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Hi, my name is doopher!

doopherdoopher Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have several illnesses that render me unable to move most days. I get pip and only the stamp bit of ESA. It's confusing and unfair the way we are treated. They are even wanting me to go for assessment just to give me my pension stamps. I'm in pain everyday. I suffer depression most dad's as well as being type 1 diabetic. Looking to see how others are coping. Especially with the government pip and ESA.


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

    Unfortunately, even if you're claiming NI credits only towards your state pension then you still need to have regular reviews because the same rules apply if you were receiving money every fortnight.

    I agree, these assessments are very stressful indeed. Hopefully, everything will be fine and a decision will go in your favour. If you have any further questions please just ask.
    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: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hi @doopher and welcome to the community. Sorry you've having such a rough time at the moment, but we'll be happy to advise you however we can. :smile:
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @doopher , a warm welcome to the community.
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @doopher and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing your photo and introduction with us.  I'm really sorry to hear of your health struggles and with ESA and PIP and can appreciate how frustrating this is.  Please be assured that the Community is here to support you and we all look out for each other so if you need to chat there will always be someone to listen.  We are a friendly bunch!  If you need help/support with anything at all then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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