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Thread: awarded both care and mobility PIP but now a ESA

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    awarded both care and mobility PIP but now a ESA

    I have been awarded PIP enhanced mobility and standard rate care but now iI have to fill another form in for ESA with repeated information can they not use the PIP information to decide

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    No, PIP and ESA are two separate benefits with different criteria. Many people who receive PIP are working and do not receive ESA.

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    PIP is about how your condition affects your daily life (at home).

    ESA is about how your condition affects your ability to do any work.

    Although the questions on the forms are very similar they address different things and are assessed differently.
    So you should think about the answer you give and maybe change it slightly for each form.

    What seems to be the same question on both forms requires a slightly different answer about your home life (for PIP) than it does about your capability to work (for ESA).

    You could use the same answer for both, but that is not giving you the best chance of getting your award.
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    Pip isn't just about at home though. It's about travelling too and handling people in situations.

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