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Pip and esa

jenny1953jenny1953 Member Posts: 4 Listener
my husband had an anyeresum and double stroke he was given pip but did not receive esa his worked all hi life can you tell me why he isnt receiving it thanks jenny

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  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    A couple of reasons excess capital, excess income, excess hours worked by partner not paying enough NIC in the right years, or maybe he has been found fit for work by the DWP and should either get back to work or find a job (DWP's opinion on those last bits - not mine).



  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Has he applied? You don't automatically qualify, you need to apply for it, he'll also need a fit/sick note from his GP. Whether he's successful or not will depend on circumstances.
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  • jenny1953jenny1953 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    He cannot work due to brain injury and double stroke he cannot walk or use left arm 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I understand that and i'm sorry to hear this but he still has to apply for ESA, it's not automatically given because someone can't work. Has he applied? Do you work? With so little information it's difficult to help.
    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.
  • jenny1953jenny1953 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I am registered disabled myself my husband has 24 hour care we pay full council tax and only survive on pip
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you don't work then i'd advise going to your local CAB and they will give you a full benefit check. It's impossible to help further because no one knows any of your circumstances. You'll be able to speak to CAB and tell them everything and a full benefit check will be done and they'll be able to advise you what you maybe able to claim.
    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.
  • jenny1953jenny1953 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for your time 
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