Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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How many times can you applie for PIP

Although i have been placed in a group and claim ESA i failed a PiP assessment as i was given 0 points. this was over 2 /3 yrs ago now i was to ill to get mixed up with tribunals etc so just accepted the decision.I wonder if i may be entitled to try again as ive deteriorated since my failed attempt i expect i would have to go through yet another assessment and wonder if its worth all the stress ! the big worry is if i fail again could it affect my ESA , i know their diferent benefits but i also know how devious DWP are and suspect the departments share your claim details and i cant loose my ESA maybe im am worrying needlesley can anyone help or give me some advice

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    There's no timescale in which you need to wait to start a new claim. Your ESA award is totally different to PIP and a PIP claim won't affect what group you're
    in with ESA. For ESA they can re-assess you at anytime and if you start a claim for PIP and are then sent another ESA50 form it's will be a total coincidence. An ESA50 is sent straight from the assessment providers, a PIP for is sent from DWP, so it's different.

    As for a PIP claim, it's not award based on a diagnosis, it totally depends how your conditions affect you daily. Take a look and complete the PIP self test. Be award though that it's purely a guide to what you could possibly score. Evidence will be needed to support a claim and should be sent with the PIP form when you return it.

    Expect a face 2 face assessment as most people have, it's rare to have a paper based assessment.


    If you do decide to apply then i advise you to get some help with filling the form in because they are quite complex.
    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.
  • ellerdeneellerdene Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Thanks Poppy for the advice i will look at the website you gave me a link for.I have only just been re assessed for ESA thankfully i scored enough points to carry on getting it ! i was dreading the decision arriving but at least for now i dont have to worry about appeals etc i hate this benefit system were all constantly on trial and held to ransom by DWP were treated like criminals yet are suppose to be protected by law its just a joke.
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