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ESA and PIP

jeffmann65jeffmann65 Posts: 1Member Listener
hi everyone i am new here.. i dont know if i am even in the right place for some information about pip and esa benefits.. can someone plese help me can you point me to a chat place where i can get some infomation about this thanks for your time 

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  • gnmeadsgnmeads Posts: 185Member Pioneering
    Hi jeffmann65 welcome to the Scope community
    We are all quite knowledgeable about benefits here but if we can't answer your question(s) we can find someone who can. So ask away!
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    Hi @jeffmann65,

    Welcome to Scope's online community!

    As @gnmeads mentions, we have many members who've had experiences with applying for benefits, and we have a few categories on this topic - including our Ask a Benefits Advisor group.

    How can I help? Is there something in particular about ESA and PIP which you'd like to find out more about?

    Scope have lots of useful information about benefits which you may find useful. We have an online benefits calculator should you wish to work out what benefits you are entitled to, we have dedicated pages on both Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment, and appealing a DWP benefits decision - if you have already started the claims process.
    Liam
  • calliejoshcalliejosh Posts: 6Member Listener
    I had a shoulder replacement over a year ago due to austio arthritis  i work as a cleaner and at time of op was advise not to work as for 1 it would wear the shoulder down quicker and would prob need done again as they only last about 10 years i thought i would go back part time take it easy but a year on am now getting a lot bother with it its started going into spasms and sometimes last all day which is extreamly painfull it prevents me doing  a lot as there is no strength in it at all simple things like opening jars bottles changing light bulb drying hair  carrying shopping reaching thing on shelves in shops I am having to depend on my children more now to help me would I be able to claim pip I have never claimed anything before and don't have a clue what to do

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,255Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2017
    I would suggest that you have a look at the PIP self assessment test at

    www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-self-test

    To get an idea of the criteria you need to fulfill

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Posts: 2,616Member Disability Gamechanger
    @calliejosh

    You might want to re-post in Ask a benefits advisor category.

    Both Disability Rights and CAB websites have guides to claiming PIP.  As does Scope - look under Advice and information.
  • lixsharp13lixsharp13 Posts: 34Member Connected
    Hi im new here and last week i downloaded a guide to pip /tribunals etc but i couldnt read it  on my phone so have tried to find it on the lap top as i can make the text larger ...still cant find it Does anyone have the link please? It had some brilliant advice in it
    Thanks in advance
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,255Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi im new here and last week i downloaded a guide to pip /tribunals etc but i couldnt read it  on my phone so have tried to find it on the lap top as i can make the text larger ...still cant find it Does anyone have the link please? It had some brilliant advice in it
    Thanks in advance
    Hi
    If it was on this site just put PIP into the search
    If not here then which site ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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