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ESA claim affecting PIP

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rosebud14
rosebud14 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Good Morning,
I posted on this site in 2021 some questions about claiming ESA. I did go ahead and start a claim but when I was rung by DWP the initial questions were quite upsetting. I was asked when I was going to recover and what medication I was taking in order to recover etc etc. As my illness is progressive I was so upset by the questions I put the phone down and I didn’t go ahead as they had also told me my GPs and consultants opinion on whether I can work would be overidden by them. Anyway I did apply for PIP later in the year and was successful after  a gruelling 2 hour interview over the phone and also after my husband rang my local MP,and he put a complaint into DWP about the interviewers attitude towards me. 
So before the opportunity runs 
out, as I have now been finished from work just over a year ago, I thought I might try and claim ESA again in order to keep up my NI contributions. So my question is if I am turned down for ESA that they might stop my PIP as well. I am really concerned about this. Also I have been sheilding and still am to a certain extent so I do not want to go into any offices to be interviewesI I think I might also need help to fill out this forms . Having recently moved to Wales I am not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your PIP won't stop because they are 2 different benefits. Whether you're entitled to any New style ESA will depend on your NI contributions in tax years April 2019 to March 2021.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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