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IR ESA and now PIP.

JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
Hello!

Some great news today - I won my PIP tribunal. I have been awarded Standard Care and Enhanced Mobility (back dated 18 months!)

I have been getting Income related ESA for 2 years at the Support Group rate.

I wondered if I need to do anything? Do I need to contact ESA to tell them I now have PIP? 

I have no bills as I live with my parents (I'm over 25) but wondered what else I get? I'm confused by the premiums.

I know I can get a blue badge now and get free tax for my car.

Thanks

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  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    That’s such great news @Jurph!! 

    Do your parents get PIP or AA at all? The SDP premium is only payable to you any adults that live with you also get disability benefits. 
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Thanks @Hart86 I must heave read it wrong.

    They both work full time but my mum's currently on Statutory Sick Pay.

    So just the PIP rates and my ESA? My ESA is £128.45 before the PIP decision and I can't work out where that figure comes from.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    At £128.45 it sounds like you get support group £111.65 and the enhanced premium of £16.80. As you live with your parents you definitely can’t get SDP.
     
    The brilliant @poppy123456 may know though if there’s anything else you could get though, any ideas Poppy? ❤️
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    That sounds more than logical! Thanks for your help @Hart86

    Just wanted to know what I should be getting. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    @Hart86 is spot on here. Thanks Hart!!

    You're currently claiming the maximum amount of ESA as there's no other disability premiums available.

    For the Blue badge, if you live in England and scored 8 points or more in the moving around part of mobility PIP then this will automatically qualify you. If you score points in following and planning a journey then this doesn't automatically qualify you.

    You'll be able to get a CEA card for the cinema which will allow you to take a carer free. Also your PIP award will allow you to take a carer free to many different attraction around the UK.

    You will of course need to wait for the decision letter from DWP to arrive before you can claim any of these, including the blue badge.


    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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Thanks @poppy123456

    I only scored 4 so don't qualify. My council does note that hidden disabilities will be able to apply for badges from 30th August. I'll wait to see what the criteria is.

    Thanks again.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2019
    For the new rules for BB in England coming into affect on 30th August 2019 mean you'll need to score 10 points in activity 11E (following and planning a journey) if you scored points in any other descriptor in this activity you won't be entitled to the BB automatically.

    My daughter scored 12 point for following and planning a journey but won't qualify under the new rules. This will apply to all local councils.

    As a result of the consultation, automatic entitlement to the Blue Badge will be extended to those in England who score 10 points under the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility test of being "unable to undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant".




    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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Typical!

    High rate mobility and can't get a blue badge  :|
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I totally agree but unfortunately PIP mobility is different to what DLA was.
    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.
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    It's very confusing.

    My 10 points for planning and following doesn't meet the criteria because I got 4 for mobility?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The points need to have been scored in descriptor E not D. There's a big difference between the 2.  Which one did you score the points in?
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,934

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    Hi @Jurph, great news about your PIP tribunal! :)
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  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    The points need to have been scored in descriptor E not D. There's a big difference between the 2.  Which one did you score the points in?
    I scored 10 points in 1D. And 4 points in 2B. So no badge.

  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Hi @Jurph, great news about your PIP tribunal! :)

    Thank you! It's such a relief. It still hasn't quite sunk in.
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