Health Assessment

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I had a health assessment with Capita in July. I qualified for Pip, as I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have only had this since July 2015. My life style has completely changed. I had to give up work. My Pip will be reviewed again in 2019. I have just had another letter from my local authority, now I have to have an assessment with them. I've called DWP, they said it's regarding Pip, NI contributions. Has anyone got more information on why I've got to have another assessment. Thanks

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    Hi unfortunately it there is other income coming into the houshold you won't wualify for any income based benefit ie ESA unless you have paid enough National Insurance Contributions.   I believe though that if you went to the ESAassessment and were put into the support group,  some of this could be paid to you as it's not all NI based.  I am not sure ot this though but there are some very knowledgeable people on this site who I hope will come in and clarify it. 

    Even if you don't qualify for any benefit I believe being put into an ESA group might enable you to apply for other benefits because you would have an 'underlying entitlement'  to it. 

    This is totally different to PIP which is not income based.  This is extra money for you because of your disability and is a stand alone benefit.  You can claim it whether you are working or not and isn't dependant on NI contributions.   Whether or not you get ESA won't affect it and it is not usually taxable.  They are separate benefits. 

    Have a look on the Govt. UK site as there is lots of info on there about different benefits.   Or why not ring and ask them? 

    I hope this is helpful.  x

     

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