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Passed pip now esa 50 has arrived

ghostghost Member Posts: 4 Listener
hi can anyone help My husband has been awarded pip the higher level now the esa has sent esa 50 assessment form to up date my details 🤔do I have return it ? As I’ve seen cases on here where they have cut pip as we can manage on the pip payment as I work 


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ghostship

    Good Afternoon it's great to meet you today 🌝 🌝 🌝

    Here's some info on "Esa" below. 


    Yes you will need to fill it in. 

    Please please let me know if you need any help doing this???

    Both "PIP & Esa" are different Benefit's. 

    So one won't effect the other one!!!!! 

    Please please don't worry about your "PIP"

  • ghostghost Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks but What would happen if I don’t fill the form in can we keep pip as I say we can manage does anybody know please 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes it says on the forms that you have 28 day's to fill it in & send it back.

    There is a list of the questions on the forms that I found on the Internet for you. 

    I can go through these with you if that would help???

    Please please don't worry as I can help you if required???

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    ghost said:
    Thanks but What would happen if I don’t fill the form in can we keep pip as I say we can manage does anybody know please 
    If you do not return ESA50 then any ESA benefit that you receive will be stopped. Your PIP will continue until your next PIP review. Be aware that most PIP awards are reviewed a year before the end date and the decision made at the reveiw will supercede your current award
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ghostghost Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks for that guys think not bothering as the little we get is not worth the stress and hassle or persicution from what I’ve read there’s no Constance agenda how is one department can say one thing and the other make a different decision why don’t they use each other’s medical staff how much this must cost them is beyond me what’s happened to common sence 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The reason assessments are needed for both is because they have different criteria. People work and claim PIP. ESA is for those with a limited capability for work.

    Also be aware that your NI credits towards your pension are being paid while you're claiming the ESA. If you cancel your claim then you may have problems in the future with your pension. Certainly worth thinking about for this reason too.

    Good luck what ever you decide.
    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.
  • OakwellrejectOakwellreject Member Posts: 7 Listener
    As said I would still claim as your NI Credits are needed for future pension.
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