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Benefits for disabled son
My son had a severe cardiac arrest September 2020. I have been made his appointee as he has a hypoxic brain injury & is disabled. On speaking with DWP they told me as my son didn’t have enough NIC contributions he couldn’t get ESA but was entitled to UC and he has also been awarded LCWRA. No one mentioned PIP is this benefit only available if you are eligible for ESA? Thank you.
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