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Do I need to inform ESA that he changed from DLA to PIP?

franci64franci64 Member Posts: 6 Listener
hi my son has been moved from dla to the enhanced rate in both components of pip do i need to inform esa of this and willit affect his esa 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    What DLA award did he have? Does he live alone? Which group is he in for ESA?


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  • franci64franci64 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    he was in the middle rate on dla he lives with me and he is in the support group of esa ☺
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The PIP award won't affect his ESA. The PIP mobility award will allow him to exchange his mobility allowance for a motability car.

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  • franci64franci64 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    thank you i am just worried in case his esa gets messed 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It may temporary stop his ESA because of the DLA stopping and the new PIP award as this does often happen but there's nothing to worry about If it does. All it will take is call to ESA to tell them his payment hasn't been received, they'll issue a same day payment and re-start the ESA.
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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @franci64, glad to see you've had some guidance!
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