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Backdated Claim

Hi can anyone kindly advise me? 

I’m claiming ESA CB & I'm in the (SG)
are my husbands self employed earnings relevant or not ?
Should I sign the ESA3 form stating no entitlement 

Thank you 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • gomonacco6768gomonacco6768 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Received my letter today from DWP stating my scored (0) points for both care & mobility. 
    I have an acquired brain injury & in receipt of benefits since 1993 
    This is 2nd time I have received 0 points since 2002.
    I was awarded a life time trust fund  & I receive CB ESA SG £116.65
    & DLA £ 58.70 middle care & £23.20 lower mobility I claim no other other entitlements. 

    Should I challenge or except DWP decision 
      
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Received my letter today from DWP stating my scored (0) points for both care & mobility. 
    I have an acquired brain injury & in receipt of benefits since 1993 
    This is 2nd time I have received 0 points since 2002.
    I was awarded a life time trust fund  & I receive CB ESA SG £116.65
    & DLA £ 58.70 middle care & £23.20 lower mobility I claim no other other entitlements. 

    Should I challenge or except DWP decision 
      
    I'm assuming you are transferring from DLA to PIP and this was your PIP decision letter?
    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.
  • gomonacco6768gomonacco6768 Member Posts: 16 Connected
    Yes that’s correct poppy 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team
    Hello @gomonacco6768. PIP and DLA are awarded differently, so having one doesn't mean you'll automatically receive the other when you transition from DLA to PIP. If you feel like the decision is incorrect and you should have been awarded more points, you should consider appealing. The first stage of this is to put in for a mandatory reconsideration. 
    Do you know much about the process?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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