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Willow
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Does anybody know if a cl. can get ESA paid whilst in residential care home. I know that the cl. cannot get daily living component of PIP paid (although I did see that mobility may be possible) but can find nothing on this area any help gratefully appreciated

     
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ESA is paid while a person is in a care home, premiums will be affected if PIP/DLA stops. PIP daily living may still be paid in circs where the cl pays their own fees.

     
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Don’t forget also that if the local authority are funding the placement, the ESA will be taken into account for the financial assessment.

     
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thanks for the info just found out client not get PIP anyway for reasons of accommodation & NHS Funding thanks once again