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mark73mark73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Why if I receive higher rate PIP only assessed abound 1 year ago do I have to go for an ESA Assessment? Don’t they communicate with each other? Thanks 


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mark73, and a warm welcome to the community!

    PIP and ESA are two entirely separate benefits with separate assessment procedures, and so unfortunately being assessed for one doesn't have a bearing with the other. Wishing you all the best with your ESA assessment, do let us know if we can be of assistance.
  • mark73mark73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Pippa_scope thanx, was just wondering. Hopefully everything will be fine. Mark 
  • RolyRoly Member Posts: 2 Listener

    Hi my friend had a pip assessment, he was on middle care and high mobility they have put him on low mobility and no care the c.a.b sent a m.r. off for him about a month ago , he has not heard anything, but his G.P has given him a letter pointing out what he can and cant do. The C.A.B said to keep the letter until you go to a tribunal he also been put on morphine do you think he should send the evidence to them now while there looking at his M.R. or keep it as they said they always keep the same result on a M.R. also his eesa has gone down £64 a week if he wins does this go back up automatically as It went down automatically than you .

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,040 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with CAB to keep the evidence for the Tribunal, as the MR letter of request was sent a month ago. Only 17% of MR decisions change so it's likely they will have to take it to Tribunal anyway.

    The money that was taken off the ESA is the SDP, if at any point they are awarded any rate of daily living PIP then they can re-apply for the SDP by contacting ESA.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • RolyRoly Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much for your advise
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