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I claim PIP, but ESA said I'm not entitled to disability element because ESA is contribution based?

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Rawred
Rawred Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I claim highest rate Pip but ESA tell me I am not entitled to any disability element because my ESA is contribution based. I live alone 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi @rawred and welcome to scope, hope you are ok?

    Is there a reason why you only get cont.based and no income related top up? e.g savings over £16k ?

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  • Rawred
    Rawred Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Thank you for getting back to me hope you’re well.
    No I don’t have savings I claim tax credits as well been off work due to illness. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
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    Can you clarify how long you have been claiming ESA? Is it new style ESA you claim - if so this is only contribution based and cannot include any income based amounts.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Lizzy08
    Lizzy08 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    You can only claim the disability premiums if your on income related ESA. 
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