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Georgia63 Member Posts: 26 Connected
Hello I am getting ESA in the work focused group. I had an assessment for work capability. They have now put me in the support group. I get Low mobility DLA and low care DLA. As my illness has got worse and also my mobility.do I phone DLA and tell them I'm in support group and I'm getting worse. But don't know if there put me on pip. Worried about change as I could be worse off.But I'm a bit confused. Thanks


  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    If you report a change of circumstances, they will send you PIP claim.

  • Georgia63
    Georgia63 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Hi Atlas46 will I have to go for another assessment if I just had one. Thanks
  • Government_needs_reform
    Government_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    edited July 2018
    Georgia63 said:
    Hi Atlas46 will I have to go for another assessment if I just had one. Thanks

    @Georgia63 Not for ESA.... But if you tell DLA you will most likely have to claim PIP, and an assesssment most likely will be required. Also bear in mind DLA and PIP are two different types of benefits? 

    PIP is a funtional test and not done purely on diagnosis it's how those affect you daily and how many days etc.

    So it's up to you if you feel it's worth going to be benificial to you then go for it.

    But be mindful you could also be worse off.

    Your ESA will not be impacted by doing so.
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Moving to the Suppprt Group is not a relevant change of circumstances for DLA so there is nothing you’re obliged to or should tell DWP. However, people get lower rate mobility because of a need for guidance or supervision on unfamiliar routes so it’s for people who can physically get from A to B but may struggle to locate B or arrive there e.g. people with an LD, mental ill health or sensory impairment. If those things get worse you don’t move to higher rate mobility. You would still only meet the criteria for lower rate.

    If you have a physical impairment to your mobility then you couldn’t be getting the lower rate.  


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