Welcomes and introductions
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

Hi, my name is joe99!

joe99joe99 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi there,I am on PIP and ESA and was receiving Severe Disability Premium,i was living on my own then fell out with the landlord,i had to move back to my parents who receive state pensions and various other beniifits,they had stopped the SDP because i have moved back here but only tempoary,but not yet moved back out,because my father had a brain haemorrhage and two strokes and my mother is riddlled with arthritis and heart defects,and want £754 odd back off me,i can ask for a mandatory reconsideration,i would like to know first if there if anywhere i can see if i DO qualify or any other help/advice would be helpfull,I was told personally i could by a DWP employee that I can still and this was from a man who works for the DWP,he told me this because he hates working for them and is not allowed to offer these benefits unless a customer asks!!! many thanks in advance


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @joe99 Pleased to meet you.  Welcome. First thing I would like to say is not too sure of an answer.

    I just wanted to welcome you and hope you can find a solution to your problems. Benefit enquiries are so complex.

    Despite what you have been told I would always seek some support and advice from people who know.   Just a suggestion.

    Reading from your post I would take a look at our benefit advice on PIP plus ESA and anything that helps you. Seek advice from welfare rights or CAB.  Useful to speak to.

    I am sure certain members of our community who know such things will be in touch. Or a member of our team.

    I hope you find that useful.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,624 Scope community team
    Hi @joe99

    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here, you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  
    If you need anything, just let us know. 

    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
Sign in or join us to comment.