1.3. Other background information
ESA eligibility is usually reviewed within two years of the original decision, and PIP eligibility within either three or five years. The tribunal will normally recommend one of these common timeframes, but there is no legal weight to that recommendation, and the DWP have the right to reassess eligibility at any time. NB, given delays in appeals being listed before a tribunal, claimants are commonly reassessed for ESA around one year from the tribunal decision.
Interaction with other benefits/schemes
Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
Carer’s Allowance and the Carer Element of Universal Credit
Housing Benefit (HB) and Non-Dependant Deductions
It is assumed, in HB calculations, that all adults (with some exceptions) living with a HB claimant should contribute towards the cost of the property’s rent, even if not contractually obliged, and money is deducted from the HB amount paid accordingly. If the HB claimant is in receipt of the PIP Daily Living component, no deductions are made.
Exemption from the Benefit Cap (BC)
Exemption from the Bedroom Tax
Last updated on February 22nd, 2019 at 04:01 pm