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I ve Been Newly diagnosed with Autisum. How will it effect my EsA claim once I tell them?

JamieLeeSAMPLEJamieLeeSAMPLE Member Posts: 9 Connected
Have been on pip and ESA for a while due to Mental Health and Today I've Been digisnosed over phone as having Autisum today. Waiting on  the documents to confirm this. How will it effect my EsA claim once I tell them


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,755 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @JamieLeeSAMPLE Hopefully other members will be along shortly to help advise you :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,255 Pioneering
    A diagnosis makes not difference. ESA (and PIP) are awarded based on how your health condition affects you, not what it is. Different people with autism will be affected differently. There is no need to tell ESA about your diagnosis.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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