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Pip and e s a

I get e s a and pip for my disability 
but I condition had got worse this year and I don’t know what to do 
i work 15 hours a week and I find it hard working same time 
i surrer from my both knees cap dislocating at anytime and anyplace and just found out that my knees cap bones are not in the middle and that my back bones is not in the middle 
and on top of that I suffer from depression which is hard 
i don’t weather I should cut my hours 
and reapply for my pip and e s a

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,907 Disability Gamechanger
    Do the DWP know you're working and claiming ESA?

    Why would you want to re-apply for PIP when you're already claiming? What award do you currently have?
  • Mumtaz123
    Mumtaz123 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Yes
    i only get standers 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,907 Disability Gamechanger
    You can't reapply for ESA because you already claim it.

    Same for PIP, you already claim it so can't re-apply. You can put in a change of circumstances but you risk losing all of your current award when doing this. What you need to do is look at the PIP descriptors to see where you can score those extra points needed for a higher award. There's no point in putting in a change of circumstances if you can't score those extra points. You'll need evidence to support your claim too and another assessment will most like be needed. 

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