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maxtatemaxtate Member Posts: 4 Listener
PIP increase from standard mob to enhanced and still on standard DL due to MS was ESA premium removed so I am worse of how can this be?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are you talking about the severe disability premium? If so then do you still live alone or classed as living alone and does anyone claim carers allowance for looking after you?
    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.
  • maxtatemaxtate Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Live on my own and no change to my circumstances except moving from standard to enhanced for mobility,, still on standard rate for daily living. Am looking to get moved to supported living as at risk of falls as once I go down I can’t get back up unaided.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to ring ESA and ask why the SDP has stopped.
    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.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @maxtate,

    Did you manage to contact ESA to find out why your SDP has stopped? Given what you have said it sounds like you should still be getting this and you are losing out on a significant amount of money if you are entitled to it.
    Please get in touch if you have any further questions about this.
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • maxtatemaxtate Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Ringing them tomorrow as been a little poorly of late.. thank you 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you manage to get through to them today @maxtate and that you are feeling okay this morning. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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  • mac1976mac1976 Member Posts: 63 Listener
    Hi I’m new to this. I know your discussion is not about pip. Ive been on DLA for 16 years. Epileptic for 30 years. I’ve had a letter telling me I have to apply for pip. I’m just so worried about the assessment side. If I walk in to a Assesment they will think the is nothing wrong with me. I’m losing sleep over it. I’m staring to wonder if not to apply at all. The is so much bad press about pip and epilepsy. 
  • maxtatemaxtate Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Make sure you apply and it’s not all about the physical side of your condition as they need to consider safety. They will look at the type of seizures ie do you get a warning, can you put yourself in a safe place, what’s the recovery period etc. Only know this as I know a few people who work for PIP. 
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