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Been awarded PIP, but now my ESA has stopped

paula3067paula3067 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I've just been awarded pip and my esa has stopped is this normal procedure 


  • mossycowmossycow Community champion Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Well, there could be lots of things going on here. I'm not an expert  just wanted to reply as I've had similar experience!

    My comments would be that PIP exists so that all people who consider themselves to have a disability or condition can get a little extra money to cover extra costs of being disabled. You can claim this who ever much you do or don't work and how much of little you earn.

    ESA exists for people whose disability or condition means they can't work or need support to work. 

    So  in your situation, either you receive PIP as you are disabled and the government feel you are ditto work..... 

    Or... Something has gone wrong with ESA... 

    The 2 benefits are independent of each other. 

    Sounds like this is unexpected for ypu and not good..... Hope you're OK? 

    But don't panic, this can be sorted out. 

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    No this isent normal procedure. Esa carry on or reviewed and denied .hope u can sort 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    paula3067 said:
    I've just been awarded pip and my esa has stopped is this normal procedure 
    Don't panic is the first thing i'd say. As you've just been awarded PIP it could mean that it's affected your ESA in a good way, so your payments have temporary stopped. No one here can answer that question though, so give ESA a ring and ask. 

    Unless you've recently had an assessment for your ESA, they can't find you fit for work without one so that's a good thing.
    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.
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