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Need a proof of benefit letter for pip and ESA?

luggy58
luggy58 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I'm applying for  a new house and need a proof  of benefit  letter for pip and ESA
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  • luggy58
    luggy58 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    How do I get this I've been on the phone  for days trying
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 214

    Scope community team

    Hi @luggy58 thanks for joining the forum! To help answer your question I've moved it into the 'Benefits and Financial Support' category.

    I'm sorry to hear you've not been getting anywhere, that sounds frustrating. Can I check, is it that you need a PIP or ESA entitlement letter to help you apply for a new house?

    Or are you looking to apply for PIP or ESA as benefits?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,723 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    It can often take at least an hour to get through to someone when ringing DWP. I find that ringing as soon as they open in the morning is the best time. Unforunately, all you can do is to keep on trying and hopefully someone will eventually answer.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,827 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Do you not keep copies 9f your letters maybe something you could do going forward 

    In the interim do you have bank statements that show the payments made 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • TheAlien
    TheAlien Member Posts: 103 Pioneering
    When I've needed proof in the past, I've always shown them the letter I receive each year telling me what my award will be for that financial year.

    That tells them what benefits I'm on and how much I get.  That should be all the information they need.

    They may also accept a bank statement showing payments into your account from DWP.
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,429 Disability Gamechanger
    This a classic happening to many who are claiming benefits ect. Please keep all your claim award letters informing doctors and hospital forms diagnosis ect in a simple folder filling system as you never know when these will be needed in the future.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,994 Pioneering
    edited November 20
    TheAlien said:
    When I've needed proof in the past, I've always shown them the letter I receive each year telling me what my award will be for that financial year.

    Some organisations only accept proof of benefit entitlement letters dated in the last 3 months. 

    There have been a few occasions that I have had that request and then had to contact DWP for an up to date entitlement letter to be sent out. 

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