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Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

Royal College of Nursing

Spinal Injuries Association

Chesterfield Law Centre

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

Coventry Mind

Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Fibromyalgia Association UK

Union of Brunel Students

DIAL, Basildon & South Essex

Rethink North Devon

Welfare Rights Service, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Macmillan Benefits Service, Glasgow

South East London ME Support Group

Headway, Ayrshire

Brooksbank Money Advice Section, Dundee

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Blyth Valley Disabled Forum

Cornwall Blind Association

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

CATCH UP Ltd Llanelli

Dorset Residential Homes, Dorchester

Julian Housing Project, Oxford

Cerebra

Intowork

Dunedin Canmore Housing Association

CMT United Kingdom

Perth & Kinross Council Welfare Rights Team

Wallich Clifford Community

Money Advice Unit, Hertfordshire

Norwich and West Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau

Different Strokes

North Tyneside Disability Forum

Rochdale MBC Advice Service

Warwickshire Network for ME

Salford Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

Disability Resource Centre, Dunstable

Braintree Halstead & Witham Citizens Advice Bureau

Westcountry Housing Association

North Staffordshire Warm Zone

Merstham Community Facility Trust

Better 2 Work Team

Morecambe Bay ME group

Dimensions for Living

Trafford Benefits Advice

West Lancs Disability Helpline

DLA to PIP Result!
“Having been a recipient of DLA Higher Level Mobility component on an indefinite basis for many years, I was very sceptical about any success with PIP given all the publicity. But with your help I not only got the higher rate mobility component, but also the standard care component! I followed your advice on completion of the form to the letter - thank you so much.”

DLA to PIP, Enhanced rate care and mobility
“I've been a member of Benefits and work for many years and found it invaluable for my DLA claims ( and 5 tribunals) but you surpassed yourselves this time. I missed the cut off age for having to change to PIP by just one week; had to fill in PIP forms last November; called for ATOS medical in January. Finally today, April 16th, the day after my Birthday, I got the best present ever. PIP Enhanced rate care and mobility for "an ongoing period". 13 points care and 12 points mobility.
I'm not sure what "ongoing period" means, It says it's the longest period they can allow but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Benefits and Work. Your advice and help has been invaluable.”

PIP success
“Just received decision for PIP after six months. I was awarded enhanced rate for both parts. I asked for a copy of the assessment report which gave standard award for both…This website proved invaluable when writing a full account of my medical history and disability. I say to readers spend a lot of time reading on this website and be sure to send every piece of relevant written evidence…Thanks to everyone at Benefits and Work website.”

PIP Award
“First of all I would like to the Moderators and everyone else who has supported me through this process. I am pleased to tell you that my letter arrived on Friday morning and have been awarded the enhanced rate for both components are until 2022…. Keep up your subscription because you never know when you will need the fantastic support of the B&W team again. Once again a big thank you...”

PIP Tribunal won!
“I went for my PIP Tribunal yesterday and won! Previously I had been getting higher rate care and mobility, (for 15 years). I had just renewed my Blue Badge and was given lower rate care and mobility. I had to return my Motability car. I decided to pursue just the mobility component… The result was I will now receive Higher Rate Mobility AND Care - what a result, I was flabbergasted to say the least - at last, I was listened to by people who knew what I was talking about! So, thank you, thank you, thank you for all help and knowledge you gave me...”

PIP Award
“After applying for P.I.P and receiving a letter stating I was not entitled with zero points on both the daily and living components. I am thrilled to say after having a mandatory reconsideration I now have been awarded P.I.P on both. Thank you for your guidance it has taken 6 years to get to this I wish I had discovered your site earlier. A big thank you.”

PIP result
“Confirmation letter arrived this morning, PIP awarded standard daily living and standard mobility while 2021. So now in receipt of both esa and pip. Have done everything this site advised me to do and its paid off. Can`t thank you enough.”

PIP success
“I have just been awarded PIP. I do not know what level yet, but the fact that my disabilities have been acknowledged is as much a part of it as the financial help. This site was instrumental in my achievement and I thank the people who have put this amazing site together. Thank you”0

DLA to PIP success
“Hi Guys. from DLA to PIP. Brown envelope arrived today. I was awarded full enhanced allowance. Many thanks for your help and guidance.”

Thank you – invaluable help & advice
“A massive thanks I did not feel so alone after receiving a renewal for esa and then dla/to pip transfer, both within two weeks of each other…Used the guides ESA first , support group award for three years no face to face. Four weeks from completion to decision. PIP from dla two weeks later had a lifetime award..The fact that I had such support from the guides meant I was able to do my best without fear distracting me so Thank you so so much”

PIP award
“The dreaded brown envelope arrived today..........with great news, I have been awarded enhanced daily living and mobility until 2022.I just wanted to say a very BIG THANK YOU to you all. This would not have been possible without your guides. Without their invaluable information I would not have known where to start filling in the forms. My advice to anyone is to take your time and tell them every detail about your disability ,( if you don't tell them then how are they to know). Keep up the good work!!”

ESA success
“I received my decision from my WCA into the WRAG group end of last week. As a subscriber I used the guide provided. so first off thanks for this guide was invaluable, really was.. recommend it to anyone filling in that terrible form ESA50”

ESA Support Group success
“Thanks all at b&w from receiving the dreaded ESA forms it's taken four weeks and today I opened the brown envelope I've been put back in the support group with no medical, I must stress to everyone doing these forms put extra information about how your daily life is a struggle and give examples”

PIP Award success
“A huge thanks to you all. I heard today that I have been awarded both daily living and mobility at the enhanced rate…I couldn't have done it without the manuals and I have saved myself the stress of MR and appeal. So big thanks to benefits&Work team”

ESA renewal success
“I would like to thank B and W for their guide…”

DLA to PIP success
“Hi, I am writing to thank you for all the information that you have available on your site.
This is such a useful site to help claimants with understanding what is happening during these change-overs. I am not sure how I found your site but know that I am very pleased that I did. I read everything to help with my Granddaughters appointment for PIP assessment in February, and although I didn't hold out a lot of hope, as over the years she seems to have slipped through so many nets. My Granddaughter has now been awarded enhanced rate for two modules. Thank you so much.”


PIP success
“My PIP award was successful. I received enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility.
I am very relieved and am just recovering from a flare-up of my symptoms due to the extra
stress. I am very grateful and wish to express my sincere thanks to the B&W website.”


PIP Success story
“I am writing to thank the B&W team. I was turned down for PIP, when I was eventually interviewed in August 2015. I had initially applied in the March of that year. I immediately asked for a mandatory reconsideration, and signed up for your guides - and provided the decision makers with further information, based on your advice. I was very relieved to find out that the incomprehensible decision was overturned, and I was then awarded PIP at daily standard rate for 10 years. I was also subsequently put into the ESA support group without an interview (apparently to be reviewed in around 1 year.). Again, this happened after I followed the advice in your guides. Thank you so much. I couldn't have got this far without you”

Success story
“I am writing to thank the B&W team. I was turned down for PIP, when I was eventually interviewed in August 2015. I had initially applied in the March of that year. I immediately asked for a mandatory reconsideration, and signed up for your guides - and provided the decision makers with further information, based on your advice. I was very relieved to find out that the incomprehensible decision was overturned, and I was then awarded PIP at daily standard rate for 10 years. I was also subsequently put into the ESA support group without an interview (apparently to be reviewed in around 1 year.). Again, this happened after I followed the advice in your guides. Thank you so much. I couldn't have got this far without you”

PIP success
“Hi all, firstly can I say a big big thank you to all for the wealth of useful info on the site, simply invaluable, recently awarded PIP std daily & mob at the 1st attempt, and the decision came within 2 weeks too !!”

Brilliant help -Thank you
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the brilliant guides which have helped me secure my son's transfer from SDA to ESA Support Group. A huge sigh of relief!”

PIP Award
“Just had the 'brown envelope' of the decision on my transfer from DLA to PIP. I've been awarded Mobility at enhanced rate.(same as DLA) Personal care - at enhanced rate. ( from lower rate DLA).........and didn't have to go for a medical - all done over the phone. Thanks to the advice on this wonderful web site, I was able to supply the DWP with enough written & photographic evidence to avoid the necessity for a medical interview. I'm sooooo relieved I could cry!”

DLA to PIP success
“Hi. I like to thank you for your guides to pip which helped me to do a full impact health report on my transfer from dla to pip…I received 10 years ER [enhanced rate] care and mobility. I would advise anyone to read the guides and think through how you can use the information to improve your answers…Again a BIG THANK YOU”

DLA to PIP Appeal success
“I have been lurking here for a while now as a paid member, having read many success stories, as well as reading through all the supplied materials and guides. Today, I have a letter in hand from DWP stating that they will be depositing back payments due after successful Tribunal appeal…Thank you, Benefits and Work, for being here when we needed you! And thank you to all the people on the forum who have shared their experiences. It has been such a huge help. Never give up!”

ESA Support Group – thanks to B&W
“Hello All, Got the letter today informing me that I will continue to remain in the support group for ESA.
I wanted to say a BIG THANKS to Benefits & Work. I don't know how I would have managed without it. Thanks for the guides and all the information. Thanks to the moderators. Thanks to the creators of the site! The subscription is a very modest request considering all the help I have received. For as long as the government and DWP seek to obscure the mechanics of a process that is supposed to be helping to safeguard vulnerable people in our society, Benefits & Work is absolutely essential.”


Successful PIP Tribunal Result
“Two weeks ago I had my PIP tribunal as I had been awarded standard rate for mobility and daily living, and felt in was wrong. After a six month battle through the appeals service, and feeling like everything I was saying was ignored by the DWP, at the tribunal I was awarded enhanced mobility and enhanced daily living for the next three years. I put that down to the help and resources available on this forum which enabled me to build my case on points of legislation that could not be disputed. Thank you so much to everyone that makes this possible, I hope you have some idea of the positive impact you are having on people's lives with what you do. For everyone else, don't give up, there're hoping that you do.”

ESA Support Group success
“Thanks so much for your ESA guides - they really are essential and the advice offered so detailed. Just three weeks after submitting his ESA50 form (and without having to undergo a face-to-face), my son - who has autism - has heard that he is to remain in the Support Group…Thank you.”

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PIP Appeal Victory!
“Hi everyone. Thank you so much to the B&W team as well as the forum posters!!!!! Honestly, if there is a way I can nominate B&W for a Pride of Britain award I would, the moderators are truly deserving, Thank you for always answering our questions and educating us. I was awarded enhanced rate care & mobility by the Tribunal last month. Surprisingly, DWP backdated my payments within 2 weeks of the Tribunals decision.
Initially, I was only awarded low care by DWP unjustly. The guides on this site are fantastic! Definitely worth every penny. I will encourage everyone on this benefits journey to follow the guides carefully…. Above all do not give up! Only you know what you're going through, Fight for your case.. Good Luck!”


PIP success
“I just wanted to update you all and thank all the mods on here for their dedication and help and of course to the fantastic guides, without which i am sure i would have had a nervous breakdown by now. I received the decision today, the same rates as i was on, not to be reviewed until 6th march 2026!!!!
I cant believe after 10 months of stress it's over, for now and perhaps i can think of other things rather than PIP and my family can be less stressed! I would like to again thank everyone involved with this site, the endless information and knowledge is priceless and has been more helpful than i can ever explain. Best wishes to you all and i hope that people going through this are as lucky as me to have a compassionate assessor. Many thanks”

ESA Support Group
“I just found out I am to stay in the support group and my ESA is safe without a face to face. Thank you for your guidance. I supplied lots of additional information and used your guides. keep up the good work.”

PIP success thanks to B&W
“I got my PIP award until 20/2/20 today as my DLA ended and it looked as if I could lose my Motability car just because I was turning 64…This site was so useful and I followed its advice - in particular a letter from my GP was mentioned as significant in their decision. No interview required - all done via the application form…Best of luck to all.”

PIP success
“Many, many thanks and profound gratitude to the Mods and Steve for the excellent guides and all forms of advice. The brown envelope arrived today telling me that I qualified for enhanced both, scoring 24 points for mobility and 45 for daily living..”

PIP awarded until 2019
“The dreaded brown envelope arrived today. Been awarded pip until 2019. Thank you to B&W for all your brilliant information. Keep up the good work”

Successful DLA to PIP transfer
“Big thank-you to all here for the fantastic guides and information on the forum. The dreaded brown envelope arrived this morning and I was so anxious I couldn't open it. My partner opened and read the letter out loud, I've been awarded standard care and enhanced mobility till February 2019
Previously low rate care High rate mobility DLA. The relief is incredible and if I physically could dance a jig I would. Thank-you”


PIP success
“I would like to thank this forum for without your help and guidance I would not be here. I cant see how people can claim successfully unless they have read the member only guides as it really is a minefield. Thank you Mods and those that run the forum for your help and advice and all of you that contribute.”

Thank you B&W
“Thank you so much to everyone at B&W. My daughter (full lower limb amputee +stroke) has just been awarded enhanced PiP for both care & mobility for 3 years. Could not have done it without the support of the Guides etc… thanks to B&W excellent publications.. We are so relieved as it is so stressful just to have to prove the level of difficulties caused through cancer & a stroke. THANK YOU and keep up the good work.”

ESA awarded at Tribunal
“I was awarded ESA based on the 15 points which I had argued for at my Tribunal today - I am so relieved and would like to thank this site and forum for your help… Many thanks for your assistance”

PIP awarded – thank you B&W
“Thanks to the forum moderators and the guides, my husband's transition from DLA to PIP has been successful, cheers...Many thanks and best wishes to all.”

PIP result
“After a few weeks of anxious wait, we finally received our DLA to PIP transfer letter, awarding our 16 yr old son with Down Syndrome the enhanced rate for both care and mobility until 2026!!!!
I can honestly say that this would NOT have happened without the help of this site. I followed its advice to the letter and my son was given the maximum award, which is ten years.
The key feature of this site is that it helps you 'think outside the box' when filling in the application. Without its guidance I wouldnt have thought of putting down half the details I did, which obviously made the difference between receiving the standard or the enhanced rate. Thank you so very much on behalf of my son !”


Good news PIP assessment
“HI, I had an assessment for DLA (previously awarded indefinitely in 1988) to Pip on 9th February. It was long and stressful. I'm extremely relieved to say the decision arrived today and I've retained everything that I had with the award being for an 'ongoing period'. I am so pleased and thank you for all the wonderful advice in the guides…Thanks again for all the great advice you give, it helps to read what's said to other people too .”

PIP awarded without medical
“Just wanted to say thanks for all the advice on this site as the dreaded brown envelope arrived today and my son has been awarded PIP standard rate without a medical for 2 years, he suffers from a mental health condition and I am sure without reading all the advice on here he wouldn't have been and we would be looking at an appeal. I feel so relieved and this will make such a difference to his life, thanks again”

PIP result – thank you
“This is a BIG thank you message for everyone on the forum who have all been so supportive of me… and also a BIG thank you to the mods and everyone else associated with benefitsandwork. I had a home visit and I got the enhanced rate for care which was amazing - thank you…. Given what I have read here about how harsh they are with assessing PIP, I am just thankful for getting enhanced care. I could not have carried on without it, and I am so grateful for the advice I got here. You genuinely saved my life.”

PIP award
“Just wanted to say my husband got his letter today he has waited 4 weeks since he was seen was awarded the top rate for mobility and the highest rate for care… many thanks for all your information.”

PIP Appeal success
“Having won a pip appeal a week ago, awarded standard daily living…I was on enhanced rate, Atos medical May 2015, award withdrawn September 2015 , took jt all the way, and although I crumbled into an emotional blubbering snotty wreck I managed to get through it and awarded standard rate there and then. If it was not for this site, fb page, guides , and help from disability north with submission it would have been too overwhelming to deal with..... Thank you so much ...”

ESA reassessment success
“Hi. Thought I would share some good news. Had the dreaded ESA re-assessment convinced would be called in for "medical". Heard this morning I have been put in support group without medical. I used the help on this forum and sent in lots of evidence.”

Don’t give up
“I just wanted to say 'Hi'. I was a member here a few years ago and have recently signed up again. I really cannot thank B&W enough for the information, help & advice they have shared over the years.
THANK YOU…My heart goes out to everyone as we fight this evil system on a daily basis. It is not easy and it is so so wrong. We must carry on as good will overcome evil eventually. Stay strong”


ESA Support Group – no medical
“Thank you, thank you, thank you....................just had to fill in ESA50 again and have received confirmation I can stay in Support Group for 1 year....................was dreading the process of medical and possible appeal etc. It took 6 months last year.............it is frustrating that I have to reapply each year … However, I would have struggled much more without this site - can't thank you enough.”

PIP Appeal success
“HI Everyone . I just want to thank B&W once again for the great help and downloads since my daughter turned 16 for DLA applications and now at 22yrs for PIP we lost higher mobility and middle care DLA we were awarded standard Daily Living. PIP which we appealed, turned down. recently attended First Tier Tribunal awarded Enhanced Daily Living and Enhanced Mobility…just so many people out there are unaware of the wonderful work you all do…Please carry on your wonderful work you have been a God send to my family. Thanks Again”

 PIP award
“Got my award letter today and been awarded enhanced daily living and standard mobility till 2018,it is a weight off my shoulders and a huge relief for me, thank you to benefits and work for all the advice.”

Thank you so very much on behalf of my son!
“After a few weeks of anxious wait, we finally received our DLA to PIP transfer letter, awarding our 16 yr old son with Down Syndrome the enhanced rate for both care and mobility until 2026!!!!
I can honestly say that this would NOT have happened without the help of this site. I followed its advice to the letter and my son was given the maximum award, which is ten years.
The key feature of this site is that it helps you 'think outside the box' when filling in the application. Without its guidance I wouldnt have thought of putting down half the details I did, which obviously made the difference between receiving the standard or the enhanced rate. Thank you so very much on behalf of my son !”

DLA to PIP until March 2022
“Just want to take this opportunity to thank all at B &W for all the help and information I received in applying for PIP. After 6 weeks of waiting for a decision after my f2f assessment I received the letter this morning and am pleased to say that I was awarded enhanced Mobility and standard Care..the best news is that it is awarded until March 2022, I know they can review you earlier but at least the pressure is off for now. Once again thank you to all the Mods for your help…”

DLA to PIP
“I have just come through the most distressing change from DLA TO PIP…Yesterday the brown envelope came through, and I couldn't open it. I left it until the afternoon, having worked myself up so much my mind shut down and I slept. I opened it …and I have been awarded enhanced for both mobility and the other one at enhanced…Thank you so much for all that you do. It helps me and my family understand what I'm entitled too. People pay the subscription, it really is amazing.”

I won my ESA Tribunal!!
“Oh gosh I had to post this.. I want to share my news and encourage other people as tough as it gets..don't give up! I will be honest this Tribunal Interview was very intense and scary.
I was just me and that paid off… they said they would award me ESA sobbed. still unsure which group I would be placed in but the feeling was amazing…Please anyone in this position PLEASE JOIN this forum..the advice helped me beyond words.”


DLA to PIP conversion success
“Thanks to the very good Advice, Information and Help contained on this site My wife Joyce has now Completed the Conversion from DLA (indefinite) to PIP…This is until Jan 2021.”

ESA Reconsideration success
“Folks, I just wanted to let you know that I have had my ESA claim reconsidered and been placed back into the Support Group…I found the guides to be invaluable and, with their help, was able to compile a lengthy report to submit for appeal/reconsideration. As I was unsure of which guide was applicable to my circumstances, I emailed Benefits and Work and promptly received direct instruction from Steve. Thank you all so much for the work and research you all do. I am not sure my benefit would have been re-instated without it.”

ESA decision – thank you
“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Rang Esa today to find out where to send my fit note, to be told I no longer need to send them in as a decision had been made. They have put me in the work related activity group. So thank you, for the help and advice.”

B&W membership renewal
“just renewed my membership ..cant believe its 12 months since joining this brilliant site worth every penny no doubt I will need the brilliant advice and help from all the mods In the future when the dreaded DWP decide to take my benefits away”

PIP Result
“I have just been awarded advanced payment mobility...Really happy, thank you for this excellent web site and good luck to everyone applying”

DLA change in circumstances success
“After long thought we applied for change of circumstances with dla had low care we knew the chances of losing whole award all together but after help from the site and step by step guidance today the brown envelope came we were rewarded higher care dla and higher mob dla thank you for this site..”

PIP award
“Hi just to say thanks to this great informative website! My sister was awarded enhanced rate of PIP until Jan. 2018 (no mobility) for mental health issues. Filling out the forms and getting lots of medical info was stressful and hard…What this government is making disabled people go through is dreadful. If I had not been able to help her she would have had nothing. There is no help out there for those without family or friends. Many thanks again.”

ESA award
“I was awarded Esa wra group, many thanks for your advice.”

Awarded PIP after tribunal
“I have just been awarded pip after a tribunal. I had a home visit assessment and was taken off my previously awarded dla. The assessor completely misrepresented everything I told her and I was declined for a pip award. I decided to appeal and did so on paper as I find it extremely stressful to go out. After 5 months and lots of correspondence my letter arrived today and my appeal was upheld.
Thanks to this site for all the useful information”

PIP success
“At last the brown envelope dropped through the letter box, my autistic daughter was awarded enhanced daily living (previously on middle rate of D.L.A.) and the standard rate for mobility, I just couldn't believe it…Thank you everybody at Benefits and Work what would we do without you and the forum. The guides are such a help…Good luck to everybody still waiting for the results of their P.I.P.”

Enhanced PIP mobilty, standard daily living . . . all due to your fantastic guides
“Hi you wonderful people. I've just received the results of my recent PIP assessment and have been awarded Standard rate in the Daily Living Component and enhanced rate for the mobility component. This was all due to your fantastic guides. Without them I don't think I would have received anything. My car is my lifeline to the outside world as we are a little isolated around here… I am also currently in receipts of ESA (support group)..Many thanks”

ESA Support Group with no face to face
“Hello All. This is my first post. Thank you for your great website, guides, and all mods. I had been on ESA CB and was eagerly! awaiting my renewal. It arrived on January 8th, I completed it…I phoned the medical assessment centre this afternoon. The gentleman told me my claim had been looked at, and they were not sending me for a face to face assessment. He said they had sent the recommendation to the DWP for me to be put into Support Group. What a great relief. Thanks again to B + W”

PIP appeal result
“My daughter's appeal hearing was held last Friday and she got the result today. After seventeen years of getting DLA at the highest rate for care and lowest for mobility the DWP decided that she now got no points at all! We appealed this and used a lot of the advice on here... My daughter has now been awarded the standard rate for both care and mobility…Thank you for the advice I've received.”

PIP decision overturned at mandatory reconsideration
“Hi, I just wanted to share my good news: Yesterday I got a letter from the DWP saying that they had reconsidered my claim and after reading my GPs letter they are now awarding me PIP at both the enhanced rates till the end of October 2025”

New Child DLA claim success
“I just wanted to write and thank you all for the wonderful guides that we used to complete my son's DLA claim. We received the award decision in under 4 weeks…He has been awarded Low Mobility and Mid Care based on my application package, without any additional information being requested from his Doctors and without a medical… I am so pleased that we have achieved this result so quickly and without any wrangling or delays.”

Appeal win!!
“Thanks to all the excellent advice on this site, I was able to prepare thoroughly and confidently for the tribunal. It was a very fair hearing. I found the examples for the 'Grounds for Appeal' statement really useful…Thanks”

PIP Tribunal Success – From 0 Points to Enhanced Care and Mobility
“I just want to thank everyone on this forum for the advice, guidance and information provided. I had my hearing today and my appeal was allowed. From 0 points DWP decision to enhanced points for both living and mobility. I am in floods of tears of joy, I can't thank everyone enough. I have been quietly reading all comments about persevering with my claim and that was what kept me going.
Thank you all once again, I may now be able to have at least more than an hours sleep tonight…”

PIP success
“After recently requesting an MR for our daughter and being unsuccessful we decided to appeal. A letter arrived today to say she no longer has to go to appeal and that her award has been increased from 17 point daily living to 25 and mobility to full 12 points from 4. Her award was also extended from 218 till 2021. Delighted would be an understatement. Thanks to everyone on here who replied to questions I had.”

PIP award
“I'm more than happy that been awarded basic rate PIP 55.10... This site was very, very helpful filling in forms and advice on medical etc. I've recommended you to several people.”

PIP awarded at Tribunal – thanks B&W
“Attended ATOS assessment got 3 points got to tribunal and was given 11 wow, thanks for your help, oh and awarded for 3 years no mention of reassessment in less than that, but bet they do!”

PIP success
“Thank you very much for your support I have now received enhanced daily living your site has been a great help”

 PIP Mobility Appeal success
“Just to say thank you for the invaluable guidance and information on this site. Having been rejected for the enhanced mobility rate (awarded standard rate again), I appealed via paper (not oral) and was awarded the enhanced mobility rate. If you know in your heart what you should be awarded then do not be afraid to appeal the decision, it really is not that difficult using the information from this site...”

 PIP Tribunal result
“Just wanted to thank B&W for their guided material. I have been rejected twice by DWP but with encouragement and help from this site I took it all the way to tribunal. I was awarded enhanced on care and standard in mobility. I couldn't believe it, without you guys I would have given up at first stage but you gave me the courage to carry this on and never give up. Thank you so much. To all those who have been through hurdles subscribe to this site you will never regret it. Thank you again.”

PIP after Mandatory Reconsideration
“Applied for PIP for my 16 YO autistic son. Got enhanced care for 2 years, no mobility.... Had filled in the Ap following the guide lines that you give. Asked for a mandatory reconsideration backing it up with letters from his previous and current schools. Got enhanced care and enhanced mobility for 2 years 10 months. Thanks you for your guides. I am sure we would have struggled without them.”

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ESA Support Group success
“Hello All. This is my first post. Thank you for your great website, guides, and all mods. I had been on ESA CB and was eagerly! awaiting my renewal. It arrived on January 8th, I completed it, and enclosed 71 pages of consultant reports, and GP evidence. Sent back Royal Mail Special Delivery, on January 18th. I phoned the medical assessment centre this afternoon. The gentleman told me my claim had been looked at, and they were not sending me for a face to face assessment. He said they had sent the recommendation to the DWP for me to be put into Support Group. What a great relief. Thanks again to B + W.”

ESA Support Group – no medical
“…I had to start from the beginning and make a new claim. I naturally anticipated a medical, returned the form and waited. It wasn't too long at all, three weeks max' for a reply. I was placed in Support group, No Medical. I have to put this down to following the excellent advice from this website, and the one thing I would strongly back up is to send as much medical info' as you possibly can along with the ESA50…Thanks to Benefits & Work and all the people like myself, who really suffer mentally with this type of scenario, thanks for posting your experiences”

PIP enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility and ESA success
“Thanks to the wonderful advice from B&W, I was awarded EDL and EM in my PIP assessment…having been placed in the SG for ESA”

ESA Result
“My wife…applied for ESA and upon receiving the forms was unable to complete the same. I downloaded your guides and completed the forms her using your guides. Three weeks ago received notification that she had been placed in the support group without the need for any medical examination. She was overjoyed. Thank you once again for your brilliant guides without which my wife would never had gone ahead with her claim for ESA. With that result she has also just completed her claim for PIP from DLA and again using your guides is confident of a positive result. Fingers are crossed.”

ESA Support Group renewal
“Just a quick note to say thank you. Just been put back into the support group at renewal time. Used ESA guide to answer each question. DWP decision took 21 days (including Christmas and New Year. No medical, no reconsideration, no tribunal. Don't think I could have done it without the guide”

Thank you B & W – PIP awarded
“Thank you so much for your guides that have helped me to word my problems of the difficulties I face taking care of myself day to day. Because of your guide I am awarded enhanced rate daily care and standard rate mobility for Pip.”

Huge Thanks
“Just wanted to say a huge, huge thanks to the boards here and to everyone who kept answering my endless questions over these past few months. The dreaded brown envelope arrived with a positive result and I firmly believe that were it not for the guides and everyone's support; the result would have been very different... What everyone does is priceless...! Thank you somehow doesn't seem enough.”

ESA Support Group success in the end
“hello again. Just an update. I am in the assessment phase of ESA and posted up when I had queries regarding WFI letter - thanks to those who replied (Foss27-Gordon-Bud-Elisa). Had a thorough, but fair, WCA assessment with capita. Brown envelope day today - got put in support group. The mods would be proud of me - I threw "reliably" in answering every question, query or example”

ESA renewal success
“I posted off my ESA renewal form in the middle of December and the brown envelope arrived this morning with the result I'd obviously been hoping for, "You have been placed in the Support Group"
I was originally placed in the Support Group 3 Years ago without a face to face following my transfer from Incapacity Benefit, so to continue in the same Group is obviously a huge relief…A huge thanks goes out to everyone concerned with the Benefits & Work Forum for all their hard work in providing such useful and up to date guides and information, we really would be lost without you. I also hope this post will give hope to the folk out there who find themselves in a similar situation with no current medical support to rely on”


DLA to PIP success
“Hi. My husband has today received his dla to pip award, of enhanced for both care and mobility.
I would like to say a big thank-you to this site and all the mods for their great guides and help that they give, without this I don't think he would of got this great result”


PIP reassessment success
“I first claimed PIP in 2013 and initially didn't use your guides, I was a first time claimant not having had DLA or PIP before. I was awarded enhanced mobility and eventually ,after a huge struggle, they added standard daily living. I just have had a reassessment over a year in advance of my PIP claim end date and used your claim guides right from the beginning and have had news today I have received the enhanced rate of both parts straight off. I was much better prepared for the actual ATOS assessment this time. No need for appeals MR's or anything else. Its for 3 years. I cannot express in words how grateful I am to you all at Benefits and Work.”

“I swear I haven't cried so much in the whole rest of my life!” DLA to PIP
After having been in receipt of the lowest component for Care on DLA for a few years (with no mobility award), I received the dreaded letter telling me that I had to reapply as I was being changed over to PIP…In due time I received the decision in between Christmas and new year. I have to admit that I was shaking and crying before I could unfold and read the letter as I was utterly convinced that I was going to lose even the basic component of the Care that I received before. So, when I eventually unfolded the letter and read it, I had to read it seriously five times before the information penetrated my brain. I have been awarded both the daily living and the mobility components at enhanced level, and for TEN YEARS. More tears followed, of utter relief at the thought of not having to appeal, keep this dragging on etc. I swear I haven't cried so much in the whole rest of my life! I put my success down to a combination of my Consultant's letter and the utterly invaluable information given in the members only guides on this site…PLEASE if this helps one person not to give up, it's worth it. I …wish I could give something back for the invaluable advice I've received from this site's guides. Thank you again.”

PIP award – thank you B&W
“Thank you so much to Benefits and Work for guiding me through the process of applying for PIP and the medical. Would never have been able to do this by myself and truly thank you for this brilliant site.”

PIP Result
“Having used this site to help me explain my difficulties for my previous Pip claim and Esa claim I have been collecting supporting letters to help with future assessments. I sent these with a few handwritten sheets to explain in more detail…Received the decision today and after a sick feeling opened it and…Enhanced care and Enhanced mobility! So relieved and uplifted…Many thanks to [the mods] and all those helping on here and of course to the site owner for it all being here to help us organise our minds and claims to get the relevant awards. Big thanks!”

ESA Tribunal – I won!
“Thank you, to everyone who has given me advice over the last few month. Been awarded for 2 years.”

PIP Award: Enhanced Care and Mobility
“I have today received my PIP award of Enhanced in both Care and Mobility, beyond expectation. the hard work of collecting documents, scanning and printing to enclose with my PIP 2 form appears to have helped during the assessment as the nurse referred to them continually. Thank you to all who gave advice and support…”

PIP Appeal Tribunal success
“Hello, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to this site for your excellent guidance and support. PIP appeal was successful this week. Thank you so much.”

PIP Award
“hi, i have just received some great news regarding my pip assessment, they sent me a favourable decision today and i am so relieved that it is all over for now... i would like to take this opportunity to thank the people behind this site for the help and support that was gained from the downloadable guides and info available and also the people who take the time to answer questions and post on this forum…many thanks”

Successfully moved to Support Group
“A big thank you to Benefits and Work for all your useful information, advice and tips. I've been in WRAG since September 2013 but finally, 2 years later, had the face to face Medical Assessment in October and with all your help, I've been put in the Support Group for 2 years. I'm so happy and relieved”

Help with PIP form
“I have to thank everyone at B&W for getting me through filling out the form, there is no way i would have got this far with out you. I eagerly await my decision i shall keep you posted”

PIP Awarded
“Thank you to everyone on this site I got my PIP award today. Standard Rate Care, Enhanced Rate Mobility…Thanks again to everyone on this site, all the advice and help is really appreciated.”

DLA to PIP success
“I would just like to wish everyone at B&W a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. Also to say a huge Thank You for all your support and advice in 2015 while I was going through the change over from DLA to PIP and my appeal process which thanks to your help I won.”

PIP Appeal success
“Hi All just wanted to confirm after the long and stressful process I have had my Appeal Upheld and awarded enhanced rate for both components . A genuine case deserves a fair award and that's what I feel I finally got from the Tribunal by way of points and descriptors ... I felt like giving up so many times because of the stress but would urge anyone to keep with it and state your case in person at Appeal ! Thank you to this site too for information and regular updates in order to feel more positive about the complicated process of appeals”

ESA Support Group success
“Thanks to your advice on evidence for filling in the ESA form I've been placed straight in the support group just on the strength of the form. Well worth taking all the effort…Again, many thanks. I'll be following your advice for the PIP application.”

PIP Appeal Success: Enhanced Care
“Thank you so very much to benefits and work, I won my PIP Appeal solely because of the wonderful advice on this site, The citizens advice shop had told me they wouldn’t represent me because I had no chance winning my appeal but i represented myself and with the great advice in these pages I’m now getting enhanced care”

ESA Appeal success!!! From 0 to 30 points!
“I will like to offer my sincerest thanks to [the mods] for the advice, support, understanding and outstanding guidance over the last 5 months throughout my appeals process, I cannot thank you all enough! I attended my appeal today and I am delighted to say that I was awarded 30 points for the descriptors that I challenged! In both instances receiving 15 points for each of them, placed in support group…Most of all follow the guides provided on this site, believe me, they are an invaluable resource.”

ESA result
“Thanks to everyone my son has had his ESA results back, no face to face or medical, he's back in the support [group],merry xmas to everyone”

PIP result
“Got my PIP (DLA) result today. Standard rate till May 2018. A B I G Thank you to you, as those guides are invaluable”

ESA success
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to B&W. You guys are brilliant. I just received my ESA decision and I have been placed in the Support Group. This was all done with the help of your excellent guides that I subscribed to.”

PIP Appeal success
“Massive thanks to mods and members of this site. I have won a PIP APPEAL FIRST TIER TRIBUNAL. This is for my 17 yr son for ADHD/ ASPERGERS. We were awarded enhanced care and standard mobility. This has been going on since January and has been a very anxious time for the whole family. This website has been great in giving honest advice and facts.”

Success at last ESA
“just to say a massive thank you to all the B&W people who have helped and guided me every step of the way .I had applied in July to go into the support group of Esa and after assessments cancelled on the days we were there ,and all the waiting and frustrations involved ,finally we got the dreaded brown envelope to say I am in the support group for the next 2 years . Definitely could not have done it without your superb guides and answering all my questions !”

WRAG to SG appeal success
“the 16 day wait for a decision after my tribunal hearing seemed endless, but the relief of getting a decision in my favour was huge…the advice and information i got here really helped me feel more confident that i had done the best i could to put my [case] effectively…THANK YOU”

PIP successful outcome
“Today (3 weeks & 1 day after my face to face assessment) I received the result of my PIP claim. I've been granted enhanced rate care & enhanced mobility for 4 years. I'm so grateful to all the guidance I found on this website. Thank you.”

PIP mandatory Reconsideration success!
“After my hubby going from higher rate DLA to then being awarded 0 points in his PIP application we put in a mandatory reconsideration and have recieved a letter today saying that they have awarded him enhanced care and enhanced mobility until 2019!! We are both SO relieved, it has been the most stressful few weeks of our... Without this website I would not have been able to pick my way through the minefield of this process and we would be in despair! I paid the membership to get access to the guides and it has been worth every penny! Thanks to the team on here and others who without knowing it have helped us in your posts to keep positive…"

PIP success
“Hi, I just want to say that that I have had my PIP Assessment on the 16/11 and today I have received the dreaded brown envelope. I was on Enhanced Care and Standard Mobility.........they have kept my Enhanced Care and given me Enhanced Mobility both until November 2021...so soo happy… Thankyou all so much..”

PIP Result
“just letting you know that my hubbie got the stander rate of pip(mobility) and standard for care for 10 yrs !!!!! thanks so much for all your help and notes : thanks B&W.”

PIP Appeal won! For Asperger’s
“I have won my daughters Appeal despite not attending in person. She has been awarded enhanced daily living and mobility…I encourage people not to give up if they are refused or do not get the level of award they believe to be fair. Many many thanks for benefits and works without your help she may not have won her Appeal.”

Successful ESA & PIP claim
“Thank you to all at Benefits and Work for the excellent advice, support and guidance you give. I had a successful move from IB to ESA… into the support group with no assessment, and after being very reluctant to apply for PIP after reading some of the dreadful experiences of some claimants, I've just been awarded both care and mobility components for four years”

PIP awarded – Thanks!
“I received a letter this morning saying that my lower rate mobility component would stay plus I have been awarded £55 per week daily living allowance. Many thanks to you for your help and advice!”

PIP success
“Just letting you know, I have just recently had a home medical (after a lot of persuasion thanks to my Carer) and I got a letter this week telling me I have been awarded Enhanced rate for both PIP Components. I would like to say a huge thank you for, your very helpful guides. I have recommended your site to some friends of mine.”

ESA claim successful
“I have just received a letter saying that I have been placed in the Support Group - I have not been asked to attend a medical assessment. Thank you! I couldn't have done it without your help”

ESA & PIP success
“Thanks to you guys my application for ESA was accepted on 19 of November less any medical and I have been placed in the Support Group until 10 of May 2017…Also, I have to let you know in May this year I was awarded Standard Daily Living component without any medical until May 2018”

Thank you – DLA to PIP success
“I have just received the outcome of my son's change from DLA to PIP. He has Asperger syndrome and ADHD so I knew I had to make a good case for him to at least maintain under PIP what he had under DLA. I was concerned that it would be really difficult to make the case and so used the PIP guides and took my time and added sheets…. I am really pleased to tell you that despite my concerns my son has been awarded the enhanced daily living rate and standard mobility for an ongoing period…Thank you for your continued help and good guidance, I am sure it made a difference... I hope other people will find the guides as helpful as I have. I will continue to subscribe as I am sure I will need your guidance in the future”

PIP Tribunal success
“Recieved decision letter today. Awarded standard daily living and enhanced mobility. Feeling very relieved..I really cant thank this site enough as I had been fortunate never to have had to claim any benefits at all. Thank you again and best wishes to all who are still struggling to overturn decision. It is such a relief…”

PIP success
“Well I.. have recieved my PIP award notice all at enhanced, thanks to this site.”

PIP Tribunal success
“Hi I was my son's representative at a PIP Tribunal on Monday 16th November. We had the good news today that he was entitled to the daily living component at the standard rate!
We are delighted. I cannot believe that it only took 48 hours after attending!..If I hadn't joined here (at the last minute) it well may have been a different matter…Such a great site for those going through re-assessments etc”

ESA Appeal Successful!
“My appeal was successful! Points raised from 6 given in the medical to 27 in Tribunal! Thank you all so much for the help and the guides which helped me navigate through the nightmare so many of us have to go through. I couldn't have done it without you.”

DLA to PIP award
“My husband has finally received the decision, enhanced mobility, enhanced PIP indefinite. We could not have gone through the process without B&W & all your subscribers…. Good luck to everyone making a claim or an appeal & thank you so much to B&W.”

Thank you B & W
“A HUGE THANK YOU B & W! for all the hard work, that each and every one of you, put into this amazing site. I have been placed into the support group for another 2 years without a medical! (last time around I had to go to tribunal ) I really can not put into words how grateful I am to you all, for the support ,advice and information you give us. Well worth every penny of the subscription fee!”

PIP result
“Just a quick post to thank everyone at B&W for your fantastic guides and help. I had been on DLA, but that claim ended in May and the DWP claimed not to have received my renewal application, so was forced to apply for PIP… I received the dreaded brown envelope this morning and, after overcoming some hesitation and anxiety, I finally opened it to discover that I've been awarded the enhanced rate for daily living and mobility, from July 2015 to April 2018. Couldn't have got to this point without the information and advice this site provides. So, thanks again”

PIP decision
“Got decision today enhanced rate for both, thank you so much for your good advice, having to prove you are disabled is a degrading experience GOOD LUCK to you all”

ESA result
“I've been placed in the SG for ESA, no medical and they didn't write to GP… Thank you very much for your much needed and used notes on this whole process!”

Fast PIP result
“Hi Guys! I’ve received my PIP award letter in less than two weeks…Daily Living and Mobility enhanced ongoing award. Thank you mods for your help especially Gordon,Bro58 and Mrs Hurtyback being able to get advice from you guys when you need it is an enormous support. Thank you all! I would like to say that the PIP guide and the PIP assessment guide helped us a great deal.”

PIP awarded
“I have been a member for a few months, and found this site invaluable in my successful claim for PIP.”

PIP success
“I was awarded Higher Rate Mobility DLA in April 2013 However no Care, I reported a change off address and asked has anything changed I said Yes I need some Care help now Immediately I was sent a claim Pack for PIP on 14 August 2015 Today I have received news I have been awarded Enhanced Mobility and Care until October 2019 after a home visit from ATOS Many Thanks to this Group who Provide Excellent advice”

Happy with PIP award
“Thank you B@W just received brown envelope mobility put up to enhanced and care put down to standard but happy after stressful time… my award is only for 1year greatfull but stressed to go through this once a year. Thank you once again.” PIP awarded
“Finally, after over 10 years and 2 failed attempts of applying for the old DLA I put in application for PIP. .. eventually the letter came and I had been awarded standard rate mobility and standard rate daily living, both backdated 16 weeks and awarded for 5 years..”

PIP success
“Thanks for all the advice on the site. My partner has just been awarded PIP at the enhanced rate for care and standard rate for mobility. This has been awarded until 2025! She has mental health issues and I had been dreading the medical but we actually had a qualified mental health nurse for the medical. A heartfelt thanks again. Without this site it would have been impossible to achieve this result.”

Thank you – DLA to PIP success
“Hi all, Just wanted to thank you all at B & W for the great advice and guidance provided on your site. I returned from holiday in August to the dreaded brown envelope advising I needed to apply to change from DLA to PIP…Your site prepared me so well that when the form arrived I knew just how to complete it to get my symptoms and daily struggle across in a way that would help with my claim… I was…hugely relieved to get the letter this week confirming I had a ten year award of standard daily care and enhanced mobility meaning I can keep my motobility car which has made such a difference to my ability to stay mobile. Thanks again a real success story for me!”

Successful first time PIP
“Thank you for the clear, concise information to assist with PIP applications. I work full time despite my serious disabilities …. Without my Motability car, I would not be able to work. Motability stepped in and paid for my car whilst my application for PIP was processed... I was awarded the enhanced rate for personal care and mobility...Your information made sure I presented the facts in a way that could guarantee a clear assessment result. Thank you and good luck to everyone else!”

DLA to PIP Amazing Success!
“Hi, I would just like to send many, many thanks to this Forum / Website, as we have just received the infamous 'Brown Envelope'. We have been awarded ENHANCED for both Daily Care and Mobility!
My partner had been on an indefinite award of DLA, and was then invited to apply for PIP. We used all the resources available on this site, in particular the guides from the members area, which we know for sure was a huge part of our successful application…Without the resources here, we firmly believe that we would not have been successful, so thanks for all that you do and provide.”

Thanks for advice – PIP tribunal won today
“Thanks for all of the information and advice provided over last six months. I had my tribunal today and won my PIP benefit back…Without questioning me I was award straight away my mobility standard rate by the dr and judge. Then after questioning me what I do daily and what support they awarded me enhanced for care. Awarded 3 years…Once again thanks for this website and to all who run it.”

PIP success!
“I was on DLA; low rate care & high rate mobility & was invited to apply for PIP. They've awarded me the same & after all my friends' PIP horror stories i'm in shock. I expected a BIG battle. Decision granted Just three weeks after my home assessment . . . I want to thank this amazing board for the help, & information. i was so upset by the things my friends had gone through i don't think i'd have applied without your help here. Thank you!”

DLA to PIP
“I have chronic fatigue syndrome and have consistently struggled with filling out ESA and DLA forms…I have found the Benefits and Works guides of great use and am sure that without them I would not have won my last two appeals…”

The ‘Benefits’ of this website!
“We have just been notified that our son has successfully been transferred unopposed from Incapacity Benefit to the Support Group for ESA ....... and this success can only be apportioned to the guidance and advise provided by Benefits and Work.
We followed the suggested format and phrasing and completed each section step by step- repeating where necessary…we followed the advise from Benefits and Work and submitted letters from friends and family who were able to provide evidence…Without the help from Benefits and Work we could not have done our sons application justice … it was worth the effort and time as the Benefits and Work format works! Once again many thanks for your assistance and guidance. Definitely a recommended service!

DLA awarded
“Hi there I would just like to say a huge thank you to this fantastic resource of a website!!”

Successful PIP
“I just wanted to leave feedback. I applied for PIP for my eldest son about 3 months ago for his depression, anxiety and seizures not really filled with much hope and actually nervous about the whole thing. He was given a date for an assessment despite all medical evidence stating this would be a bad idea as it would cause him great distress…[The assessor] told me she was a psychiatric nurse and thought it odd given his medical information provided that he was even asked to have an assessment. She then said she would ask me a few questions. She did and was actually very nice… I think we got incredibly lucky because despite our concerns this lady was very nice and incredibly kind. We were also lucky in that we actually had an assessor qualified in the area relevant to his case. I wish every assessor was this professional…I wanted to leave this feedback to say thank you to this site for their help and to let people know that not all assessors are awful and that sometimes you do get someone who is sensible and willing to see past the red tape”

PIP success first time
“Hi everyone, I received my PIP result. I got enhanced rate for both living and mobility categories. I did not have to appeal: this was the first result I received on my PIP claim…I wanted to let you folks know because when I was going through the process I felt alone and like there was no hope. There were so few out-and-out good results. So, please know: there is hope. Great results can happen… Buy and read the guide from this website on how to fill out your form. It's money well spent…I know not everyone will get the result they're looking for first time. And also some of it is down to luck, too. But it does happen. Stay wonderful, folks.”

ESA Support Group success
“After waiting an agonising 9 months from submittal of the ESA ATOS form, until my assessment, I have been placed in the support group…Thank you Benefits and Work for the invaluable support that you offer to those in need”

Sanction success
“Daughter finished degree, signed on, got UC. Then got part time job working Tues and Thur, WFI's on Tues so advisor changed day to Wed, so far so good, Then 2 months later gets letter threatening sanction as missed a Tues appointment!. Rings up, explains worked on that day, not a Good Enough Reason as didn't phone up, got sanction….Sent in appeal stating facts are in her file…. They backed down and relented after looking at "new evidence" that was there in the beginning! Sanction cancelled…Only able to fight the stupidity through knowing right procedures as found on this site. Many thanks”

Attendance Allowance success
“Applied for AA for father-in-law using your guide, he's got vascular dementia, got full amount day and night care. Thank you”

PIP mandatory reconsideration success
"Just wanted to let you know I finally got pip standard care on reconsideration [further post] i wanted to say thanks for all your advice . . . i am so relieved - as i know mr success rates are low as was expecting to have to go all the way to an appeal."

Enhanced PIP care and mobility
"Thank you
Thanks to this Wonderfull site I Finally Got the Enchanced Rate Of PIP in both Care And Mobility
Thank You All So Much."

ESA success thank you!!!
"Today recived a letter from dwp and I have successfully been put in support group income related !
It was down to b n w who helped me and guided me with there guides it was worth every penny spent!
Thanks to Gordon and the team."

DLA tribunal
"Hi Gordon, Just to let you know I went to my Tribunal in September (date on earlier post).
I am happy to say I WON, with funds to be paid back to November 2014. Thanks for all the help, from your information guides to posted comments."

ESA support group
"GREAT NEWS THANK YOU B N W
Got a letter to day from ESA
Put straight in support group !!
With out your help I would not of got that!"

ESA support group, with no assessment
"After 18 years diagnosed with MS, I had to give up my work as I could no longer cope physically or mentally. I was DREADING applying for ESA, after all the horror stories of waiting times, and assessments, but thanks to Benefits and Work, it was much less stressful than I thought. I followed the guides to a t, and included as much supporting evidence as I could lay my hands on. What a surprise!!. . . .I had prepared myself for a fight, but my claim was sorted within eight weeks and I was put straight into the support group with no assessment!!. I cannot thank Benefits and Work enough for their invaluable help, and urge anyone who is worried like me to use the guides as you work through the ESA 50 form including anything that you struggle with in day to day life, no matter how small and trivial you think it is."

ESA award support group
"Well after the panic of last week I have just opened a brown envelope and it is good news, I have been placed in the support group. You are absolutely right about the standard letters this is exactly the same but with a little more information. I want to thank you as without the help of your brilliant guides I'm sure the outcome would not have been so favourable."

PIP on written appeal
"Thank-you and the website for all your helpful advice through what has been an extremely stressful episode in my life.
I'll be as brief as I can.
I had been awarded standard living allowance only. I asked for reconsideration and they still said no mobility award. So many mistakes and inaccuracies in report.
Too stressed to face a head to head appeal sent in a very detailed report. On the verge of a total mental breakdown couldn't face speaking to anyone. I took a risk and sent in a written appeal.
Amazed to receive court letter 28th August 2015 been awarded enhanced living allowance and enhanced mobility back dated 12 months."

Transfer from DLA to PIP success
"My son had his assessment for PIP on October 2nd & he heard yesterday that his claim has been agreed, he will get the enhanced rate with top rate mobility component. It is all thanks to the help given by this fantastic site. Thank you.

PIP Brown envelope day. Great result!
“Hi, Its another success.! I want to say a big thank you for putting me straight with the insight into the form filling for PIP. Today I received standard rate Mobility and Standard rate Living component. Paid till 2021 !!!! I most certainly would never have got this without the help of this site, you guys have been marvellous in not only supplying the correct information but updating it too.”

Attendance Allowance success
“Thank you for the information on this site regarding claiming attendance allowance . Using the guide I recently helped my very sick father put in a claim. He has been ill for 6 years but had put off applying due to the fear of a medical and horror stories in the press. In less than 2 weeks he had a decision granting him attendance allowance with no medical needed and the back pay has already been paid in to his account. He was very tearful when he told me and he felt sure it was down to the guides. I am so relieved for him and only wish he had applied sooner. Thank you all for the continued hard work”

ESA appeal success
“After initially being turned down for ESA, i went on to win my appeal with the help of this forum and the B&W guides, thank-you very much”

Support Group success at tribunal
“hi all I wanted to post to thank everyone at benefits and work (especially Gordon) for their endless support and advice and for all the people who post on the forum as I could not have done this or gone to the tribunal without your help and support so thanks a million”

DLA reassessment success!!!
“I have just received a letter advising that I have been awarded Indefinite DLA (on mental health grounds) with no medical! .. just so grateful to B&W for the invaluable guides and help from the forum. A big heartfelt thank-you!!”

ESA Support Group success
“I Telephoned ESA for an update on my claim. They told me I have been put into the support group because of my disability. With no face to face assessment.. Times was so hard for ME 6 month when my ESA was suddenly stopped I cannot thank B AND W enough for its wonderful guides and advice”

ESA Appeal won!
“In May this year I had my medical assessment and given 0 points ESA declined. I decided on advise.. to get a Representative and appeal the decision. With the help of this site and my Rep I Had my ESA appeal tribunal hearing yesterday... good news is the decision was overturned going from 0 points to 39 points and Regulation 35 granted and placed into support group…Goes to show it's very stressful and tiring, not to give up hope and for many it is worth the appeal process. Still can't quite believe it !!!”

PIP success!
“Hi all. I recently subscribed to this Website. Having completed my application, with the aid of the PIP Guide, I was given a Home Assessment date which was within two weeks of receipt by DWP.
On 14th September I was assessed. Yesterday (21st), I received a letter informing me that I had been granted Enhanced awards for both the Living and Mobility elements.
I completed the application form, using all the information that was available to me through your excellent PIP Guide. I don't think I would have put forward such a strong case if it hadn't been for your Guide! Real value for money! Many, many, thanks!”


Success!!!!
“Thank you so much for your guides. I was able to get standard and mobility rate despite worries that the assessors would not understand the effects of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I didn't even have to go to appeal! It made a confusing and emotionally draining process so much easier because I was able to speak their language”

ESA and PIP success!
“thankyou for this site you are amazing. I have been put into the ESA Support Group without the need for a medical…and I got pip at the enhanced rate for care 17 points without a medical”

PIP successful outcome
“Well a really happy up date after having a phone call last week from dwp received letter Sat to say payment for care and standard for mobility not to be reviewed till 2018… thank you to this wonderful site for all there help don't give up hope”

New to B&W
“Hi everybody. We have just found your site while looking for advice about PIP and we found the advice really useful… the chance to get honest helpful advice is vital. Thanks for running this Site”

Won written PIP appeal
“Thank-you and the website for all your helpful advice through what has been an extremely stressful episode in my life”

Successful transfer from DLA to PIP
“Hi I've just been successful in transferring from DLA to PIP. Standard rate care and Enhanced rate mobility. That means I'll be able to keep my motability car. It's been so stressful even though I know I'm entitled. Thanks to benefits and work for the help with filling in the forms”

Support group after very painful assessment
“Thank you for all your info I have been placed in the support group (unsure how long) after my very painful face to face assessment. I was in bed for 2 days after that day.”

PIP award after 2 tribunals
“Im pleased to say, after a 19 month battle with the DWP; which involved a medical, 2 tribunals and a mountain of reports, letters and paperwork I have been awarded PIP by the tribunal panel. I was awarded lower rate care which is to be paid from the 20th December 2013 - 20th December 2016.
I am so elated, which is rare and I can finally get on with my recovery and treatment.
this is in no small part thanks to benefits and works advise and guides, welfare rights and my mum and sister.”

PIP award after mandatory reconsideration
“Thanks to all your wonderful advice and this site, my MR was successful and I have now been awarded mobility at the standard rate after losing it after the transition from DLA to PIP.”

DLA to PIP, standard mobility after mandatory reconsideration
“I lost my mobility after transferring from DLA to PIP, and the decision maker phoned me to see if I was happy about the result of the claim . . . I then sent a MR request and I really explained in detail how even though I was able to attend psychiatric appointments, it could not be said that I could do this reliably, repeatedly, for the majority of the time etc. I explained that the appointments were only a few a year, and explained in great detail the stress involved building up to the appointment and how I was for days after the appointments. I really stuck word for word to the guides on what these terms, reliably, repeatedly, for the majority of the time etc really meant, and I am pleased to say the second DM agreed with me . . . “

Support group success after DWP rep told to shut up
“Had my TRIBUNAL last Wednesday for my appeal against ESA refusal. I WON!!!!!!
So delighted and releived after waiting for Soooo many months.
The Judge and the Doctor where BRILLIANT. She awarded me 15 points in the Highest Mobillity Level 3. She also told me to contact PIP and tell them the outcome of the hearing and I would receive a higher level of PIP.
The Judge during the hearing told the DWP representitive to shut up at one stage
Thanks B&W couldn't have done it without the help of all the Mods and Members.”

Zero points to support group on appeal
“Success. Went from no points to support group. Both the judge and doctor were really easy to talk to and understood my limitations. Just waiting for date for PIP appeal as only awarded low rate mobility feeling much more confident now. Thank you so muxh would not have known where to start without your excellent guides.
Will be using guides to help me with PIP appeal. Thanka again.”

Zero points to standard rate care
“Thanks to your site we have been successful at a Tribunal with my daughter. She went from 0 points to standard rate and to be honest it would not have been achievable without the information you post and the answers you give to the people who contribute to the forum.”

PIP standard rate care before hearing
“Just had a call from the DWP DM who has confirmed that they will be awarding the standard care rate. She will also get in touch with the tribunal office and confirm that there is no need for an appeal hearing. I no longer need to worry about how to pay for orthotics and podiatry care.”

Support group after 3 years in WRAG
“Anyway the upshot is that having followed the advise in your fantastic guides prior to and during my assessment,, I've been informed that I'm now being moved from the WRAG to the support group which is where I should have been in the first place 3 yrs ago, had I been armed with your very useful information back then I might not have had to endure the pressure and stress from the job centre regards finding work these last 3yrs when I knew I wasn't physically/mentally capable. Now I can focus on getting my health to a manageable situation and then hopefully return to work when I know I'm actually ready.
I can't thank you guys enough for all your help and advice.”

Enhanced mobility and care without medical
“I received my daughters letter today. I honestly sat here terrified to open it. She has been awarded enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility.
Thankfully we didn't even get called for an assessment. They made the decision based on the evidence provided. I did send a lot. It cost me a lot to post!!
I could not have tackled those forms without you and the guides on here. That is a fact. They were worse than the DLA forms.
Thank you all very very much. I am incredibly relieved and grateful.”

From DLA to PIP enhanced rate care and mobility
“I would just like to say thank you for the information you give on your site for filling in the dreaded PIP form. As my condition changed I went for PIP from DLA, I had my home visit asceesment three weeks ago I was so worried that I would have to go to consideration. But I'm extremely pleased I could not believe it when I opened the letter and I had enhanced care and mobility.. Without your advice and support I would not of been able to give all the information needed.
I can relax and continue my life. Thank you again I hope more people use your information it's well worth the money to join.”

PIP paper appeal success – enhanced care and mobility
"Thank-you and the website for all your helpful advice through what has been an extremely stressful episode in my life.
I had been awarded standard living allowance only. I asked for reconsideration and they still said no mobility award. So many mistakes and inaccuracies in report.
Too stressed to face a head to head appeal sent in a very detailed report. On the verge of a total mental breakdown couldn't face speaking to anyone. I took a risk and sent in a written appeal.
Amazed to receive court letter 28th August 2015 been awarded enhanced living allowance and enhanced mobility back dated 12 months."

PIP tribunal success
"Hi everyone and thanks so much for your input,
The envelope arrived and we couldn't quite believe it but she was successful, on the day she had been so distressed but tried to explain just some of the difficulties she faces in a day, and how so many others take even thinking for granted. We are so proud of her as it was an arduous task for her but she's a real fighter even though she feels weak."

PIP tribunal win
"All over - shocked and relieved, standard points on Daily Living and Standard points on Mobility. I owe a massive lot of thanks to those who have supported me through this. Have been given four years."

PIP success – enhanced care and standard mobility
"Well a really happy up date after having a phone call last week from dwp received letter sat top payment for care and standard for mobility not to reviewed till 2018 and back pay thank you to this wonderful site for all there help don't give up hope"

ESA support group without medical
"thankyou for this site you are amazing.
I have been put into the ESA Support Group without the need for a medical."

ESA tribunal success
“Won tribunal on 1st Sept placed in support group. All backdated payments in bank today.”

Success DLA to PIP
“Hello…Success from DLA to PIP. I would like to say thank you to Gordon, bro58 and Mrs Hurtyback [moderators] without your help there is no way I would have been successful”

Tribunal success!
“After having constant sciatic nerve pain, Endometriosis diagnosed in 2012 I have also had to deal with becoming homeless and fighting the DWP all the way to tribunal.
Today I am pleased to say that with the help of Benefits and work and my sheer determination for justice I won my tribunal!!!!”

PIP success!
“Thanks to the advice from the wonderful moderators on here and the wealth of vital resources available on this site, I am pleased to say that I have been awarded enhanced daily living and enhanced mobility until 2018!!!
Thank you all so much, you have helped through a very stressful period…Thank you”

Enhanced PIP mobility on appeal
“Hi all, had my appeal last week, and won my case got 12 points for Mobility enhanced rate.
Well I'm glad it's all over for me hopefully. I went into the tribunal thinking I am going to lose what I have already been awarded. It was very intense and I felt like I was being interigated, managed to overcome nerves got through it ok in end. Done my homework with help of this site, and noticed many flaws in my medical assessment that I picked up on and noted, also done a case study of my health from childhood.there is light at the end of the tunnel don't give up hope and good luck to everyone. Thanks”

PIP enhanced daily living and mobility – over the moon.
“Got my results through from DWP for PIP.
Had my medical interview with Atos at Haverhill which went smoothly.
I have been award enhanced rate on both sections for enhanced living and mobility.
Myself and my wife are over the moon with the results.
The results where back with us in less than three weeks.
I must thank Benefits and Works team for a brilliant site and the work that goes into it.
I will continue to subscribe all the time with you as the advice is first class.
Many Thanks all once again.”

Support group
“just a update, i rang dwp today and was informed i have been placed in support group for 3 years and that a decision letter is on the way.
Great news but cant celebrate today because daughter unavailable today and can't leave house without her help.
once again thanks for all your help from this wonderful site.”

This site - WOW !
“Thank you so much to all involved in running this site and providing such valuable information and guidance.
I was terrified at the thought of claiming benefits when I lost my job through illness. I followed the advice on the site and WOW !!! ESA Supportt Group with no medical / assessment and only 8 weeks from claim to decision !
I have absolutely no doubt that this site provided me with information and knowledge required to complete those awful forms. In fact, I recently helped my neighbour successfully claim for AA, and she got it without having any face to face assessment too..........
Thank you so much for all you do”

Standard rate daily living and mobility on reconsideration
“I have never posted on here before. I just wanted to say thanks for your brilliant guide for PIP. After a year and a half (I started my claim in Feb 2014) I have today found out that I won my PIP reconsideration and was awarded standard rates for both for 5 years
It was a ridiculously stressful process but your guides were very helpful in giving me a calm and precise way to outline my medical health for them. I'm really glad I spent the money to get them!"

From Low Rate DLA Care To PIP Enhanced Daily Living And Standard Mobility Until 2026 – No Medical
“I posted my claim form on 7th July and the brown envelope dropped through my letter box on 7th August, the date for my medical? No, my award letter!!! I was shaking whilst trying to read it, I was only on low rate daily living DLA so was expecting to get nothing. How wrong I was, enhanced daily living and standard mobility until 2026... no review before 2025.Thank you benefits and work, without the help from your members only guides I would not have received this award. I wish I had know about you when I was doing my DLA forms!!

ESA support group without face to face assessment
"I am more than pleased to inform you that subsequent to returning my first ESA50 questionnaire, and having followed your guidelines set out for both Physical & Mental Health, I have been placed in the Support Group for 3 years. This decision was based purely on my completed ESA50 and supporting medical evidence WITHOUT having to endure a face to face assessment. I have now been migrated to ESA from Long Term Incapacity Benefit.I cannot place enough emphasis on the fact that I think this result has only been achieved by the use of your excellent (bar none) guidelines. In fact this is now a THIRD success as my wife has also been successfully placed into the ESA Support group for the second time now, likewise WITHOUT having to have a face to face assessment!"

PIP success. what a battle
"So the Tribunal was to be on Friday 24/07 at 3pm but at 10.30 I got a call from the Tribunal saying I did not need to attend and the award was given for high rate care and high rate mobility scoring 17 care and 12 mobility you can imagine the relief I felt. so with the help of the guides on here and the LAC who put the case together he will now be left alone till 2021.My advice to anyone going through this stressful time is read all you can on this site and provide as much evidence as you can."

So happy I nearly cried
"Thank you all for your guides which in this case for my son, who moved from dla to pip. I was dreading the outcome but not only were they fast but we were awarded enhanced care and the lower mobilty for him for an ongoing period.Which i can only guess is like a lifetime thing. I couldnt have done it without your guides and help. Im so happy i could have and nearlly did cry that he got the best outcome without having to go to a medical."

Full PIP awarded!
"Got u Full PIP!
I had a medical assesment few weeks ago and now in d letter thats what they said.
YES!
I feel so much better and lighter!
Your info. was extremely helpfull! And for a while it became part of brain cells.
Thanks a Million!"

A huge heartfelt thank you
"I just wanted to post to say thank you so much for all the help this site offers, i've been a member for a few years and have always used the guides to assist me with DLA forms for both myself and my daughter.
I recently was invited to change from DLA to the dreaded PIP and was absolutely terrified at the prospect! . . . 3wks later the envelope arrived and i'm pleased to say i have been awarded until 2021!
Sorry for the long winded post and a huge thank you to everyone who makes this site what it is."

SDA to ESA Support Group
"Hi, after medical I was awarded 39 points and placed in the support group. Many thanks to everyone at Benefit and works for your invaluable help."

Paper tribunal PIP awarded
"My son was involved in a serious traumatic road traffic collision he developed CFS at 20years old and still works with reasonable adjustments. Applied for PIP in January 2014 refused. Went to mandatory consideration in January 2015 awarded extra 4 points but was still refused. Applied for a paper tribunal and won standard care in June 2015. 17 months from start to finish but it was worth it. Many thanks to benefits and works. For all applicants with CFS persevere."

Enhanced mobility and daily living
"Its been a tough 10 months but finally had my skype hearing Monday and had my outcome by first class post yesterday,I have been awarded enhanced mobility and enhanced daily living until 2020. The appeal its self was very difficult and upsetting but with the support of my mum I got through it.
Thank you so much benefits and work for your help and support over the last 10 months."

Standard rate care and mobility
"I got standard rate care and standard rate mobility! Home safe as I can make monthly payments and back pay will cover arrears on mortgage. A couple of thousand left over to tidy up the house too. I'm a very happy lady! I couldn't have done this without b&q so THANK YOU!!"

PIP tribunal success
"I just received the letter from the Tribunal Service, so now have my 'scores'. Originally I had scored 2 pts in the Daily Living, and 0 pts for Mobility. The panel have scored me 9 for Daily Living and 10 for Mobility. So please don't give up, anyone. I was so close to giving up lots of times, but the moderators on here have shown endless patience and kindness, and I'm glad I really pushed myself to go to the hearing yesterday. Thank you again."

PIP result
“Hi guys, i rang DWP today to ask if they could give me any idea when my claim from, dla to pip would be. I was shocked, my claim had already been dealt with. I was not expecting that, it was only 2 wks ago from my home assessment. Im certainly not complaining, .I have been awarded both care and mobility for 4 yrs. Thank goodness its all over. I would like to say a massive thank you for all the help and great advise taken from the site, i couldnt of done it without all the info. thanks so much guys”

PIP Appeal Allowed!!
“Hi B & W…Just back from PIP appeal . Gruelling to say the least!! …I did have a rep, who said i should appeal. I did. And today the appeal was allowed!!
I want to thank B&W for all the help , because thou I did have a rep, there is still a lot of personal input you have to put in, your guides , info, forum and help are so well worth it.!!
The whole process is hard. But i am really glad I persevered…if anyone reading this has any doubts , go for it, nothing ventured nothing gained… Thank you again !!”


PIP Tribunal Success
“Just got back from my PIP Tribunal hearing. I went from only having 2 points for dressing, to receiving Standard Rate for both Daily Living and Mobility…Thank you to everyone on here for answering all of my questions. My award was made for 2 years…Thank you again”

PIP Success
“Hi there I've been awarded Pip until 2017 ... I was very surprised I got both enhanced . So thank you”

ESA Tribunal Success
“Hi guys, I wanted to let you know that my mum’s tribunal was today........and it was successful. She was put into the support group for ESA!!! I would like to say a big thank you for all the help that I received via B&W in the run up. The guides you provide are very helpful too. But I have to say a very very big thank you to [the moderators], for taking the time to answer my many questions, with such great advice… I just wanted to say thank you and to give some hope to others in the same boat.”

PIP Appeal Success!
“Had an appeal 15th June for PIP, was originally awarded no points for anything …won the appeal but only got standard rate mobility. Thanks to the site as I would of got nothing if it wasnt for the reports and letters you put on here…. I have to say i found the appeal really tough and was shocked to get anything! So thankyou to this site, worth every penny of the subscription fee! …Without you guys things for benefits claimants would be so bleak”

PIP success
“Hi all, Just to let you know that I was awarded enhanced rate mobility again, but the biggest surprise that I had was they awarded me standard rate care. ..Good luck to one and all, big thank you to B and W and to all the mods.”

ESA medical success
“Attended medical this afternoon full of nerves and trepidation. I was signed off IB in may 2012 with an award of 0 points for all. Found this site which helped with my appeal process of 16 months and prepared me for the tribunal…went on to be awarded 15 points and SG group with a recommend of 12 month review. This review was today …This site has helped in my condition not worsening due to stress, as it gives all of us the strength to fight and carry on regardless of the obstacles put up in front of us by Government…thanks again to all.”

PIP enhanced care and mobility
“Three weeks ago I attended an assessment and today got my results through, which was a full house enhanced care and mobility….Thanks for all your help”

ESA success
“Just been told I have past my ESA medical. Thank you for your help just need to update my PIP now”

Successful PIP claims
“… I had a VERY torrid time with my new PIP claim and after the paperwork had already been submitted I joined here. You talked me through a MR - although I had already got the enhanced mobility PIP I needed another 2 points in care which I eventually got with your help. We[then] made a claim for my husband’s PIP... He had his assessment … and today we received the award of standard care. I think this is fair and will not be asking for an MR this time. Had I not read and used your guides before the fact this time it would have been a very different story…I just want to say thank you”

ESA appeal success
“With the help of Benefits and Work… I won my appeal, and was put in the ESA support group...Initially I was awarded 0 points, but at the appeal I was awarded 18”

ESA appeal success
“hi thanks for all the helpful information had my appeal this week and won went from 6 points to 27 and put in the support group for two years such a valuable site many many thanks”

DLA award
“I have been a member for a couple of years' and thanks' to the help of this forum my Son Michael whom I am the appointee for was awarded high rate DLA both care and mobility”

DLA success
“A very big thank you to all the team and a great site. I had to reapply for DLA …and was awarded MOBILITY Higher Rate, CARE Middle Rate, both until 21/04/2017…thank you”

PIP Appeal success
“Thank you Benefits and Work Forum. I was not awarded PIP on the initial assessment so appealed my case as I felt I was entitled to something. After a long process and the help from Benefits and Work I had my appeal over turned by the Tribunal Panel and was awarded the Standard Rate of the Daily Living Allowance until 2017. Thank you Benefits and Work”

SDA to ESA Support Group
“Hello people I thankfully transferred from SDA and was place in ESA support group... with the support of this fantastic site…”

From 0 points to PIP appeal success!
“hi guys, i had my tribunal yesterday afternoon and i was…awarded 15 points for daily living and 10 for mobility…I am so pleased. It shows how flawed the system is. i scored 0 points in both the original decision and reconsideration. i wrote the letter from the guides you provide about challenging a decision. ..thank you so much - i doubt i would have been successful without your help!”

ESA Support Group success
“i just wanted to share this with you my son has been awarded another 3 years in the support group and it took 3 weeks for a result BRILLIANT once again thankyou”

Thank You
“Thank,s to this Wonderfull site I Finally Got the Enchanced Rate Of PIP in both Care And Mobility
Thank You All So Much”


ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi, thanks to your invaluable guides I've been awarded ESA and put in the SG with enhanced premium and disability element with NO medical. I was delighted but also shocked as in previous claims I've had to fight to get what I'm entitled to. Thanks again B& W.”

PIP Mandatory Reconsideration Success
“A great big thank you for your helpful guides, money well spent. I asked for review as my care needs were worse so applied for PIP was awarded the same as my DLA middle rate care and high mobility. I decided to ask for reconsideration and …had phone call few days later saying I have been awarded enhanced for both care and mobility for 5 years…So a great big thanks for all your help and info on forum and in guides”

PIP and ESA Good News
“Hi everyone, I was awarded full PIP recently, and have also been through the I.B migration to ESA process, I got the dreaded brown envelope recently, I have been put into the Support Group without the need for a medical. Phew!! Thanks to this site and support from my family none of this would have been possible with out all the support guides available on this incredible site.
Best of luck to anyone going through the dreaded cold hearted benefit system at the moment, I wish you well and hope you get what you are entitled to.”


SDA to ESA Support group without medical
“Shocked and amazed, but so relieved to have received a call from DWP today, (just three weeks after I sent in my completed form with support letters) informing me I'm being put into the support group of ESA without a medical! The award is for three years.
Just wanted to send a big thank you to everyone at Benefits and Work for all the marvellous guides and support, without which I'm sure I would have struggled to get this result”


ESA Support Group with help from B&W
“Hi everyone…I just wNt to say a big THANYOU to this site for the information members can get to help them complete esa50 form. I have just been awarded esa support group and thought I might have a fight on my hands but havent thanks to the detailed guidance information you provide. Some people might say why should we join! Well money might be tight but this has saved me lots of upset and worry and has been well worth subscribing.”

DLA to PIP success
“Hello…My DLA claim has finally been reassessed for PIP - has only taken 6 months!
Thank you for your guides, they were a great help in filling out the forms”


ESA Support group success
“Hi…Thanks to your guides and advice I have been placed in the support group till Jan 2016.
I wish I had found and subscribed to the site quicker…Thanks for your help”


ESA Support Group awarded
“I received a letter from DWP confirming I will be now placed into the support group so a big thank you (for) your Publication for all the relevant information”

DLA success
“I would like to thank you for all the help I got by reading your documents on how to fill out DLA form, sent my sons application away just last week and he has been awarded higher mobality and middle for care. He got the reply back in only 7 days and he has been awarded indefinite. So THANK YOU SO MUCH”

Successful ESA appeal
“Hi, we went to the tribunal on Tuesday for my husband and he was awarded 15 points and put the support group. We could not have done this without your support. thank you so much for your invaluable guides.”

PIP and ESA success
“Just to let everyone know that thanks to the guides and advice from [the moderators], I have been successful at Mandatory Reviews for my son. He has been awarded enhanced rate mobility and care for PIP, and a telephone call this morning to say he has been awarded ESA support group. I believe this is down to the detailed information we submitted for both the PIP and ESA original decisions… many thanks for all the information”

PIP awarded
“Hi many thanks to the authors and contributors of this site for all the help and advice given to me which culminated in overturning the disgusting decisions by ATOS and the Dhss. I was awarded enhanced rates on both daily living and mobility for 3 years from 06/ 2013 to 06/ … Many thanks again to everyone who took time out to help me”

Thanks to you I got my PIP
“I've been awarded both pip for 2 years … It's all due to you for the advice…”

Support Group without medical
“Firstly, may I give a huge, huge "thank you" to all at B&W for the help I obtained from the website in completing my ESA50 form. I received a letter from Jobcentre+ yesterday informing me that I have been put into the Support Group - with no f2f medical! Amazing and such an enormous weight off my shoulders…Thank you so much...couldn't do this without you!”


PIP assessment
“I just like to say thank you for the information in the booklets. It really made things so much clearer when I had my assessment. I was more prepared than the health professional”

PIP success
“After applying for PIP in February and having my face to face assessment at the end of april, I received my decision today. I was quite surprised to have been awarded more than I expected - higher rate Daily living which I expected but also standard rate mobility which I didn't expect (based on her observations of me at the medical) ..I am very grateful to this site as it helped me fill out my form with a focus on my limitations and not my illnesses. I have also been put into the SG for ESA.”

ESA & PIP success
“Hi just wanted to say a big thank you , I followed your instructions for completing the forms , and after waiting since Dec 2013 have finally had my assessments … and today been told I am in the support group please keep up the good work Many Thanks”

ESA, Support Group, no medical
“Thank you to all at B&W. Wonderful people. ESA, Support Group, enhanced rate”

PIP success
“Thanks to this site my partner has been awarded top rate on both mobility and care”

ESA appeal “So happy I could cry”
“Just wanted to let you know that i had my ESA appeal tribunal today, they overturned the DWP's decision and awarded me 15 points, thats from 0 points and put me in the support group, so happy i could cry ! thank you all so much at B&W”

PIP success
“My mum applied for PIP from DLA on the 5th February. This week she was awarded the enhanced rate of both care and mobility with big thanks to this website!”

Support Group with no F2F interview
“Great News!! Thank you to everyone on this site, I could not have done it without your help and support. Well worth the money to subscribe.”

Thank you team PIP so much for your help
“I am so grateful for all the help I have received from the people here at Benefits and work. I doubt very much I could have done this without you…you are doing such a good job helping vulnerable people. The PIP process really is a testing experience, the support, advice and information is invaluable…I am grateful, thank you”

ESA Support Group success
“I used your guidance and have received a text telling me I have been placed in the Support group without the need for a face to face medical...your guides are second to none…. It is a weight off my mind as I am in the contributary ESA group so it would have run dry after 12 months…I can breathe a sigh of relief... for now I am happy and so grateful for your excellent step by step guide to filling out the forms. Nobody can give you face to face advice as excellent as referring to this guide. Thank you so much to you clever people that wrote this guide that helped me to describe my difficulties in the way that scores points.”

SDA to ESA Support Group
“I telephoned ESA yesterday for an update on my claim. They called me back this morning (within the 3 hours opening times limit) I am just transferring from SDA to ESA. They tell me I have been put into the support group because my disability is severe enough. I don't know how many points I was awarded. But I am very happy. Thank you to Benefits and Works for your files that helped me apply…
Thank you again.”


PIP reconsideration success
“Hi, just wanted to say thank you for your recent advice and support, I have now been awarded PIP Mobility & Daily Living Enhanced for both components having submitted a Mandatory Reconsideration, initially I was awarded Standard Mobility only…Thank you.”

PIP victory!!
“at last my very long journey( nearly 2 years) through the pip process came to an end with a victory…
standard rate for 3 years, was in shock when reading it now back down to earth”


ESA Support Group
“hi. I have been put into the support group ESA for 3 years... thank you for this wonderful site. been real help. keep up the good work”

Result!!!!
“I filled in the recently received ESA50 again using the B&W guide, to the letter. 2 weeks and 2 days later (today) i received word by post that I'd been placed in the Support Group from the WRAG. And that was with no face to face assessment. And my award was also raised by a few pounds a week. It doesn't however say how long my award is for… I 'm still stunned and i've said (to myself) at least a hundred times today....I can't believe it!!!! Benefits and Work....you rock. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There's absolutely NO WAY I would have filled in the ESA50 correctly without your guide. I Will renew my subscription to B&W until the year dot. Whether i need it or not! A million thanks.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Just got word today that my son has been placed in the support group for 12 months, without him having to undergo a Work Capability Assessment medical. Many thanks to Benefits and Work - my husband, son and myself are all disabled, and your Guides have helped us enormously with the form filling, thereby ensuring that we are getting the benefits to which we are entitled.”

DLA award
“I returned my wifes' DLA Renewal form back on the 27th April…Today the 5th May 2 letters arrived. First was standard letter saying that form had been received…imagine our shock when we read DLA had been awarded, high rate care and mobility for the next two years. Total time from sending to getting the decision 8 days and that included a bank holiday!! I don't think we could have filled the form in, giving all the facts and the info required if it hadn't been for your advice notes. Thanks to all the Mods and all the people posting on the site, really couldn't have done it without your help”

Support Group success
“Just received my Decision after a long wait that has had me stressed out & Placed in Support Group & that is thanks to you B&W.”

DLA to PIP success
“Thanks to this site, I have been successful in my application for PIP, I used to be on DLA like most of you. My award is High Rate Mobility, High Rate Care…Thank God for this site!!! Thanks all so much”

The info on this site really does change people's lives.
“I am over the moon to report that on a paper based review the DWP decision was overturned and my daughter was awarded enhanced rate daily living and enhanced rate mobility. I cannot thank B&W enough for giving me the knowledge of how to challenge the decision and write an appeal submission. So glad that the tribunal members viewed all the evidence impartially and justly. The info on this site really does change people's lives. Good luck to everyone else in a similar situation.”

Placed in Support Group
“Hi, I had my medical assessment last week and I have been feeling very anxious waiting for the outcome. I phoned the DWP today and a nice gentleman told me I had been placed in the SG and that I should receive a confirmation letter shortly. I was so relieved to hear this. I was expecting to have failed the medical. I don't think I could have got this result without your helpful guides and the wealth of people providing supporting documents with my claim. Once again, thank you B&W for your wonderful help.”

ESA Support Group success!
“hey Esa renewal from filling in form to getting result just over 2 weeks, I stay in the Support group, has to be a record for northern ireland! I'm full of praise for this site, i make people aware that you guys exists as without the guides which were rigorously followed these forms would be a nightmare, so to all the mods a massive thank you, no medical to attend this time…thank you again”

DLA Reassessment Success!
“I have just about recovered from the (happy) shock of receiving yesterday a brown envelope from DWP… confirming I have been awarded DLA HR Mobility & HR Care for an indefinite period. I…was bowled over by this result…I cannot thank B&W enough for its wonderful guides & advice; I would not have been anything like as successful without you…With grateful thanks to Steve & Holliday & all the Mods. B&W is a lifeline offering hope in very stormy seas.”

PIP award
“Thank you yet again! I helped hubby apply for pip due to his going out problems caused by aspergers and fibromyalgia. He was turned down for DLA a few years ago and never wanted to try again but with all your guides and advice on here I managed to encourage him. Standard mobility for 5years !!!!!

I can't explain how the guides breaking each section into little achievable bits has helped us both to explain our daily problems caused by differing conditions. Until joining it all seemed overwhelming so thank you all.”

DLA to PIP success
“Got my claim form for the change from DLA to PIP 1st March and had a home assessment on the 17 March 2015. Today I received the brown envelope and thank god I have good news. I received enhanced rate for both care and mobility…it was very hard to do but I had written my claim form with help from your web site and ATOS said that the more information the better with the proviso that it is all true. Thanks again to you for the web site I could not have done it without you. What a relief.”

ESA award
“Hi all, A big thank you to this site and to all moderators. I finally got my ESA award. I am placed in the support group for three years with no medical. Phew! I did send 20 extra pages of how my life is affected and did not rely on the tick boxes…Just the pressure of the forms made me ill and I ended up having to have another scan so I am relieved I have had a 3 year award. Thank you.”

Change to ESA ran smoothly
“I have been Disabled for the last 15 years & have been on Incapacity & DLA middle & high mobility.
My changeover including an interview with a charming ATOS Doctor has gone smoothly (apart from a 4 month wait for the decision) THANK-YOU for your very valuable guidance...”


ESA Support Group success
“I received letter now transferred from income support to support group thank you”

Successful PIP – increased award
“I've just had the brown envelope with my award letter. Over the moon that I had my award increased to the maximum for both mobility and care. I've been terribly worried waiting for the result, but I know I have to thank your brilliant guides for showing me how to explain my problems within the parameters required by the DWP. So many people don't understand that it's not just about being ill - it's about explaining how the illness affects us. And I just sat down and worked my way through your guides. Couldn't have done it without you B & W! Many many thanks.”

PIP appeal success
“Hi all, my sons change from DLA to PIP was refused but after a long stressful battle and lots of help from Benefits and Work we finally won his appeal - Enhanced rate mobility and standard rate care instead of High care and low mobility on DLA.”

SDA to ESA Support Group success
“First of all I want to say a massive THANKYOU to Benefits & Work for their guides to ESA forms, I'm sure it's down to them that I've gone from SDA (Severe Disablement Allowance) to ESA: Support Group in one form…Thank you so much again”

ESA success
“…many thanks for a wonderful site …which helped me receive ESA .”

PIP result!
“Hi received pip decision today… Entitled to high care and low mobility great result…I also work part time and should have put in years ago but didn't know I could until I came across this site so a big thank you from me”

PIP success
“Brown envelope arrived today with excellent news, awarded high rate for both Mobility and Care for 4 years. The guides on this site have been invaluable when filing in his application for PIP. We only waited eleven days for the decision (after his assessment) Thank you all so much for this wonderful site. Good luck everyone waiting..”

ESA – support group success
“Hi, I have just received confirmation that I have been put in the Support Group and I am stunned but over the moon. It is a huge relief as they had stopped my ESA on stamp contributions ..I will admit I spent a long time reading and re-reading the information you provided regarding completing documents and the face to face meetings but it was really worthwhile as I would never been able to do it by myself as I had no idea what information to put down… but your advice got me there and I cannot thank you enough.”

ESA support group success
“Hi again. I know I would never have achieved this without your guides and advice as to how to explain how my conditions affect my life. Having your help got my recent pip award and have just received notification that I have been put in support group for ESA just from the form sent into maximus without f2f in just 3weeks !!!.still on assessment rate until June. I can't thank you enough.”

PIP award
“HI…I've been awarded the enhanced rate of PIP for both Daily Living component and Mobility. Thank you for all the great advice on here you helped me through this”

PIP success!
“I just wanted to share my good news that, with the help of the guides on this site my husband has been awarded enhanced living and mobility PIP just as a date was being set for a tribunal!
thank you Benefitsandwork, keep up the great support and help for everyone”


SDA & IS to ESA success
“SDA with IS for 27 years, placed in ESA support group for 3 years without medical. Reading your guidance and the supportive community spirit of the Benefits And Work forum helped immensely. Thank you so much to all who contribute”

DLA Renewal success!!!
“I received the brown envelope today and didn't think it could be the decision as I only posted it back to DWP (by special delivery) on Saturday 4th April 2015. Low and behold it was the decision and I have been awarded Higher Rate Mobility and Care INDEFINITELY!!!!! I honestly thought I would have to go through the whole reconsideration request, medical and appeal process again …I only wished I had subscribed to your website when I was completing the first claim form in 2012!!!
Thank you to all administrators and subscribers for their contributions towards this fantastic website - you have no idea how relieved I am feeling at this precise moment …Rest assured I will be recommending your website to everyone I know who are going through the stress and worry about completing these forms. Not sure how many times I can say it but THANK YOU again”


ESA result
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to this group for all the help and guidance over past few years in sorting out the dreaded forms that we have to fill in. I have been waiting a long time for my decision for transferring on to ESA from the old IB benefit…. And now today had the dreaded brown envelope, well it was good news for me as I been put in support group ..at least for now can heave a sigh of relief! Maybe I will start sleeping better & dreading the mail arriving”

ESA Support Group success
“Today I was stunned to receive the news that I have been granted ESA and placed in the support group. I have also been awarded an "enhanced disability premium" …It comes a year since I won an appeal for DLA. My Mum has been a rock throughout the last two years of navigating the DLA and ESA business and I can't thank her enough for her support but equally important is the help and advice you have given us on this fine site. We used your guides, templates and help and it worked. Many times it felt futile but we got there in the end…Thank you once again.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have been placed in the support group after 14 months…I am glad that I asked for a doctor to do the test and that I asked for a recording of the assessment. I was a little worried as I filled in the ESA 50 before I searched for any help. I am glad everything has worked out OK and I can now concentrate in taking the new treatment for MS that was recommended for me. Thank you Benefits and Work for being there.”

PIP claim success
“Hi, I took on board all the advice that this site has to offer me. I sent off my claim for PIP…had a letter within 2 weeks informing me that there was an Assessor coming out to see me …Just over 3 weeks later I received my PIP award, I had been awarded enhanced care and enhanced mobility for an indefinite period. I am so happy that I will never have to go through this ever again, and its all thanks to the invaluable advice that I have received on this site. I have been a member of this site for almost 4 years now, the best money I have ever spent. Thank you so much... keep up the good work...and Good Luck to everyone who is going through the process of claiming PIP”

ESA success
“I had my letter through today, I'm in the support group. Not even a medical this time around. Thanks so much for all the material and advice, I'm quite sure it helped. A big worry gone!”

ESA (Support Group) and DLA
“I have… successfully claimed both ESA (phone call after medical, Support group unfit to work) and DLA through this wonderful site.”

Wow ESA today
“having been getting SDA for many years i worried last month when told that i would have to apply for ESA… so i signed up for help on how to word my problems in a way that would help while at no time over-stating my problems…so imagine my surprise today when i got a phone call from DWP stating that i had been placed in the WRG for 2 years… an hour later they phoned back once again, i expected it to be an error…but no same lady, apologising every so much, as the information she had given me was wrong! and that i have been placed in the support group!!! i can't thank you enough, you guides are great, and really made me think and be honest with myself and the form about problems i have..”

PIP success without a face to face medical!! “Received the brown envelope today with a decision on my son's PIP application and (after shaking whilst opening) I am over the moon as he has been awarded the enhanced for both daily living and mobility and for 10 years!. I followed the guides when completing the application as I am his appointee and completed a comprehensive description of his difficulties so they were able to assess the paper application without the need for a medical.”

OMG! PIP without a fight!
“…Yesterday morning the brown envelope dropped through the letterbox telling me that [PIP is] awarded until 2021, has increased by £30 a week and no appeal! I am unbelievably relieved by this and hope that many, many others get the same (fair) result. My only tip would be that, during the assessment, don't just do what they ask is it will cause you pain or discomfort either at the time or during the following hours/days. Good luck to those currently claiming - I hope the same result drops through your letterbox!”

PIP success
“As everyone says, the dreaded brown envelope landed today. ( Easter Saturday) Wasn't expecting it quite so soon as my home assessment with Atos was only 3 weeks ago. To say I'm over the moon with the result is an understatement. I've been awarded enhanced rate for both Daily Living and Mobility for 3 years, backdated to November last year. I would never in a million years have been able to get through all of this - form filling to the assessment - without your invaluable help. This will help so much as I was retired from work last year due to ill health. Thanks to all on on B&W, keep up the great work for all of us out here.”

ESA success
“Following on from my trials and tribulations with the DWP I have been placed in the support group. This is down to the excellent advice contained on this site.”

PIP success
“hi to everyone i would just like to say a big thank you to Gordon [moderator]… i came on to this site read a few forums and wasnt quite sure to carry on i felt that people were alot worse than me but it was Gordon that made me realise i do have a case also a few other members supported me too a big thank you too you as well i have been granted standard in daily living scored 10 points and standard in mobility scored 8 points i am very pleased…thank u to this wonderful site i will keep in touch as this site has got me through so much well done to the moderates your all fantastic”
 
ESA Support Group success
“I won my appeal for esa and i was placed in support group based on the evidence from my doctors and i want to thank you to benefits and work for helping me with the information i needed as i found helpful when i appealed against the decision of getting 0 points. I won the appeal with no points awarded but due to my neurological condition (transverse myelitis.) When i arrived for my appeal the decision was on the table and the judge told me i won my appeal…i am in support group contribution based esa. Thank you!”

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PIP success…thanks
“Claimed pip for ptsd and adhd with lots of evidence of ptsd but none for adhd…Rang up early jan. Received claim pack and sent off early feb. Assessment early march... awarded full living component by mid march!! Im sure your guidance notes helped me fill in the questions. Thanks”

Blue badge
“got the phone call today from blue badge hubby is automatically entitled to the badge because he got 8 or more points on mobility rate pip…thanks guys”

DLA success
“I have just had the results of my re-assessment for DLA and thanks to the great guides on this site I have been awarded middle rate care and high rate mobility awarded until March 2018! I'm absolutely over the moon with this as before I was only receiving low rate care and to be honest I was unsure about asking for my award to be relooked at as it's always a risk! Anyway my new award has now given me the chance to have a Motability car which will make a massive change to my standard of living. And once again thanks to this great site and their info! we really appreciate it!”

ESA success
“Hi.. After using all the great advice and information on ESA on this website, my wife has heard back from the DWP with a result. ESA Support Group with no Medical needed, and no need to reapply for 3 years! Thank you!”

Thank you Thank you Thank you
“I got my ESA after a years fight. It was supposed to go to appeal but never got there as they said in a roundabout way that they had got it wrong. They had placed me in support group but put me in Work related category even though I cannot work…Keep fighting and don't give up everyone ..Thank you to this site for all your help and support to get me through a very stress full year.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have been awarded esa support group without a medical and i would like to thank b&W site for help with their guides”

PIP claim success
“Hi all, I was astonished today, as I received my decision on my PIP claim. I admit I did have the help of a very informative CAB gentleman who did fill most of the form in for me, however I did use this site as guidance for answering the questions, even as put to me by CAB…Awarded enhanced rate on Daily living & standard rate on Mobility! Thanks for your very informative guides, I shall be using them again for my ESA application. Without a doubt, well worth the subscription. Thanks again.”

ESA & PIP claim success
“Using your guides to help me. claim benefits for the first time in my life, after being diagnosed with M.S. I have been put in the support group for ESA without a medical. and PIP at the enhanced rate for both care and mobility.. Big thanks”

Success at PIP tribunal AT LAST!
“My daughter has the rare condition Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. She was getting DLA but had to fill in application for PIP last January 2014. She was refused with NIL points. We obviously couldn't accept that as her condition is so severely affecting her daily life. It was at this point that we decided to join B & W to get to know what to do to take her case to tribunal. Benefits and Work were with us all the way. If it wasn't for the information on the site we wouldn't have known where to start. Now we have a fair and just result. It has been terribly hard for my daughter - but it has been worth it. She has been awarded the enhanced rate for 3 years. Our thanks go out to this site and all who work on it. We couldn't have done it without you”

DLA to PIP success!!
“I have just had my dreaded brown envelope in the mail. I have been awarded standard rate care and enhanced rate mobility! It's the same as I was getting on DLA more or less, but with the horrendous new forms and all the new rules, I wouldn't have known where to begin without the Benefit and Work guides. Thank you so, so much!
All my thanks to you all for your brilliant work on our behalf.”

Successful PIP first tier tribunal
“A week ago I attended a first-tier tribunal for PIP and received a decision in the post from the tribunal saying I am entitled. I can't thank the people who put the information guides together enough, it really helped.”

ESA Support Group success
“I am typing this with shaking fingers and holding my breath. After all the worry and upset, I still cant' believe I am actually typing this message….Today, I received my DWP notification letter. I HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE 'SUPPORT GROUP'. I also rang to find out when I would be re-assessed - I was told March 2017. I have a long struggle ahead with my health issues, but being placed in the Support Group has lifted a heavy load. I am very relieved and extremely thankful to the B&W website, which has literally been a life saver for me. THANKS AGAIN BENEFITS AND WORK!”

ESA Support Group success
“…I just want to thank you and let you know, that I have been placed in the support group without a medical, It has only been seven weeks since I sent my esa50 back, I am so relieved, the help and encouraging posts from other members, has kept me hopeful, filling in the esa50 was a nightmare for me, as I have depression and chronic anxiety, but I found the help you provide on this site, invaluable, Thank you so much I am so very grateful”

PIP success
“Thanks using info on this site got enhanced care and mobility over the moon please subscribe money well spent”

DLA to PIP success
“got forms for dla 17 days ago, used this site and followed guidance and put as much information in as possible …was expecting a medical, but got letter today and been awarded the same rate pip as dla , thanks very much for the help from this site, and to everyone who contributes”

DLA indefinite
“…my current claim of the care component for DLA was up for renewal as of March 31st 2015. I was presuming I would have been sent the new PIP form?! however it was the usual DLA Claim pack which I filled in using your very useful guides. Today I received the letter stating I was awarded both the care and the mobility at the highest rates indefinitely, this is great news”

ESA renewal
“I would like to thank you for all the hard work and help that you provide to people like me, on a daily basis, to help us to overcome our fears, worries and setbacks that we encounter, you are doing a great job, well done!!.”

Good news – PIP awarded
“I filled in my wife's PIP application with the help of your benefits and work members guide... The letter went off on the 27th February, And happy to say received an award today 7th march, standard mobility standard care. I must say I was very surprised at the speed the PIP application was turned around… Thanks again to Benefits and Work”

ESA success
“I received my renewal forms for ESA just over a year ago, I had been placed into WRAG after transfer from IB, wrote to say I wanted to appeal that decision & was then placed into Support group without any need to go to tribunal…I got my decision today…and have been placed, once again, into the Support group. I know I could never have got this far without the help of this site. The applications are tough and at times almost unmanageable but the way you have broken down each and every section of the forms is invaluable… I would advise anyone contemplating an application to really read and carefully take on board the guidance that you provide… guidance is very much what you need. Thank you.”

PIP award success
“Hi, Thank you to the people that run this website, think the advice given in filling out the claim form really helped me with getting my award. I have been awarded the daily living component (standard) …for almost two years…I am so lucky that my whole claim was sorted in just under 6weeks without the need for a face to face. Thank you to the people that write the guides.”

DLA to PIP success
“I cant believe it, with help from this website i have had my DLA successfully transferred to PIP. This time round i got enhanced rates for care and mobility for an ongoing period and wont be reviewed till 2025. What a result and thanks again to all at b + w for their great info”

PIP mandatory reconsideration success! Thanks!
“Received brown envelope Saturday and thought it must be uprating info so left it. Just opened it to find out that they have changed award from standard to enhanced mobility. So relieved as much needed. So glad I had joined B&W as the guides and advice has been the reason I managed to explain the way my conditions affect me for them to award the rates applicable. Good luck to others and thanks again”

PIP success after home visit by Atos
“Ive just been awarded Standard rate of Daily living and enhanced rate of Mobility back dated 6 months…All in all it took 6 months from applying to get a home visit and less than 2 weeks to get my decision letter. Thats pretty quick from what i have been reading… Thank you very much for your helpful guides”

PIP success
“After 9 months I have now been awarded PIP for six years both enhanced rates…I have used this site for many years and it is down to the up to date information on the site that I have been able to complete forms in confidence. I have read of many who have been turned down for PIP but i would say do not give up, keep up to date with all the new information on this site as it really helps…I hope this offers some hope to others who are applying or still waiting for an answer/ medical”

DLA to PIP success
“Hi everyone, just a summary of DLA to PIP transfer journey which may be helpful to others regarding difficulties with Autism. My son was in receipt of DLA and turned 16 so received invitation to claim for PIP in late 2014. As his appointee, I signed up here and used guides (invaluable!) , returning forms which were delivered 17 Dec… MP's caseworker was fantastic, phoning DWP on my behalf on Friday 6 March and told me that Capita report had been 'fast tracked', ensuring decision within 2 weeks and assuring me that claim would not be erroneously closed. Phone call today (Sunday!!!!!!!) from DWP decision maker who advised that he made decision this morning - 5 years Enhanced on both daily living and mobility!!!!!!! So, despite a slightly bumpy journey, a superb outcome for my son …I think 5 years is fair, because although my son's autism is lifelong… He will always have autism, and in some ways this award is heartbreaking, but hopefully it will also open some doors for us to find more support for him as demands increase in the 'adult' world! So thank you for your guides!”

DLA renewal success
“Hi, just won my 3rd term of DLA, using your guides over the 3 months slog it took me with poor sight and mental confusion disabilities to complete the forms…Your guides gave me real hope towards a possible success. So, many, many thanks. And thanks for having the courage to tackle the thorny issues of politics…”

Success with PIP claim
“I would like to thank this site ..I filled out my husbands forms for ESA,PIP,BLUE BADGE, NHS COSTS...
so far we have got full help with NHS costs for both of us, and received a letter last week saying he has been awarded standard rate pip.. just waiting to hear back from esa as to when/if he has to have a medical to decide which group he will be put in ..thank you so much for the help in filling in a forest of forms”


PIP awarded & backdated
“Hi PIP awarded after 3 mths with no medical, so many many thanks for all your help, its such a relief…Many thanks to all you lovely people”

It’s finally over! DLA Appeal success
“1. The appeal is allowed.
2. The decision made by the Secretary of State is set aside.

Words can't describe the sense of relief I've felt ever since reading the decision notice after my DLA tribunal hearing on Monday. I wouldn't have found the energy and resolve to see this through without you at B&W, so special thanks go [the mods] and everyone else who has helped answer my questions since 2013. It's been a long journey, including a trip to the Upper Tribunal and back, to get to this stage…The tribunal found that I should have been entitled to HRC and HRM… So, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thanks to everybody on this wonderful website for all of your help. The two words "thank you" really don't seem enough, as words cannot express the extent of my gratitude to you all. To anybody else in a similar situation: please don't give up. Fight for what you are entitled to. The truth will prevail.”

PIP success
“I received my letter for PIP for Bipolar today and have been awarded Enhanced rate for Daily Living with 15 points until 2017 with no medical assessment needed. Thanks very much for this site for helping me include a daily living Diary as I think this was a big factor in their decision.”

PIP reconsideration success
“I have been helping my 64 year old brother claim PIP, and after applying for Appeal to be heard by Independent Tribunal, today we heard that PIP had re-considered and awarded him PIP on Personal Care and Mobility until 2018. So no need for Tribunal. Couldn't have done it without the help from your site. Thank You.”

PIP success!
“After applying for PIP in September 2014 and having a medical on 19th February. I've been awarded enhanced daily living until February 2019. I'm so relieved that I can finally relax a little now knowing that I can just get on with my life with a bit of security. I was very sceptical about paying for my membership as I did not think I'd stand a chance of getting it. All I can say is thank you to BW for the excellent guides which without I'd never have even contemplated applying for PIP. It's a long and difficult road but don't give up!”

DLA to PIP success
“I followed your advice and received an award of enhanced mobility and enhanced care, this is far more then i ever expected to get, it has increased my monthly amount by £255 . . . it gives me the freedom to continue my rehabilitation and live with an even better quality of life moneywise, thankyou b and w”

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ESA reassessment success!
“I just wanted to thank you guys for the excellent support offered on this site, a very worthwhile subscription… your guides and helpful forum posts has been a real help and comfort knowing I am not alone!”

ESA appeal success
“Hi I would like to thank bro 58 (moderator) for all the advice he has given me. This week I went from WRAG to SUPPORT GROUP thank you.”

ESA Support Group success
“I was very surprised when I contacted ATOS to check that the medical questionnaire had been received. I only put in my claim on the 4th february, got the form by the 8th and sent on the 9th… when I rang ATOS they had already looked at my form and supporting information, put me in the support group without need for a medical…I am very grateful I found this site as I am sure the support info must have helped. So thank you, I am so relieved”

SDA to ESA Support Group success
“Hi, I have just received my brown letter saying I am being transferred from SDA to ESA, which is excellent news…Many Thanks”

Enhanced rate PIP success! Woohoo!
“… I had my PIP decision letter this morning and have been awarded the enhanced rate for both daily living and the mobility component…I genuinely believe that my success with this claim was down to the fantastic information that you have on this site. I have been a member off and on for years as I have been re-claiming at various times, and will be recommending you to all my friends who are also facing renewal of their claims. I cannot thank you enough for the support and relief that has come with finding this site..! Your advice has never steered me anywhere but to the right place…I am forever grateful for this site and the guides that you have available. Best £20 I ever spent joining this site!”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi… I want to say thank you to Benefits and Work for all your good advice and guides. I have been accepted into the support group for ESA after requesting a supersession without being asked to attend a medical. Great news!”

PIP success after 11 months
“Thank you , thank you , thank you. Without this site i would not have known where to start to claim PIP on behalf of my son. I feel we are one of the very lucky ones, having only taken 11 months to get an enhanced award for the living component, and basic for mobility…It was only from following guidance from this site that we felt informed enough to challenge the decision, and requested a mandatory review.”

Support Group success
“I started my claim for ESA on the 2nd Jan and have just received my letter advising that I am in the support group today with no medical. I followed the guides and read the advice given by the moderators which I have no doubt contributed to a successful outcome so many thanks to everyone at B&W.”

ESA Support Group with no medical!
“Just wanted to give feedback on my situation. ... I called DWP this morning and they informed me that based on my completed form and evidence I submitted they have placed me in the Support group for 24 months!. I'm so relieved and the whole process has been really quick. I used the guidance notes on this website which really helped.”

PIP award! Thanks B&W
“Hi, I have just received standard care + low rate mobility. So many thanks for help as haven't had the care rate before.”

Finally on ESA Support Group
“After 3 years of stress and worry, 2 medicals and 2 appeal tribunals my partner has finally made it onto the ESA Support Group. Information from B&W has proved invaluable.”

ESA Support Group success
“After a ten week wait my husband has been accepted for the ESA Support Group, which in my opinion he should have been placed in when his ESA ended in October 2014, we would not have known about this had we not 'signed up' to the brilliant Benefits and Work site, so Thank You for all the advice…Very very relieved that we now have the extra £108.00 per week coming in, once again Thank You Benefits & Work, will be using the guides again for PIP in July this year”

DLA renewal success
“I just wanted to say thank you for the information this site gave me in fill in my DLA renewal form. Not only was it successful on first application, they have awarded me the highest rate for both care and mobility. (Before I only had the highest rate for mobility). But it has also been awarded indefinitely, whereas before it was only awarded for 2 years. So I am very relieved.”

DLA to PIP success
“Today…I have received the PIP result and have got Enhanced DL and Mobility so am very satisfied…
Many thanks to B&W for if it hadn't been for your guides I would have struggled to have the success that I got.”


Thank you Benefits & Work - good result for ESA
“Hi, we just wanted to say a big thank you to the site for the helpful guides we used to complete the ESA application for my sister...We found out today that she has been placed in the Support Group - contributions based ESA. Even better that was with no medical and the money she will receive each week has almost doubled! Amazing and way beyond what we had hoped for…Please pass on to all involved with the site our thanks and recommendations to anyone in a similar position to read the guides and seek support to complete to forms! In true DWP style the award letter today was one of the most complicated things to read in itself but with the support of this site we were able to wade through the quagmire and come out the other end. Thank you!”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“I have just received a letter from the DWP about my ESA claim. I have been put in the support group for three years without a medical. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement! I'd like to say thanks for your very helpful guides and for the help and support I received in earlier posts.”

DLA to PIP success
“I've used the guides a lot and really appreciate all the time and effort that is put into them - thank you…Today I received the dreaded/longed for brown envelope. I 'scored' 23 points for the care component so have been awarded enhanced care and 14 points for the mobility component so awarded enhanced mobility. The award is for 3 years…Thank you so much to B&W again, and to the members who post on the forum…it's been very reassuring reading of others successes”

DLA to PIP success
“I'm really pleased that today I received the brown envelope and I have in been awarded PIP until 2019 enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility. I have been sick with worry waiting for this but its such a relief to finally have the decision. Thank you to Benefits and Work because the information enabled my wife to sit down for 2 days and get everything right and helped me to deal with the face to face part.”

Another PIP Tribunal success
“Thanks to all at B&W for the fantastic help and support. I recently attended a tribunal on behalf of my partner and had the decision overturned in our favour - from only having standard mobility, to Enhanced on both counts! . . . Could absolutely not have managed without your help so thank you to all.”

ESA Support Group success!
“Thankyou soooo much !!! I've received letter today I've been placed in the support group without an interview , this is wonderful news for me the nightmare is over fingers crossed ....”

PIP medical over and done with, success!
“I had my pip in Edinburgh on the 18/12/14 and received my award letter on the 3/1/15. I received enhanced in both moving from DLA Middle care High mobility. I would like to thank Benefits and work for the great work they do.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“Thank you, thank you... This morning I was very pleased to receive letter saying I've been put straight into Support group, no medical. To others members, don't give up hope and keep trying. Thank you again for all your help.”

Awarded PIP
“Filled in Forms from DLA to Pips in Aug last year. .. medical at home Jan 6th..Trembling opening the envelope and found I had got awarded the highest Care and Mobility and to say I was shocked is understating it...I want to thank you for your brilliant site as every time my husband has scoured your website to find everything we needed to know each time we had to reapply. I hope others can take from my story that you can win, just don't give up... By the way it is awarded for 10 years... Thanks again for all your help, could not have done it without you.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Thanks to (your) advice am in support group without a medical… one worry down just dla transfer soon thanks again for advice”

PIP finally awarded
“My daughter received her PIP award letter today - standard care and standard mobility - we are thrilled to bits as it's been a hard slog…I just wanted to write this to encourage anyone in our situation to go for it - we had nothing to lose and they were so wrong in their initial decision...
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all - advisers and other claimants - the questions and answers and guides have been so helpful to me in learning all about this and preparing to fight for my daughter.”


Successful move into Support Group following WCA
“Thank you! After waiting a year for my WCA I have now been placed into the support group for 2 years and have just received backdated ESA payment. It was your fantastic guide to claiming ESA and guidance on what to expect at the WCA that helped me through this horrendous and daunting process and I can't thank you enough... I am just so glad I found your website, I know I could not have done it without you, and reading everyone else's experiences of this nightmare benefit system I found it very reassuring to know I clearly was not alone! Thank you again”

PIP award success
“A big big thanks… as I did successfully get PIP enhanced for both mobility and daily living using your invaluable guidance for descriptors and ftf medical assessment.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have… used this web site which has helped me enormously when transferring from Incapacity Benefit to ESA. With this help I was able to get on the ESA Support Group”

Thank you B & W
“I know you amazing people on this site are volunteers and have your own health issues…. but just have to say I cannot thank you lot enough - you have helped me so much over the years.”

PIP award
“thanks have been awarded enhanced living and mobility…many thanks keep up the good work”

DLA renewed – thanks to B & W
“Just to say once again thanks to this site. Yesterday I had a letter saying that my DLA (low rate mobility) is being renewed. This has been done just on the information on the form, following your guides…Without your help and the knowledge and support of those on the forum, I would have probably given up.”

DLA renewal success
“I worked through a new …form for DLA renewal. I started immediately and read and re-read your advice for each and every question using your 4 points EACH and EVERY time. It was very painful work due to the level of degeneration in my hands now …Today, and only 3 weeks after submitting … I received the brown envelope. Due to your guide, I have received higher rate mobility and middle rate care. For an indefinite period.
THANK YOU! A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE MODERATORS!”


DLA renewal success
“Once again many thanks for your valuable information. I have just received the Famous brown envelope stating that I have received high rate for care and mobility for 2 years.”

DLA change of circumstances success
“Dear team just got the brown envelope .. I cannot believe my eyes! high rate care and mobility indefinitely without an atos medical. It state they had enough medical information to come to this decision…For four years I’ve received the lowest of both components despite my conditions becoming much worse, to be honest I was afraid of going under their radar for fear of losing it all…I would have been happy just to have it renewed without a medical at the same rate but really over the moon at this. I know without your guides and the members advise the outcome would have been very different.”

PIP successful claim without medical
“first off it would be remiss of me not to start off by thanking B&W for enabling me to complete the application form properly and supply the correct supporting evidence, there is no doubt I am very ill but as has been seen in the past, if you fail to apply properly that may not count for anything at the end of the day. I have been awarded enhanced rate Daily living and enhanced rate Mobility for 3 years without a medical…”

ESA Support Group transfer from SDA
“The age of miracles is not past…I had a phone call from the DWP … to say that they didn't need to see me for a medical and that I've been put into the Support Group … and will not need re-assessment for 3 years. A letter putting it into black and white arrived 5 days later, at which time I really believed it. I've got a list of thanks due…but high on the list has to be B&W. Thanks, guys, you've been brilliant…I've been very grateful for the advice.”

PIP award success
“I would just like to let you guys know I was awarded Enhanced Daily Living and Standard Mobility for mental health disabilities until 2018 with a review in mid 2017. I would like thank B&W forum for giving me advice and help”

SDA to ESA without a medical
“…would just like to say a big thank you to B and W for their help i would not of been able to cope with the form without their help from the guides i have just changed from SDA to ESA and did not need a medical…”

PIP – no face to face assessment
“I want to say thank you to all at Benefits At Work…. thanks to your advice/writing to MP, complaining to Capita, at last the DWP have decided there is no need for me to have a face-to-face interview, they are making their decision based on the evidence provided…”

PIP appeal success – a BIG thank you
“Well, it took almost 18 months since I applied for my PIP, and recently after attending a tribunal I was finally awarded it! I want to thank Benefits and Work as their guides helped me write a fantastic submission.”

ESA Support Group success
“I would really like to thanks the Benefits and Work team for all the fantastically useful information and advice contained on the site. I have recently heard that I am allocated to the ESA Support Group following a medical. I approached the form filling and the ATOS medical guided by Benefits and Work Information... It gave me an understanding of what to expect and how systems and assessments work. Most of all it gave me the greatest support of all - not feeling alone. My sincerest thanks.”

PIP reconsideration success
“Thank you to Work and benefits for the invaluable information which helped me have my enhanced mobility entitlement reinstated after just 3 weeks !!! I have also been awarded the lower rate for care..”

PIP Tribunal success
“I just wanted to say thank you for your advice and the help guides and resources on here have helped me massively. I had my PIP tribunal hearing today and was awarded the lower rate care component, finally ending what has been a hellish 16 months.”

DLA Renewal – result finally!
“Hi…I have been waiting for nearly 3 months for a decision on my DLA renewal claim. Thankfully today it came through and I have been awarded high rate Mobility and Care until early 2019. I would like to say thank you again to this site that points out things that I would never have been aware of otherwise. Thanks again”

DLA renewal
“Firstly I would like say thanks so much for all the information you provide on the website, I have just had my DLA RENEWED for two years and the relief is just immense, I couldn't have done it without you! … I know that we all would be worse off without your help!”

Thank you – ESA Support Group
“I just want to thank everyone at B&W for your wonderful guides. I have been awarded ESA Support Group without a medical for 3 years!! Thank you for your advice to attach as much relevant information as possible…Thank you, thank you so much for your guides, this site and the information/advice/ encouragement that you generously share with people struggling to make sense of the benefits system.”

PIP result
“Just received the "Brown Envelope" I have been awarded standard rate care and enhanced rate mobility…I would like to thank "Benefits and Work" for the help and advice which I'm sure has made the difference in getting this decision from DWP”

DLA success
“hi to all mods on the forum thanks for all the helpful guides for DLA on this site, mine was up for renewal end Sept 2014, doctor came out 2 weeks ago and had the brown envelope this morning to say I keep my HRM and LRC until sept 2016... so I’m very very pleased, I’m in northern Ireland where PIP has not been introduced yet... so thanks again B&W!”

PIP successful result
“Well the dreaded brown envelope dropped on the floor this morning and my hands were shaking so much I could barely open it. To my relief I have been awarded standard rate for both daily living and mobility for 3 yrs... Thanks to all for your help with the guides”

DLA renewal success
“DLA awarded HR care L rate mobility. This site is a god send when the brown envelope lands on the mat, knowing you can look on forum to give you hope from other people's success and the guides are so helpful. I have been a member for a while and recommend lots of people as you need all the help you can get on the forms... Merry Christmas to all”

Thank you! PIP awarded without medical
“just wanted to say thank you so much, I used your guide to help with every aspect of my PIP claim and getting the evidence I needed with my application back in May. I am overjoyed that I have been granted PIP (enhanced daily living, standard mobility)…so much stress and distress has been lifted from my shoulders. Now I’m actually looking forward to Christmas instead of feeling just overwhelming dread. Thank you again, I couldn't have done it without your guides!”

SDA to ESA transfer success
“Well after being a member for several years I have had to do my first post. Thank you all so much for your time and support to all who have to go through this process…Today I received a brown envelope 3rd of December, after looking at it for a while I decided I had to face the contents but the speed of this process was giving me no confidence that it would be good news. WRONG! Thanks to the guides and the sharing of others both Mods and people willing to share their news I was awarded the support group without a face to face…just be glad I found B/W.”

PIP result – success
“I applied mid August '14, returned my forms mid Sep, Assessment was November 28th. 12 days after the assessment the dreaded brown envelope arrived. I have been awarded enhanced rate for both components... I have to thank B&W for all of the support documents. They most certainly helped in the way I completed my form and answered the questions at assessment. Thank you very much and keep up the good work.”

PIP appeal success
“Hi had to let you know I won my PIP appeal today with B & W information in the members area…Many thanks again to you all at benefits and work couldn't have gone through with appeal without your help and information”

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

Royal College of Nursing

Spinal Injuries Association

Chesterfield Law Centre

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

Coventry Mind

Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Fibromyalgia Association UK

Union of Brunel Students

DIAL, Basildon & South Essex

Rethink North Devon

Welfare Rights Service, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Macmillan Benefits Service, Glasgow

South East London ME Support Group

Headway, Ayrshire

Brooksbank Money Advice Section, Dundee

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Blyth Valley Disabled Forum

Cornwall Blind Association

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

CATCH UP Ltd Llanelli

Dorset Residential Homes, Dorchester

Julian Housing Project, Oxford

Cerebra

Intowork

Dunedin Canmore Housing Association

CMT United Kingdom

Perth & Kinross Council Welfare Rights Team

Wallich Clifford Community

Money Advice Unit, Hertfordshire

Norwich and West Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau

Different Strokes

North Tyneside Disability Forum

Rochdale MBC Advice Service

Warwickshire Network for ME

Salford Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

Disability Resource Centre, Dunstable

Braintree Halstead & Witham Citizens Advice Bureau

Westcountry Housing Association

North Staffordshire Warm Zone

Merstham Community Facility Trust

Better 2 Work Team

Morecambe Bay ME group

Dimensions for Living

Trafford Benefits Advice

West Lancs Disability Helpline

DLA Appeal win after 2 & half years
I would just like to thank you for all the help from your guides…2 and half years ago, lost my first tribunal. But took it all the way to upper tribunal and had to go through another one. Glad to report i won this tribunal middle rate care lower rate mobility till june next year thank you so much”

PIP success
“I found out I have been awarded the Care component of PIP so thank you to this Website for all the wonderful advice!”

DLA renewal success
“Would just like to say a huge thank you to you for the help given with my DLA renewal. I used the guides and read lots of older threads on this and also got my MP involved…Yesterday I got a call from DWP informing me my renewal had been processed and I have been awarded HRM and MRC... My award is for a full 3 years…Thank you so much for guiding me through the process, this forum helped ease a lot of the stress that goes with these situations.”

PIP award success
“Hi, i called capita last week Monday they done a paper based assessment and forwarded my file to the DWP on the Monday last week. The DM made a decision on monday giving me the enhanced rate PIP til 2018 (all with the help of this website i really do appreciate it a lot! Couldnt of done it with out it)…”

Thank you
“I cannot explain how much this site has helped me as after 35 years in full-time employment I found myself due to ill-health adrift in the 'parallel universe' called our benefits system.
Due to the help and advice available here I realised I was not alone and enabled me to regain my self esteem after an horrendous medical, challenge the result and today received a letter overturning the decision and awarding the higher rate…What can I say except a big Thank you”

PIP success
“I'm so happy. On Wednesday I received brown envelope… My PIP decision, I'm entitled to the daily living comp. enhanced rate and mobility comp. Standard rate. I was so poorly yesterday, but this letter made me happy. And I couldn’t do it without your help, took me 6 weeks to fill the form. I asked them for 2 extra weeks. It was so stressful, but I used everything from Benefits and work, and that’s why I think my pip is successful…”

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PIP appeal success – mobility awarded
Can I first say thank you for all your advice and how grateful I am too for the moderators… I only got pip award for daily living, well they over turned [it at] appeal for mobility and now get it for planning a journey. I followed your guide and also wrote an experience I had and how it affects me with my condition. I was also amazed to how quick it was sorted out but if you hadn’t told me to phone and request my report I don’t think I would have applied for it to be looked at again. So once again thank you - you help so many people get what they deserve.”

ESA Support Group success
“Your wonderful guides helped me to get into the ESA support group. Thanks a million.”

ESA Support Group success
“Just wanted to say the biggest thank you to the providers and moderators of this wonderful site. Without the moderators great wealth of knowledge and expertise and the superb guides I wouldnt have been able to complete the ESA50 giving me the best chance of success. The subscription to this site is money very well spent. Once again a huge huge thank you”

IB to ESA Support Group success
“16 months ago i sent my ESA50 form to Atos , i am being transferred from ib to esa, today i got a phonecall from DWP stating that a decision has been made without a face to face and i will be placed in the ESA support group ...I am so relieved i had a bit of cry , without a doubt if it wasn't for Benefit and work there is no way i would of being able to get through this , thank you so much”

ESA WRAG to Support Group success
“I would like to say a BIG thank you to this forum. Without the guides and tips I would not have been placed in the support group…”

Transfer from DLA to PIP success
“I would just like to thank the team at B&W for all the information provided both on the site and on the forum. It helped to reassure and calm me whilst I was waiting to hear about my claim. I had a medical and was successful in getting PIP at the same rates I had previously been getting my DLA following a medical. It was a very stressful experience but your information helped to make the whole process a lot less scary and unknown and for that I would say a huge thank you.”

PIP award success
“Thank you to everyone in forum for advice and special thanks to B&W for guides, I have now had my decision and been awarded standard daily living and enhanced mobility. You have all helped me on my long journey. Thanks again”

SDA to ESA: Successful outcome
“Yesterday, I received a phone call from the DWP. I have been placed in the ESA Support Group for the maximum term of three years… it’s a considerable relief and I know I’ve been very fortunate... I’d like to thank B & W for making excellent guidance to welfare changes easily available and affordable. I am particularly grateful to the moderators who have always been ready to give advice and have never spared words of kindness.”

PIP Appeal success! Thank you!
“Dear B&W team, a HUGE thank you for all the tremendous work you do for us the claimants and your invaluable guides…I went to the tribunal today for my PIP appeal and won. The DWP's decision not to award me anything was set aside and the panel awarded me the standard rate for both components…WHAT A RELIEF!.. What a stressful journey and an emotional one to! Without your guides I'm not sure I would have succeeded but whether or not I won my case, you deserve a big thank you!”

ESA Support Group to be continued
“… I received a letter from the DWP confirming that I was to continue in the Support Group. I am so thankful for this website.. they gave me the confidence to get through this. Today I plucked up courage to actually ring the DWP to ask how long it will be before my next ESA 50.....three years!!! Thank you again!”

Finally got ESA Support Group decision
“It's been a while since I've posted on the Forum, But then it's also taken DWP nearly a year to come to a decision on my friends ESA50 form which she filled out with the help of the "FANTASTIC" moderators, her words not mine…she received the dreaded envelope yesterday informing her that she is in the "Support Group" for 2 years from June 2014. Fantastic news and a Big Thank You.”

ESA Support Group awarded
“My husband was awarded CB ESA Support Group in Jan 2014, don't think we could have done it without the assistance of this wonderful website and your guides…Many thanks!”

ESA & PIP success
“Hi there, another big thank you. At long last received confirmation I'm in the ESA support group and receiving enhanced rate of PIP on both parts until October 2017. A huge relief and I am sure I would not have been able to do it without your assistance and support. Thank you All”

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ESA Support Group and PIP success
“Thank you for the guides and typical day sheet which I used to help me with my recent PIP claim.I started the claim in April andhad the medical just over a week ago. I got a letter to say I had been transferred from IB to ESA Support Group just after the medical…Then today got letter saying awarded PIP at higher rate daily living…for 3 years. I will recommend your guides to others with the same condition.”

ESA Support Group with no medical
“Had my long awaited brown envelope today. Shocked but delighted to be put in Support Group with no F2F [face to face assessment] …I just used the B & W guides to accurately describe the effect on my life of my conditions. These guides and B & W advice have been truly amazing and got me in support group without a F2F or any of the upset others have suffered. Thank You so much B & W.”

ESA Support Group success – thank you to you all
“In January 2014 i had the dreaded ESA50 form to fill in, i had heard of Benefits & Work group … and joined to get all the information i could to help me with the form…Thanks to downloading your guides, my wife read every page and waded through the forms, after 9 months i have just received a letter from DWP putting me straight into the Support group without the dreaded "medical". We are both very grateful for your help and for the sake of less than £20 our immediate stress and worry has faded into the background. If there is anyone wondering if subscribing is worth it.......go for it, worth every penny.”

ESA Appeal success
“Well well well, I am just posting that I was today put in the support group for ESA at my tribunal hearing...Thank you so much for all your advice from benefitsandwork site.it has been most useful and I will continue to be a member.”

PIP success
“Hello, I had the letter a few days ago…I'm happy that I have good news. I got awarded the standard rate of daily living, no mobility. From March 2014 till Feb 2017. That's a result I never expected to receive. It should help me with my health a lot…I used the guide from Benefits and Work, and had magnificant help from other people. I'm very grateful to everyone here. Thank you.”

PIP result
“Partner had a result for PIP without a face-face...Standard Daily (Living)…Again the guides etc on here had a massive part in this result.. Thanks”

ESA from WRAG to Support Group success
“Great news over the weekend - my daughter was moved from ESA IR WRAG to Support Group after a medical. She just got the letter - a week after the medical…Many thanks for all your help - we couldn't have got this far without your invaluable guides.”

ESA Support Group success
“Received a letter today re, ESA…I plucked up courage and rang them and asked what was it about…I had been placed in the SG for 3 years as this wasn't mentioned on letter. So thank-you all for getting me through everything I couldn't have done it without you. I will still be visiting you daily, as i believe your help is vital to the many individuals struggling with this system…Once again THANK-YOU!”

DLA to PIP success
“…pleased and relieved that they recognised my needs…Thank you so much for producing the guides, they are so helpful and made me feel supported, even though I was still very stressed throughout the whole process.”

ESA success
“Just to let say that after ringing DWP, my daughter has been put in the SG - for 3 years… I would like to say a massive thank you”

ESA result – support group
“After 7 weeks of waiting finally had result of dwp regarding my esa no medical and been awarded support group on paper evidence only can't believe it…thanks for all the useful tips on the forum”

PIP awarded
“I have received a decision from DWP and have been awarded Higher Rate [Daily Living] and Lower Rate [Mobility]. Thank you to all at B&W for the quality and accuracy of all your advice and information.”

DLA renewal success
“Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at benefits and work for all your support and advice. I just heard today I was awarded middle rate care and low mobility. I heard back in only 1 week from posting my form and they didn't even contact my doctor”

SDA to ESA transfer success
“Many thanks to B&W for the insights and reassurance provided by your Guides and Forum replies from your remarkable moderators/experts. They were invaluable, and I'm sure were an important factor in our success…Many thanks again to B&W”

PIP success
“The dreaded brown envelope dropped on the mat this morning. I have been awarded enhanced rate for care and standard rate for mobility…Thank you so much for your excellent guides and patient support...”

ESA WRAG to Support Group
“I would just like to thank the Benefits and work team for all their invaluable help in building up a case! Using the correct procedures and rhyming slang to eventually be placed in the Support Group.
I am fortunate, but all I can say to all other claimants is to take good note of the advice available from the B&W team. Thanks a million.”

PIP enhanced rates awarded
“Many thanks for your excellent web site and help I've received...Received a decision yesterday and it was for the enhanced rate for both components. I can't thank you enough for the help and support.”

PIP decision – success!
“I would just like to thank you and your site for helping me through my pip claim! I have been awarded enhanced rate care and enhanced rate mobility I feel so relieved I could cry! Many thanks for all your help!”

PIP enhanced mobility and daily living
“Letter arrived Saturday, awarded mobility and daily living at enhanced rates. Would like to thank all those involved with this site for their knowledge and help.”

Support Group without a medical
“After last 2 years of constant worrying, finally I have been moved from IB to Support Group without a medical. I cried from happiness... at least for couple of hours I forgot about my physical pain and the fact that i can hardly move… I feel grateful to you guys for all the support this site and its users have given to me. Without your guidance and all the help I don't think I would manage to be where I am now. I am also very grateful for all the feedback from other members that helped me to stay sane and realize that I am not alone. THANK YOU SO MUCH”

Support Group success
“Hi all, well the brown envelope arrived, and yes im in the support group. Well that's a surprise, I didn't expect it. Big thank you to all the mods, and the bw web site, I could not have done without you.”

DLA and ESA success
“Today I received the dreaded brown envelope. I have been awarded HRM and HRC indefinitely…I was previously on HRM and LRC and would have been more than happy with MRC, I am so relieved that I can relax for the next year or so. So thanks once again to Benefits and Work for your invaluable information, which has helped me complete a recent ESA50 renewal where I was awarded Support group again but this time without the medical assessment. And now DLA success too. Thank you so much”

PIP mandatory reconsideration and JSA sanction success
“First want to say thank you to you all. I could not and indeed would not have done it without your factual, helpful and prompt replies. I did chase my MP and received a reply from them almost by return with an apology from DWP…Today I got a large back pay and standard rate care award and enhanced level mobility unchanged.

Incidentally your support gave me the courage to take DWP JSA on after a spiteful sanction and also won that yesterday, I know you don't deal in JSA but I got the courage from here.

ESA Support Group success after 1 year
“Today I was told I will be placed in the support group of ESA…by keeping going and not giving up it has finally reached a successful conclusion. My message is to just keep trying and use this website for help, guidance and advice. So thank you Benefits and Work.”

ESA Support Group
“My relative is now in the support group (which is truly where he should be). Thanks again to everyone involved in this website. Things have been stressful, but with the support and expert knowledge from this site, I felt confident about dealing with all the paperwork and challenging the decisions. You have taken a lot of pressure off for me. Thanks again everyone.”

ESA Support Group success
“Just a little update with the good news ! My young relative has been accepted into the support group by the DWP… They also agreed all the back pay - a full years worth! But it gets better - I have just checked the bank balance and there is a huge credit from ESA. This will make the world of difference…he will be able to buy all those things he needs to make his life much better. Thanks again for all your help, you have been truly wonderful.”

PIP reconsideration success
“After reading my support letter as well as my report they have decided to award me the extra 2 points giving me a total of 12 for the Enhanced care on daily living component. It is with only reading this great web site, that give great advice that I decided to pursue this further. Once again thanks for all your valuable support and advice.”

Severe Disability Premium
“My daughter is now in receipt of severe disability premium…Thank you so much for the wonderful support you give to us, best money I’ve ever spent on a membership!!”

IB to ESA support group
“I finally got a decision letter today from the dwp today re. my transfer from long term IB to ESA. The whole process has taken 14 months…thank you to everyone on the site for their invaluable help and the guides, without which the whole process would have been much worse.”

PIP enhanced care and mobility
“A few days ago the brown envelope dropped through the letterbox, and I am very relieved and pleased to report that my husband has been awarded enhanced care and mobility for 3 years.
I cannot explain how we both felt in fact we were quite dazed. I cannot believe it is all over for at least 3 years…The site is worth every penny of your membership fee, and I , as before will keep up my membership, even though, we have been successful this time, I may need their help along the way again…I am so grateful to you all for your wonderful informative site and cannot thank you enough for your help.”


ESA support group success
“Today the dreaded brown envelope arrived…and this time Reassessment ESA SG - and again No Medical - and Award for 3 years! Such an ENORMOUS relief!! I couldn't have done it without advice from this site…Thanks to all involved with this great site & good luck & love to all going through the same ordeal.”

Successful DLA renewal
“I cannot believe that my DLA Renewal went so smoothly. I had followed all the advice from the site and had typed out sheets of extra information…Today I had a letter back from DWP stating that my claim is now for an indefinite period and that I have the same rates as before, Higher rate mobility and Middle rate care. So I would like to say a big thank you to Benefits and Work for their invaluable guides which I am sure helped me.”

ESA Appeal victory
“Thanks to the fantastic advice from the people on this site my sister has just won her ESA appeal. Thanks to everyone for all their help.”

ESA Support Group success
“Received my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that…Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all…Thanks to a great team”

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Successful transfer from IS to ESA support group
“…I had a call from the Job Centre stating I had full ESA and placed in the support group and a letter would follow. ..All this in a matter of 3 weeks…So the real reason for this is to thank the Benefits and Work for their help with my claim with the information which is provided on this web site.”

PIP enhanced daily living and mobility
“I also wanted to thank you for this website as it helped me be aware on the assessment and also helped me with ESA support group Tribunal last year. I have just received notification that I have been awarded enhanced PIP for living and mobility. I know I wouldn't have got this result without your guides so would like to thank you very much for providing this website. Now I can get a blue badge, create parking in my garden and hopefully leave my house more than 6 times a year! I will also be able to get someone to go shopping with me (only been shopping once this year) so the difference this will make is amazing. Thank you so much.”

IB to ESA success
“just renewed my membership for another 365 days thank you benefits & work sure helped me with my incapacity benefit to esa this site is great value for your money and covers every topic”

ESA Support Group success
“The dreaded brown envelope plopped through the letter box on Saturday morning, and it felt so thin I was sure it was a "no way Jose" letter...... BUT ESA success and placed in the Support Group without a medical !! OMG…. Thank you to all at B&W !”

ESA Appeal victory
“Thanks to the fantastic advice from the people on this site my sister has just won her ESA appeal. Thanks to everyone for all their help.”

ESA Support Group
“Received my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that …Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all…Thanks to a great team”

PIP success
“Huge, huge thank you…Well ive been crying with relief for an hour now, Thank you so much for your brilliant website and knowledge, I had my PIP decision today…low rate care and High rate Mobility. I can't thank you enough. Wonderful, just wonderful”

Transfer from IS to ESA with a cancelled medical
“I had a call from the Job Centre stating I had full ESA and placed in the support group and a letter would follow …All this in a matter of 3 weeks… So the real reason for this is to thank the Benefits and Work for their help with my claim with the information which is provided on this web site.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“Many thanks to everyone at Benefits and Work for all their help, hard work and excellent advice. I followed the ESA guides while completing my ESA50 and was delighted that …I was placed in the Support Group without a medical.”

ESA Support Group with no medical
“I'm so pleased that I have been put into the support group without having a medical and I want to say a massive thank you to Benefits and Work as I doubt this would have happened if I hadn't had followed your fantastic guide when completing the application form a year ago! …it is a gigantic weight off my shoulders.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Just had to say thanks yet again to this site. I have been reassessed for ESA and have been awarded support group again, this time without having to attend medical. I have been awarded Support group for a further two years. Once again, thank you for this site”

Thank you for PIP help
“…may I thank everyone at this site. The help from here has been immensely valuable to me particularly with regards the nightmare that is PIP.”

PIP Success
“I have been awarded Standard care and standard mobility for 3 years, to be reassessed in November 2016! I'm so chuffed and relieved. I can finally sleep at night and feel like a massive weight has been lifted! Thank you to this forum and it's members for the help and support.”

PIP been awarded at last!
“…got my letter on Saturday from the DWP…I have been given enhanced daily living component…my husband and I would like to thank you for your excellent guides that helped us at the medical and gain the money. The best subs I have ever spent Thank from the bottom of my heart.”

ESA mandatory reconsideration success
“Have had the phone call, after a Mandatory Reconsideration I have successfully been moved from wrag to Support group..Many thanks to B & W. I could not have achieved this without you knowledge and guidance.”

Support Group success
“My husband has once again been placed in the Support, only this time it's for 3 years. Could we both take this opportunity to thank everyone who has offered help and pointing us in the right direction because without it, we would certainly have not been able to construct our answers properly. Good luck to you all, and once again thank you B&W”

Mandatory Recon overturned their decision
“The dwp rang me this morning and have over turned their WRAG decision and have agreed to put me in the support group! Thank you so much to everyone on benefits and work for your help! It has been invaluable and I couldn't have done it without you all. You have been a rock to my wife and I!”

ESA result after 12 months
“Hi, I've eventually got the dreaded brown envelope through letterbox after waiting 12 months for my ESA decision from migration from Incapacity benefit. I couldn't believe it when I read that I've been placed in the Support group and WITHOUT having to attend a medical! The relief is immense after a year of worry and stress so thank you for all the help and advice on here.”

Thank you! This site is a lifeline!
“I hope this helps other users... After 18 months.... I finally won my DLA claim for HRM, and LRC at appeal after previously being turned down… I was in utter despair. This is where B&W came in... I found your site while confined to bed, feeling utterly miserable and having bad thoughts but from that day I never looked back. Thank you so much for the work you do. You have no idea how much you help people if we don't let you know. I was at my wits end and you were like Angels that lifted a weight off my shoulders. You really must read the guidelines on this site; I knew instantly where I'd gone wrong. Good Luck all with your claims, and use this site it truly is a life saver! Thank you B&W for giving me my life back.”

ESA support group success
“just had a call from DWP saying that my daughter has just been awarded ESA and is in the support group, and that its being backdated to last february 2013, we didnt even need to go for a medical assessment”

DLA success
“I went from LRC and LRM to MRC and HRM! Thank you Ben and Work for your invaluable guides, which are a must for any kind of benefits form filling!”

Finally - PIP awarded
“I have received the brown envelope today and finally contains good news, I have been awarded the daily living component, and the mobility component of personal independence payment .I am soo happyyy Thank you sooo much BW for all your support and help and good luck to everyone.”

ESA support group
“… I have been put in the ESA Support group without an ATOS medical - so wanted to say huge thanks for the info on this site and in the downloadable booklets. Helped enormously.”

PIP hope, frustration, result
“I will always remember this day! I had a phone conversation with the DWP today and was informed my claim for PIPs has been:-.................................. GRANTED!!!!!!... thank you for your support and advice through this long and worrisome process!
And a huge thanks to B+W for all your literature and support it made the difference!”


DLA renewal success
“I was not due for my DLA renewal until end of september. I got a invite to renew beginning of may so filled it in and sent it back with the help of your wonderful site and have had a reply saying they have awarded me high rate care from middle rate and high mobility…Thank you for all the help this forum give all the people who help do a fantastic job god bless you all”

ESA Support Group - success
“Just a quick message to let you know that after six long months…I have been put in the Support Group of ESA and had my claim backdated to November 2013. I would like to thank you for the help and support that you have given me during this difficult time. If it was not for the excellent guides that my husband used to complete all the forms…I would not have been award the correct decision.”

PIP Success
“… i have just come of the phone to the dwp decision maker who rang me …to inform me i had been awarded enhanced pip and mobility and i would receive backpay to the date i originally applied and he also apologised for the long wait…thanks to B & W for all the guides and help”

ESA Support group
“Just a quick message to let you know that …I have been put in the Support Group of ESA and had my claim backdated to November 2013. I would like to thank you for the help and support that you have given me during this difficult time. If it was not for the excellent guides that my husband used to complete all the forms that the DWP and ATOS had sent then I would not have been award the correct decision.”

ESA Support Group
“…well decision letter finally came today - DWP did go with ATOS recommendation for the support group - thanks so much for everyone's support here and all the info provided! Couldn't have managed without it.”

PIP success
“Much to my surprise my PIP claim has been approved and I will get the Enhanced Daily Living Component and the standard Mobility Component. The help I received from this site was invaluable and I don't think I would have been successful without it.”

DLA awarded on renewal
“…a massive thank you to this website for all the help and support given to help complete these complex and often misleading forms…I filled the form out and gathered all my necessary supporting documents and sent it off… within a few weeks I had a letter to say I had the same DLA award but for an indefinite period.”

PIP award
“Thank you so very much for all the help and advice I received from your guides. I applied for PIP. My assessment was in March . I finally had a result on Tuesday this week. More surprisingly all the back dated money was in my account yesterday. Enhanced care and standard mobility. Thanks so much”

PIP success
“Just to let you all know that today I've received a letter saying I have been awarded enhanced daily living and mobility! I cannot thank enough Benefits and Work because you all have been such a great support for me. I am so lucky to found you and cannot imagine what would I do without your great information and guidance. Thank you so much! I wish everyone who is applying PIP good luck! Its a very hard and stressful process but Benefits and Work moderators are absolutely brilliant!”

Support Group success
“Have just been told via the phone, that I've been placed in the support group for three years. Cannot thank benefits and work enough for all their support and invaluable guides, you all do a sterling job, and I would like to thank you so much. Hope this gives encouragement to others who are playing 'the waiting game' that there can be light at the end of the tunnel.”

ESA support group
“Good news! As a result of being put into the ESA Support Group, my local Council informed me that Housing Benefit would now pay all my rent and Council Tax Support would pay all my Council Tax”

Support Group without medical
“Having used your site I was placed in support group without medical, although it took 42 weeks to get a response!”

DLA renewal award
“My DLA was due to expire in July 2014 - I was invited to renew. Imagine my absolute surprise to receive a new award of Higher rate care & Higher rate mobility for 5 years!! No medical or other enquiries. Thank you so much Benefits and Work, I'm sure the success was due to following your guide to the letter.”

PIP success
“I've had a decision letter and it's great news. Standard rate for daily care and enhanced rate for mobility. Both ongoing and to be reviewed in 2025…I'm happy with the outcome and the Capita assessment...I hope this result gives some encouragement to those still going through the process.”

IB to ESA support group
“After receiving a form to change from IB to ESA…I have at last received a letter putting me in the support group of ESA without a medical. Without help from Benefits and Work I do not think this would have happened…I couldn't be happier, it is such a weight off my mind.”

Work related activity group to Support Group
“hi all,this is my second time joining as a member, first time you helped me with my appeal from wrag to SG for which I am eternally grateful”

DLA renewal success
“I am delighted, as last time I had to go to appeal. I put it all down to your help and guidance. I have been a member for 4 years now and you have helped me through my ESA transfer to support group for 3 years and now the renewal of my DLA.”

IB/IS/SDA to ESA conversion
“I have been a member for over 6 months now and I would like to say Thank You for all your support that you give to your users. I have learned a lot from reading your guides and from other member’s forum posts and comments.”

DLA renewal success
“…a massive thank you to this website for all the help and support given to help complete these complex and often misleading forms.”

IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“After receiving a form to change from IB to ESA and sending it back in December I have at last received a letter putting me in the support group of ESA without a medical. Without help from Benefits and Work I do not think this would have happened. As time was dragging on I was expecting to receive a call to go to a medical but this did not happen, I couldn't be happier, it is such a weight off my mind.”

ESA Support Group success
“I filled in my transfer from incapacity benefit to ESA form about 6 months ago and got my answer this Monday. ESA support group with no medical. Thanks to the guides here I included a lot more of how my daily life is affected. So, a big thank you and well done.”

ESA Support Group Success for 2nd time
“…thanks to B&W for the outcome of my reassessment for ESA. Using the guides & advice from the moderators throughout, I was placed in the WRAG after attending the WCA…DWP confirmed in writing I will not be callled for another ressessment before 3 yrs!! - Yippee!!
The membership fee for B&W has to be the best long term investment I have ever made. Without its expert guides & moderators I would not have had the success I have had …nor with my application for DLA - HRM & HRC for 4 yrs. Anyone who is unsure about the value of being a member - do take the plunge.”


ESA Success
“Im so greatfull this site and forum has helped me sucessfuly recieve ESA SG contribution based for 3 years, after previously being on IB”

Thank you for PIP success
“Hello team…I rang DWP today just on the off chance for an update and been told I have got the enhanced rate for care and Mobility…I could not thank you enough for all the help and support you have given me, just thank you so much. Your guides were absolutely fantastic and without you I think I may have totally lost it lol…Thank you again and god bless.”

Surprise letter - now in Support Group
“I was migrated from IB to ESA WRAG group 2 years ago. Last year I was re-assessed and sent the forms in. Today I got a brown envelope from the DWP - they have reassessed me and placed me in the Support Group. The relief is immense. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here for their help.”

From IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi all, just to say many, many thanks for all the guides. Invaluable! This is the No. 1 site for people like me, cannot thank you all enough.”

ESA success
“My partner was told he had no points but after requesting a mandatory reconsideration last week he has been told the decision has been overturned. Couldn't have done this without help from this site. Thank you so much it has been a lifesaver.”

Assigned to Support Group
“I've just had a letter informing me that I've been moved from the WRAG into the Support Group without even having to go to Atos for another assessment. I really am incredibly grateful to all staff at B&W for the wonderful service you provide. My heartfelt thanks go to all of you!”

DLA renewal success
“…just to give hope to others I sent my dla renewal form off about 2 weeks ago with no supporting evidence...i used the guidelines from this site…I got a letter confirming my dla for hrm and mrc was awarded for an indefinate period… happy days I wish everybody else a speedy decision. thanx again to the site for the guidelines.”

PIP awarded
“I got the DWP letter on Saturday…so I'd like to thank this site as without reading through all the advice and fact sheets I doubt I would have even got the mobility.”

SUCCESS !, got extra ESA Premiums, THANK'S B&W !
“Thanks to B&W I had already successfully claimed PIP and had my IB successfully transferred to ESA support group. Now I have successfully claimed the ESA income related Enhanced Disability Premium and the Severe Disability Premium, both of which I'd never even heard of before reading about them here on B&W !.
THANK'S AGAIN B&W ! ! ! / BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL ! ! !”

Yay! I’m in the Support Group of ESA
“After having a recorded ATOS medical assessment in February, I have been placed in the Support Group for ESA. Thank you, for all the help and advice for filling out the form”

Work related activity group to Support Group
“i have just found out that i have been placed in support group from wrag… i can not tell you how relieved i am, the stress of it all has really took it out of me, thankyou it really helps just knowing someone is there for you if you need help”

Zero points to Support Group at appeal
“thanks to this wonderful site and the helpful moderators i had the best of medical evidence from my gp and cfs team …the relief was so much that my fiance who has supported me throughout broke down in tears. i hope this brings hope to those in the same situation, dont give up!...thank you again at B and W”

Moved from work related activity group to ESA Support Group
“I appealed against being placed into WRAG, and have been sent a letter saying decision on my ESA claim looked at again and I have been placed into support group, won't be sent to independent tribunal etc. Thank you for guides and info on B and W site”

ESA- Won on appeal
“Thanks to your great site which I am so happy I subscribed to, I had my tribunal hearing for ESA on Friday 28/03/14 and won…”

Incapacity to Support Group
“hi all… today was told i had been placed in the support group with no medical i am sure the outcome is as a result of the info and guides on this site so i would like to give a big thank you to all…Thanks again its a great site and i for one would have been lost without it!”

Work related activity to Support Group
“Was taken off WRAG group on to support group, thank you for your advice, invaluable”

ESA Support Group
“Thought I'd post to firstly say thank you to Benefits and Work for your fantastic guides - Couldn't have done it without your help!! And secondly to give others in same situation an idea of timescales - 30 weeks to the day from posting to receiving results!!”

ESA new claim support group success
“Brand new claim. Today received the news I am in the support group from 11th March. No medical! It's thanks to the guides on here & a brilliant gp”

Successful ESA appeal to support group
“Appeal allowed - to go from work related activity group to support group, under section 35 ESA regs 2008…In a sort of state of happy shock! Many thanks to the site organisers and contributors.”

Support Group renewal
“Thank you and everyone who has given their support to me over the last year. Without you giving your time to help when you are also ill yourselves is remarkable. I have been put in the Support Group again…Thank you all so much for your help.”
  
Support Group success
“Had a call this morning I am Support Group for 2 yrs. Such a relief. Thank you for all the information on this site. It's a god send.” 
 
Support Group
“Just to give some hope to all those waiting months to hear from DWP with reassessments.
After 8 months I finally heard that they have kept me in the support group - and no medical either.
Many thanks to B&W for the excellent guides.”

  
Transfer from IB to ESA success ... bit shocked
“Hi, and thank you that this site and forum exist. I'd been reading the newsletters and am really glad to join. Thanks for the information and support.”
 
ESA appeal success
“Thanks for all the info / support that your site offers! Got the letter today, I won my appeal.”
  
IB to Support Group success
“I would never have been able to fill the forms in without your help and Wonderful Guides and Knowledge ,I know I only posted a couple of questions for help but the answers I got helped me a great deal but I come on here every day to read up and keep up to date and read other peoples queries and this is the best money I have ever spent and I will continue to be a member of B&W for many years to come … once again thank you all very much and good luck to every body else who is going through this”
  
son won ESA support group appeal after two year wait
“..(my son) had appeal heard for previous claim and was put into support group, this is mainly due to your guides and help once again a big thank you. just have to wait and see what atos say about new claim he put in in jan. Thank you again”
  
ESA support group appeal won!
“… just won my appeal from wrag to support group of esa and its all your advice and support over the past few months that helped me through this nerve racking … b and w is a must for all people on benefits and i will be renewing my subscription thats for sure thanks again for being there when i needed some support”
  
ESA success
“Well, if I had a hat I would take it off to you guys.... thanks a million, couldnt have done it without you, and I will remain a member for life, thats how important this site is, in my opinion. Fantastic job you guys are doing, next stop PIP for me so I will be keeping an eye on things here every day that I am able to. Thanks again all, you are superb!”
  
PIP awarded
“At last I have been awarded PIP after all this time waiting…Thank to B & W for all your help”
 
ESA deferral
“Thanks guys - you do a great job in providing hope and guidance”

 

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IB - ESA success, THANK'S B&W !
“Good news this week, got letter confirming I will be transferred from Incapacity Benefit to ESA Support Group after medical. Can't thank you enough B&W !, couldn't have done it without this site, the incredible people on here and the brilliant guides to filling in the forms and the assessment process. THANK'S !”
 
IB to ESA transfer
“I was transferred from Ib to esa support group, which took seven months in total. Many thanks to B&W for your help, you gave me confidence to both fill in the form and attend my medical knowing I had a fair chance of success.”
 

Thank you - support group success
“a big thank you to the mods on this site…after a mandatory review using the info off this site I have been moved up into the Support group (2 years)…thank you”
 
 
DLA appeal success
“HI I have just had my DLA appeal today and I have been granted high rate mobility and low rate care which is being backdated to 6/3/2013 It helped enormously reading your papers so thank you so much”
 
ESA Tribunal success
“I attended my ESA Tribunal yesterday and won!..Thank you to those of you at the B&W website for all this wonderful information.”
 
 
ESA50 completion
“I would never have been able to make detailed replies to the descriptors by myself, so I want to thank B+W for their fantastic guides.”
 
PIP award
We have just received out first decision on a PIP application. Awarded enhanced for daily living and mobility, backdated to date of application. All down to your guide so many thanks. However, it is almost 7 months from application to decision.

 

IB to ESA Support Group
I used your guides to fill in my ESA form and I have been transferred from IB to support group, no medical. Thank you very very much

Appeal won
Thank you so much for your advice about ESA Appeals.

IB to ESA transfer
I've successfully been transferred from IB to IRESA without a medical! Without your site none of this would have happened - Im absolutely sure of that. I would and have advised anyone and everyone to become a member and have the same unlimited access to the help, advice and support only found on this site. Once again Thank you!

ESA success
My transfer from Incapacity to ESA had been a success! I relied heavily on the guides from this website, both for mental and physical illnesses, as well as info from the forum, and the DWP have put me in the Support Group! I really couldn't have done it without you. I found the guides and site very supportive, as well as knowledgeable and informative, and that 'added ingredient' was so important and much appreciated. So thank you all so very much

ESA Support group
“Hi my hubby had phone call from DWP,he has been put in surport group for 3yrs
thankyou for the suport you gave to me, he has serve depresion ,so this was agreat outcome”


ESA success
“My transfer from Incapacity to ESA had been a success! I relied heavily on the guides from this website, both for mental and physical illnesses, as well as info from the forum, and the DWP have put me in the Support Group! I really couln't have done it without you. I found the guides and site very supportive, as well as knowledgeable and informative, and that 'added ingredient' was so important and much appreciated. So thank you all so very much”

PIP success
“I finally got my confirmation letter and the money has come through. So I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the mods and everyone on the forum who has posted…. the help and confidence it gives you seeing other peoples real stories has helped me greatly to try and get the help I need.”

DLA success
“After getting heaps of information and help from you mods and guides from this website, I practically helped my father re-write the application form again giving as much information as possible…Today he gets a decision: High Rate Mobility High Rate Care for 3 years
Wow couldn't believe it. Nor could my father. But thanks to your guilds this has made it possible. He can now start to think about himself and get the help that he deserves. Thank you once again.”


ESA Support group
“my partner was placed into the support group in December 2013 we have phoned up to see when she will be reviewed and she has the award for three years she has ms…many thanks for all the advice from this wonderful site well worth the subscription money…”

I/B to ESA Migration Many Thanks to You
“with the help of benefits and work site and the Mods, I heard today that I have been placed in the
Support Group from I/B…again many thanks for all your help and advice”


Success before appeal
“…I duly had a phone call later in the afternoon saying yes they… had changed their decision. This sounded too good to be true!! Saturday's mail brought more post from DWP…confirming they had changed their decision & the appeal would lapse. Wow!!
Without the information on this website, comments from the moderators, on this thread & others,
& the support of a good GP we would never have got the decision reversed.
Thanks for the excellent resources on the site & the advise & dedication of the moderators.”


ESA Support Group success
“… my ESA decision came today and I have been placed straight into the Support Group this time without the need for a medical.
Thankyou for the continued support of this forum, and to the people that make it possible to help provide others with help when they need it most. I'm sure everything you do is very much appreciated by many members who have found your guides and comments invaluable when they are at a very anxious time in their lives.”


IB to ESA result
“I used the guides and sought some advice about medical evidence when completing the ESA so thanks to this site I have had the best possible outcome. Thank you once again to the site owner and the mods”

Return to Work
“This is just to say a HUGE thankyou to Benefits & Work for helping me throughout my recovery. It has been almost four years since my accident. Its been life changing and its taken a while to recover. I might not be as good as new but I'm now able to get back to work.
Thanks guys. Without your help it would have been a complete nightmare.”

DLA renewal & ESA appeal success
“Just want to say thank you for the advice I received from this site. Worth every penny of the subscription fee. Won my appeal for ESA support group, and just sent in DLA renewal for husband. Got it back within 10 days and awarded indefinitely medium care and high mobility with having to see doctor.
Thank you so much.”

ESA support group
“Hi good news today with your help I have been put into the support group received letter today…”

IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at B&W for their invaluable guides (which I also used years ago for a DLA renewal) as I have just heard I have been put in the Support Group for contribution-based ESA. I could not have done it without your wonderful guides.
Thanks also for the great advice from the moderators on this site and also for the regular Newsletters which kept me informed and reminded me I wasn't alone.”


ESA success on reconsideration
“A very big thank you to you all,I received a letter on Xmas eve, 3 years in the support group, given after reconsideration. no appeal what a relief. I could not of done this without your help. Once again thank you.”

Support group without medical
“With the help of this site and the WCA handbook, together with outside support, I got in to the Support Group without a medical.
This has made me feel as if a good force has pulled me away from the 'cliff-edge' that I felt I had been hanging off.”


Successful Appeal
“I should like to thank you all at Benefits and Work. Your excellent advice and the comfort that you have given me has been, and is, invaluable.”

Support Group
“You've managed to steer us in the right direction a few times now, give us that vital piece of information we were missing. I know for a fact that key things that we've learned here on the Benefits and Work Forum have helped us get my dad in to the rightful Support Group.”

Support Group without medical
“I filled in his ESA50 for him using your excellent guides. This shows how much worth B & W is as this is my third success story.”

DLA renewed at the same rate
“Thanks everybody at B&W for your excellent guides and information.”

DLA renewed until 2016
“Many thanks to the site for all the up to date info.”

PIP Success
“Got news over Christmas period of successful PIPclaim, high rate care and mobility for 3 years after face to face with 'Atos/Salus'. Could not have done it without following B&W guides on how to apply correctly.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“I want to say a big thank you to the advisers on this site I went from sda to support group without medical, I would never have been able to answer questions on forms without your help.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“With the help of this site and the WCA handbook, together with outside support, I got in to the Support Group without a medical.”

DLA Appeal allowed
“a huge thank you to B &W as without the information obtained from your site I'm not so sure we would have been so successful. The judge actually commented on our submission stating that it was one of the best he had heard. This was all down to B & W in our opinion as without it we could not have done such a good representation without using some of the case law we had obtained.”

DLA renewal
“Thank you so much for the guides and the forum support. I've heard today that my DLA remains the same and has been renewed until 2018!”

Transfer from IB to ESA
“I had a phone call today from the DWP telling me that I had being put onto ESA from IB without a medical for 3 years thank you so much for all your advice and help Its the best news ever. THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN.”

DLA renewed until March 2016
“Thanks to using the invaluable detailed guides, I've been re awarded HRM and MRC until March 2016, with no medical this time.”

From IB to ESA, placed in the support group, prognosis 3 years
“The site has been invaluable and helped me to both understand the horribly complicated benefit structure (kind of) and to organise information so that I could accurately convey how my life is affected by my condition.”

Straight into the Support Group with no medical on reassessment
“This time I had read a lot of the information on this site and know without a doubt that is what made the difference because my health is not any different from before.”

Higher rate care and Lower rate mobility until 02/12/2018
“Thank you B&W so much and I will definitely continuing membership as I'm sure when the time comes to sort out ESA and the change to PIP in a few years your guides will be just as valuable then.”

ESA Support Group for 3 years
“Can't thank the people on this site enough, with the help of the guides and a letter from my GP I have now been awarded ESA in the support group till Oct 2016”

Won appeal thanks to your guides
“Thanks to the guides I successfully represented my daughter at her tribunal and she won her appeal for ESA work related”

IB to ESA for three years
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you, IB to ESA for three years, filled in all the forms back in June and have worried ever since, could not have done it without all your information.
I am sure many people would qualify if only they knew how to approach the ridiculous questions that the forms ask”

Support Group without medical
“I am in the support group without having to have another medical!! thank you benefits & work for the help in filling out the dreaded form!. I cannot hold a pen long enough to complete said form and filled it in on line using your guide lines this time”

DLA decision overturned
“I purchased this membership and followed it to the letter and today she has been reinstated at a higher level for 4 years to higher care and lower mobility, after being told she wasn't entitled to anything!!!!!”

Placed in the Support Group following a medical
“Thank you All for your help!”

Placed in the Support Group
“I received a letter on Saturday to say I had been put in the support group after sending the form for my transfer from ib. I found out this morning it is for 3 years. It took 21 weeks from the first letter to the decision. I want to thank you all as I have been reading the forum and guides for a long time in readiness for the form and know that it helped me present the evidence in a better way than I would have done.”

IB to the Support Group without a face-to-face assessment 
“I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to this wonderful website for all the information provided during such a worrying and anxious time.”

DLA renewed at the same rates for 2 years “I'm absolutely astounded. I know I couldn't have done it without the help that the forms gave me.”

ESA success “Thanks to the Benefits and Work ESA guides I have now been successful in my claim for ESA and I have been placed in the support group without a medical.”

Placed in the Support Group until 2015 without a medical “I really just wanted to say a huge thank you to people here for your encouragement and advice Thank You.”

ESA granted “Just to say thank you for all the information contained on this website. Being able to clearly set out the facts without drifting off into unnecessary ramblings, are all the benefits of being a member of this website.”

Placed in the Support Group for 3 years “I would like to thank everyone involved with benefit and works and all the moderators for their hard work and help with questions and queries.”

Support Group On Appeal “I wanted to let you know that your advice has worked - I won my appeal! Thank you for everything, I couldn't have done it without your reply and I'm very grateful to you.”

Appeal won “husbands appeal was today…the best thing about it is he WON and they have placed him into the Support Group not to be reassessed for 2 years. So many thanks for all the info and help on this site as I would have not been able to help him without you”

IB to ESA Support Group “I have just been transferred from Incapacity Benefit to the ESA Support Group and like many others would like to thank you for your excellent guides.”

Success WRAG to Support Group “DO DO keep going if you feel from the information on the forum you have a case. it can be done and a MASSIVE thank you for all the support the team have given me it has been fantastic.”

Personal independence payment (PIP) success “finally, after waiting 20 weeks, I had a decision at the first attempt at pip. I got enhanced rate after a face to face with a very nice ex nurse. it was a good experience, i wish you all the very best, and a big thank you to all at b and w.”

ESA Support Group “I just wanted to say thanks all on this site for your help and support. My son finally heard today in the support group.”

IB to ESA Support Group without a medical “Just wanting to thank you so very much for all your support and the excellent advice and work you do. I have today received a letter saying I have gone from Incapacity Benefit to the Support Group of Employment and Support Allowance without a face to face assessment.”

IB to ESA Support Group no medical “Just got the phone call and was told I am put into the support group without a medical. I have no doubt this is solely due to the guides on here . . .“

ESA Support Group for 2 years after 3 months wait “.. like to say thank you ..couldn't have done it without the advice and knowledge from the forum ...”

2nd Revision, now in Support Group “Thank you Benefits and Work, The MODS who gave me advice and links to follow with more advice. You have kept me going.”

Successfully placed in WRAG after Upper Tribunal appeal “It has taken me two years but I got there in the end, many thanks to all at benefits and work, keep up the good work. Soooooooooo Happy”

DLA reconsideration just before appeal! “…it may seem a struggle to complete all the appeal forms, worry about the appeals process etc but if you persevere using the excellent guidance from this website you can get the right result!”

ESA Support Group at review and DLA indefinitely “I have ME/CFS and over the past few months I've had to renew both my ESA and DLA… I was moved to the support group from WRAG… I've recently renewed (DLA) and my award has been kept the same (HRM & MRC), but this time I have been awarded DLA indefinately! . . .”

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Support Group without medical “…my wife called the DWP and they confirmed she would not have to attend a medical and will remain in the support group…Thanks again to your wonderful website and the support it gives to us all.”

ESA Support Group “Twenty weeks after submitting my ESA50, the dreaded brown envelope arrived yesterday informing me that I have been placed in the Support Group, without being called for a medical. . . Thank you to everyone at B&W for providing such comprehensive guidelines”

 

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ESA Appeal won at Tribunal
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Support Group without a medical
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ESA form completed
“just want to say thank you to everyone on this site for they help and support, just have to play waiting game now .thank you could not have completed it without your help.”

Support Group from IB without medical
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ESA award success
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Thank you – IB to ESA Support Group
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The guides and advice posted here surely contributed greatly to helping fill in the convoluted forms and her successfull transition.”


Successful transfer to ESA
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Placed in the Support Group for 3 years without a medical
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Higher Rate Mobility awarded after DLA renewal
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High Rate Mobility and High Rate Care awarded indefinitely on reconsideration
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Support group without a medical
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WRAG without a medical
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Support group without a medical
“Thanks to Benefits and Work for all your information.”

DLA renewal at same rates
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IB to support group without medical
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3 more years in support group without medical
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IB to ESA support group after medical
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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Support group after paper hearing
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IB to ESA without medical
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From WRAG to support group on second assessment
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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DLA appeal success and ESA support group
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 ESA support group
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ESA support group without medical
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Support group on appeal
“I don't think I could have gone through with the whole process if it hadn't of been for your advice & support. So from the bottom of my heart thank you toyou all at B&W.”

IB to ESA support group on review
“Many thanks for your guides - I followed them to the letter.”

Support group on appeal
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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DLA renewed without medical
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Support group without medical
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Support group after cancelled medical
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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Support group without medical for a second time
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Support group without medical
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Support group after medical
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IB to ESA support group without medical
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Successful claim for DLA – higher rate mobility, low rate care

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DLA supersession, high rate mobility and high rate care awarded indefinitely
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DLA awarded at renewal for 2 years and at same rate, low rate mobility and middle rate care
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Decision revised to ESA Support Group after appealing against IB to WRAG
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Placed in ESA Support Group
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Successful DLA claim, high rate mobility and high rate care awarded for 5 years
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Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment and DLA increased from low rate care to middle rate care and high rate mobility
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Placed in ESA Support Group after medical assessment
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ESA reassessed without medical, staying in Support Group for another 18 months

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Success at ESA appeal, an extra 12 points awarded
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Remaining in ESA Support Group for two years following reassessment, no medical
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Moved from ESA WRAG to Support Group after requesting appeal
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Placed in ESA Support Group for 18 months
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Successful migration from IB to ESA Support Group, for 3 years after recorded medical
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ESA decision revised after request for appeal, placed in Support Group

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DLA awarded indefinitely

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Placed in ESA Support Group without medical assessment
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Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment for 3 year period
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From IB to Support Group without medical
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Placed in ESA Support Group without medical
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ESA reassessed, placed in Support Group for 2 years
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Placed in ESA Support Group without medical assessment or having to supply extra medical evidence
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Success at ESA appeal, nil to 15 points and placed in WRAG
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Successful DLA supersession, awarded high rate mobility and high rate care for an indefinite period
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ESA Support Group again with no medical
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Success at IB to ESA appeal, from no award to Support Group
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From IB to ESA WRAG with no medical
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DLA decision revised, high rate mobility and middle rate care awarded indefinitely
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Success at ESA appeal
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Transferred from IB to ESA Support Group without medical and for 2 years
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Placed in ESA Support Group and DLA high rate mobility and low rate care awarded for another 2 years on renewal
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ESA Support Group after Healthcare Professional suspends medical assessment
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High rate mobility and middle rate care awarded at DLA appeal
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Placed in ESA Support Group
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DLA successfully renewed, award of high rate mobility and high rate care continued
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ESA Support Group without medical
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Success at DLA appeal, low rate care awarded
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ESA appeal success, moved from WRAG to Support Group
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Placed in Support Group for ESA
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ESA decision revised, moved from WRAG to Support Group
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Moved from ESA WRAG to Support Group for 2 years
“transferred to esa from ib without a medical, using the wonderful guides”

Placed in ESA Support Group with no medical assessment
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DLA middle rate care and low rate mobility and ESA Support Group

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DLA success, high rate mobility and middle rate care
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Son’s DLA successfully renewed after reaching age 16

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From IB to ESA Support Group for 3 years
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Moved from IS to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
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Indefinite award of high rate mobility and middle rate care DLA on renewal
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Transferred from IB to ESA Support Group
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Placed in ESA Support Group for 2 years
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After 3 years of “hard struggle” placed in ESA Support Group
“a big thank you to you all for your help and advice”

0 points to Support Group on revision
“I am a bit disappointed if I am honest as I wanted to be in the WRAG group.”

Successful DLA claim for high rate mobility
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Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group
“Thanks to the wonderful guides and also the information provided by the Members and Mods/staff on the forum.”

ESA appeal success, 0 to 18 points
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DLA renewal, high rate mobility and low rate care awarded for indefinite period
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ESA support group after 2 years
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Moved from WRAG to support group until 2015 after lodging appeal on IB to ESA transfer.
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IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
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Successful ESA appeal, 0 to 18 points
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Placed in ESA Support Group after 10 minutes at appeal
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Success at ESA appeal
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IB to ESA: 0 points to Support Group with 5 minute appeal
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DLA high rate care and mobility on new claim
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Support group award
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From fit to work to support group after complaint
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Migrated from IB to ESA WRAG with no medical assessment
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DLA high rate mobility and low rate care
“together with the B&W advice I got a result”

WRAG without medical, DLA high rate mobility and middle rate care renewed indefinitely

“A big thank you to B and W”

DLA high rate mobility, middle rate care on appeal
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ESA Support Group after medical assessment
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Success at ESA appeal, moved from WRAG to Support Group
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From IB to ESA Support Group without medical

“Thanks again for the very useful guides.”

Successful migration from IB to ESA Support Group, no medical assessment
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0 to 28 points at ESA appeal
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DLA success, high rate mobility and low rate care awarded

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Successful claims for DLA and ESA, high rates of both mobility and care awarded for DLA and placed in ESA Support Group
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ESA Support Group without medical assessment, and DLA high rate mobility and middle rate care awarded indefinitely


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IB to ESA Work-related Activity Group without medical
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Successful ESA appeal, moved from WRAG to Support Group
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Kept in ESA Support Group after review, no medical
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Transferred to ESA Support Group without medical
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Successful ESA appeal, 0 to 15 points

“Thanks to this site & it's members. Both have been very helpful”

Placed in ESA WRAG after medical assessment

“The guides on this site have been invaluable in helping with my claim”

Moved from IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
“I'm sure if this site didn't exist there would be a lot of us worse off. I thank you most sincerely.“

ESA tribunal success
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Atos nurse stopped medical after 5 minutes and stated DWP would be advised to place claimant in ESA Support Group
“Could not of filled the ESA50 form in right if I hadn't of come across this site.”

Placed in ESA WRAG two weeks after medical
“Many thanks to B+W, the guides and advice were invaluable”

ESA successfully renewed after medical, placed in Support Group

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Successful migration from IB to ESA Support Group without medical
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Severe ME - moved from WRAG to Support Group after reconsideration
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Successful migration from IS to ESA Support Group without medical
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After 10 years on DLA lower rate mobility finally awarded higher rate
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From ESA WRAG to Support Group on reconsideration on exceptional circumstance grounds
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Placed in ESA Support Group, no medical assessment
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From IB to ESA WRAG, then Support Group on reconsideration without medical
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Placed in ESA Support Group without medical assessment
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From IB to ESA WRAG, then Support Group before appeal heard
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Double appeal success: ESA 0 to 18 points; DLA middle rate care and low rate mobility
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ESA Support Group without medical
“Another big ****THANK YOU**** has to go out to the folks at B&W, the guides, and the kind people who volunteer their time to help us out on this website.”

Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group
“I would like to thank the B & W team for all the excellent information they have provided”

IB to ESA WRAG without medical
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DLA successfully renewed and award made for 3 years

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Moved from WRAG to Support Group on appeal

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