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My Daughter has been declared fit for work. How will that affect things?

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mrsfalla2012
    Welcome to the community, how are you doing today? Do you want to tell us a little more about yourself?
    Scope
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  • mrsfalla2012mrsfalla2012 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi I’m Lorna I’m 46 years old married with 2 kids I work as a cleaner at the local high school I live in the Scottish Borders in a little town called earlston 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,447 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mrsfalla2012 welcome to the community! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • mrsfalla2012mrsfalla2012 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you so much just discovered this site so it’s good to know I can get advice 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mrsfalla2012

    Good Evening and Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help support you with???

    @steve51
  • mrsfalla2012mrsfalla2012 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    My daughter who has high functioning autism received a letter today saying that she can work now she receives esa and pip will working effect any of her benefits she is getting now 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,447 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP is not a means-tested benefit, meaning any other household income (job/other benefits) will not affect your PIP benefit. However, ESA is a means-tested benefit.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughter who has high functioning autism received a letter today saying that she can work now she receives esa and pip will working effect any of her benefits she is getting now 
    Hi,

    Has she been found fit for work after a work capability assessment?
    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.
  • mrsfalla2012mrsfalla2012 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Yes she has she received a letter from dwp yesterday 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes she has she received a letter from dwp yesterday 
    Her ESA will now stop and her next step is to request the Mandatory Reconsideration and she has 28 days from the date of the decision to request this. Does she receive the severe disability premium in with her ESA because she lives alone and no one claim carers allowance for looking after her?

    I'd advise her to get help and advice from a local advice centre near her, CAB or welfare rights if possible. Her PIP won't be affected.
    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.
  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Hi there, and welcome! 

    Do you mind me asking... 

    So you feel she is ready to work and therfore needs support in doing that... 

    Or do you feel they have made a wrong decision? 

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • mrsfalla2012mrsfalla2012 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I don’t think she’s ready for work at all but she will need so much support if she does 
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