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ESA has stopped due to unsuccessful PIP application? Is this allowed?

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Esa non payment..

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  • xxjessexx
    xxjessexx Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Hi my partner gets esa was surposed to get in on Friday but didn’t go in I did ring them said they will send it straight away but still didn’t go in so I know how you feel it’s such a worry because now I’ve got to ring on Monday and hopefully this gets sorted out 
  • xxjessexx
    xxjessexx Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Hi guys I wanted to give you all a update about my partner esa claim so we found out that because my partner started a new claim for pip but never got rewarded it they stopped his esa claim which is so wrong that they can just do that I’ve got to wait 24 hours for a call back so they can look into it but might have a fight on my hands here. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 2,983 Disability Gamechanger
    That doesn't make any sense. They can't just stop the ESA claim based on a PIP decision. Are you sure you have understood the situation correctly?
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  • xxjessexx
    xxjessexx Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Yes that’s what the women said because his pip claim as not been awarded they have stopped his esa think their trying to put him into jsa because the 130 pounds every 2 weeks they gave him said jsa on it they besicslly been lying to me because I rang them a month ago about why hasn’t he been paid they said we will pay you on your next payment the money we owe you on Friday he got 130 pounds and he said jsa so rang them today and they said because he never got rewarded pip I told them that mental health team told him to apply for pip and I told them what his medication he was on and everything and they said they going to look into it and ring me back in 24 hours  
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,974

    Scope community team

    Hi @xxjessexx :) I've split your comments from the other thread into a new discussion, as I think your questions warrant their own thread.

    This does seem very strange, and a little confusing. I've marked your post as 'unanswered' for now, so that we can get back to you. Please also let us know how the phone conversation goes tomorrow!
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,445 Disability Gamechanger
    Nothing especially difficult or mysterious here. What they’re saying is that a PIP claim was made in which the information was presented in such a way that it not only led them to conclude there was no PIP entitlement but also suggested the level of impairment had been over-stated or under-evidenced (take your pick). Consequently they will have suspended ESA entitlement pending an ESA investigation. 

    At this point in time you now need professional advice. 
  • xxjessexx
    xxjessexx Member Posts: 23 Connected
    The mental health nurse came out yesterday to give my partner his medication I did tell her and she told me to wait for the phone call today to see what they say so just a waiting game now i will keep you all updated 
  • xxjessexx
    xxjessexx Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Can I just add that the medication he’s on Risperidone the mental health team when they did his forms told them what it was used for and when we got the letter back the assessor put that his medication his used for  mild depression which is not true it’s used for  schizophrenia so when I told the mental health team they was very shocked that they didn’t do basic research on what his medication is used for 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,445 Disability Gamechanger
    DWP don’t need to research anything. Your making the claim. Legally the onus is on you to prove entitlement and get a level of detail into the PIP 2 that makes the claim irrefutable. That doesn’t appear to have happened here.

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