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hello .I applied for PIP in february after living on the low rate of esa for five years and having to send in sick notes for years. Finally i went for a medical for the limited capabillity for work assesment and was awarded the high rate of esa. Does anyone know if I have to go for another medical for Pip I have copd emphysemia .

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    ESA n PIP are 2 seoerate benefits so u will need to claim PIP as a seperate one.I Dont know if u will need to go for another medical but i claim ESA n PIP n had to have 2 seperate medicals.Good luck xx

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    You have one for esa then one for pip as the have different standings. One, what you can do, one, how it effects you

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    THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES . ANOTHER THING I WAS WONDERING IS WILL I GET BACKDATED PIP IF I AM AWARDED IT , THAT WORD MAKES ME LAGH IMEAN ITS LIKE IM BEING GIVEN SOMETHING AS A PRIZE IF I HAD KNOW I COULD APPLY FOR PIP BACK IN215 WHEN I WAS DIAGNOZED WITH COPD I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO STRUGGLE SO MUCH ON TH PALTRY UC , HOW FAR BACK ARE THEY ALLOWED TO BACK DATE PAYMENTS ?

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      Please could you turn off caps because it's classed as shouting an is very difficult to read.

      If your PIP claim is successful and you're not transferring from DLA then it's backdated to the date you rang to start your claim.

      Also be aware that PIP isn't awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors. Evidence will be needed to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone.

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