Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and PIP STandard Rate.

I just recieved my Letter telling me that I will be getting PIP Standard Rate, Will I continue to get ESA.

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes  and welcome to the community, your ESA will remain the same amount what ever the PIP award even if you get only the standard or enhanced rates, plus you may be eligible for other benefits.
  • EurekaGuyEurekaGuy Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thanks wilko, I was on DLA MIddle Rate and now been put on the PIP Standard Rate of £57.30 but NO Mobility needs. Does that mean I will still continue to get my ESA also
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Your ESA will stay as it was when you were claiming DLA.
    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.
  • EurekaGuyEurekaGuy Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you poppy123456. As you can understand it has been a stressful time and to recieve comments from yourself and wilko have enabled me to relax just that little bit more. I'm so glad that I joined the Community with people who are or have been going through this situation too. I live alone and suffer from 3 types of Epilepsy, GranMall, Jacksonian and Icta as well as severe Anxiety and Depression, I very rarely leave the house because of my illness and to be able to speak to people helps me so very much. So again, Thank you so much.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Does anyone claim carers allowance for looking after you? If not, then are you claiming the severe disability premium on top of your ESA? This is an extra £64.30 per week and is paid to those that live alone, or classed as living alone, no one claims carers allowance for looking after you and you must claim either mid/high rate DLA or daily living PIP. If no one claims carers allowance for looking after you then you should have been claiming this when you were on DLA.
    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.
  • EurekaGuyEurekaGuy Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi poppy123456, I do get that £64.30 per week because I live alone, in total my ESA payment per week have been £191.45 because I am on my own, so I believe I do get that. I do have one question though. Because of being moved from DLA Middle Rate to PIP Standard Rate. Does that mean I have to re-apply for ESA or will that just continue as it has been.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that payment will include the SDP. No, as previously stated your ESA will stay the same. You're already claiming it and in the support group, no need to re-apply.
    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.
  • EurekaGuyEurekaGuy Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi I’m so pleased to hear that as I thought I’d have to reapply for my ESA. You have been a lifesaver poppy123456. I feel a big weight has just been lifted off my shoulders. I’m so grateful and so glad that I joined this wonderful community 
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