Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Can I get ESA as well?

awenawen Member Posts: 2 Listener
I recently got standard pip on both tape just wanted to know can I get ESA as well? If yes how to claim for ESA? Please help. Thanks


  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @awen

    Good Morning & Welcome to our online community.

    I currently get both myself & I have done so for sometime.

    Here’s some info on benefits below.


    Please please let me know if you have any problems????

  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 98 Pioneering
    Yes, you can claim ESA!  People get PIP to allow them to be as able as they can and [at present] that benefit is given no matter what.  It is there to help you pay for things to make things easier but it isn't meant to keep you whereas ESA is!  Nice to meet you!  Denise11 
  • awenawen Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for your help. If I claim for ESA do you think need I go to midical assessment again?
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,419 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi ESA is separate benefit and will require separate assessment as it is looking at different criteria.

    You may want to look up what ESA eligibility criteria is and if you feel you are entitled before you apply so you are fully aware of the process.

    You may also want to look on here for advice in the ESA  benefit section
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