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Just won pip appeal will this help my esa support group claim ?

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marie1
marie1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi everyone I just won at appeal for Pip. I got enhanced mobility and standard care. I claim new style esa. 
I haven’t been assessed yet it’s due next week as that’s week 14 as I was on sick pay before that. 
Will I have to be assessed by ESA ? Will it help that I get PIP? 



Thankyou very much 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good news. They are 2 different benefits, with different criteria. Yes you will very likely need to have an assessment for ESA as well.
    Although it does say "assessment time is 13 weeks" at the moment there's huge backlogs so its unlikely that you will have a decision by next week. Even under normal times 14 weeks for a decision would be unlikely. 
    If you are eventually placed into the Support Group then you will receive backdated money to week 14 of your claim. If placed into the WRAG payments will stop completely after 1 year.
    Have you taken a look at the descriptors for Support Group? You can see them here. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/employment-and-support-allowance/esa-glossary/support-group-descriptors
    Please note that the "mobilising" descriptor is different to mobility PIP moving around part. For ESA it takes into consideration your ability to use a self propel wheelchair.

    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.
  • marie1
    marie1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi thanks for that do you have to meet all the descriptors to get it or just a few ? My condition I have episodes where I can’t walk or stand it’s fluctuating but I have symptoms 50% of the time to some level so some days I might be able to do things some days I cannot. 
    Very hard to understand the esa ones they seem different. 
    I hate all these assessments it’s so stressful took me a year to get to tribunal. 
  • marie1
    marie1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Oh I just read you only need to meet one I definitely meet a couple I hope I don’t have to appeal again I really can’t cope with it all. Thanks for your help 
  • marie1
    marie1 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Also should I call them and tell them I get PIP now sorry for the questions 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to meet just the 1 descriptor, not all of them. Please remember the wheelchair part in the first descriptor.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    marie1 said:
    Also should I call them and tell them I get PIP now sorry for the questions 
    No, it doesn’t affect the ESA.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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