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Were my PIP and ESA linked? Northern Ireland

mysteriomysterio Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited October 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Looking help for Northern Ireland 
recently won my pip case but just as that’s over my esa has been cut by around £35 a week is the pip and esa linked? 
I tried ringing them, they told me first of all my name was not even on there system (two days ago) and to ring back today so I rang back today and had a conversation that I have no idea what was said they asked me if I went to esa meeting or if I received any letters from esa which I have not otherwise I would of been prepared, anyone else have similar issues and wht was the issue 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,447 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mysterio welcome to the community!

    Sorry to hear what has happened. Some members of the community have had a similar experience and I'm sure they will be more than happy to get in contact with you to offer advice.

    Please let us know if there is anything else that we can help you with! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • mysteriomysterio Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Well yeah who has and where can I speak with them as this will do my head in all night thanks 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,447 Disability Gamechanger
    We do have some members who are night-owls however majority are about during the day.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I can't answer questions as I am not from the UK, but I wanted to give you a Welcome. This is a wonderful, supportive community. Hope to hear more from you.
  • mysteriomysterio Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks, can anyone help me with this at all? 
  • mysteriomysterio Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks, can anyone help me with this at all? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You say you're ESA is now £35 per week less than what it was before you won your PIP appeal, is this right? I really can't think of any reasons why your ESA would be cut by this amount per week.

    What PIP award do you have and what group are you in for ESA? Is your ESA a single claim or do you claim with a partner as a couple?
    Community champion and 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.
  • mysteriomysterio Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi hello and thanks,I ment £30 a fortnight not per week but it is still a lot of money I won’t be receiving I believe I was put in to the work related group which paid the extra 14.53 and since I won my tribunal case of the pip in the daily living part I was already awarded the mobility but since then it seems as if my esa has went tits up, I’m told by different people they are related then other people tell me they aren’t connected at all and when I speak with the esa team it’s like they don’t know what they are talking about them selfs 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It seems like you were claiming the Enhanced disability premium on top of your ESA. If you're in the WRAG you need Enhanced daily living or DLA high rate care to qualify for this. Those in the Support Group on Income Related ESA are automatically awarded it. This premium is £16.40 per week.
    Community champion and 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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The disability premiums are explained here in this link.

    Community champion and 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.
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