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ESA support group pip

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Marble
Marble Community member Posts: 20 Connected
I have been in the ESA support group and have been awarded pip. I've had a text message saying they need to talk to me about my ESA Can l ask will they stop my ESA or reduce my ESA? lm totally over whelmed with the benefit system its so confusing. 

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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your PIP award is not affected by your ESA award, your ESA maybe looked at to incrrase your amount.
  • debsidoo
    debsidoo Community member Posts: 325 Pioneering
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    Hi Marble
    They may have decided you are eligible for extra premiums on your esa as you have now been awarded pip.I would ring them and find out.
       Debsidoo.x 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Marble
    Marble Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Thank you debs they always strike fear into you as why don't they just ring you.. 
  • Marble
    Marble Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    Thank you everyone for your advice and comments. Dealing with these ppl is never easy and when they say they want to talk to you.. You feel sick. I'll ring them, Thank you x
  • RoseRed
    RoseRed Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Because you have been awarded PIP it triggers a review of your ESA at the DWP, which means you are probably entitled to an extra component for severe disablement. Basically more money. Don't panic - the benefit system is designed to be confusing, it's a deterrent. Those people who fall by the wayside because they can't cope with it end up dead - that's just what they want unfortunately. 
  • Marble
    Marble Community member Posts: 20 Connected
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    That's just terrible.. 
  • RoseRed
    RoseRed Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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