefits calculator to see if there's anything else you may be eligible for. 
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