Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and UC Updates

Our fortnightly bulletin, with over 80,000 subscribers, is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Find out what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Comparing PIP and ESA awards - any drawbacks?

Comparing PIP and ESA awards - any drawbacks? 4 days 10 hours ago #237344

Yesterday, someone mentioned the possibility of e.g. comparing and contrasting an ESA award with a PIP non-award for a PIP tribunal.

Given that we got our ESA award with no f2f and no questions asked, I was thinking it might be possible to compare the answers we gave for that with our PIP answers in our PIP appeal tribunal in order to point out any inconsistencies which might help our cause. But now I'm wondering - could this backfire on us? Could it cause the DWP to take another look at the ESA answers and award and change their minds? (Or am I just, understandably, paranoid?)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Carer for a long-term ME/CFS sufferer

Comparing PIP and ESA awards - any drawbacks? 4 days 8 hours ago #237349

Hi alisp

I frequently send ESA award letters as further support in PIP tribunals, as stated in other posts they are different.
You are correct when you say 'possible to compare the answers we gave for that with our PIP answers in our PIP appeal tribunal in order to point out any inconsistencies'
I have never known DWP to change their minds once an award has been made unless fraud is involved,
I would not say you were paranoid as there are lots of horror stories out there that make you stop and think.
Good luck

Gary
The following user(s) said Thank You: alisp

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: GordonGaryBIS