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TOPIC: esa reconsideration appeal

esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161044

hi Gordon i do have depression and although i told the assessor all about this and wrote in the ESA50 all about it she put N/A in her assessment
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esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161053

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helen1234 wrote:
hi Gordon i do have depression and although i told the assessor all about this and wrote in the ESA50 all about it she put N/A in her assessment

Then you should certainly raise this as an issue especially if you can directly tie some of your inabilities to complete the ESA activities to this, just be aware that ESA is split into Physical activities and Mental Health ones, you can score points in the physical section (question 1-10 on the ESA50) where the underlying cause is a mental health one, and vice versa for the mental health activities (11-17).

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esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161119

hi Gordon ,just been reading through the forum and an answer from bro58 to another person has me baffled ,he states that wra of wrag in esa is only being changed for new applicants after 2017 ,the new booklet i received earlier in the year clearly states that anyone who is on wrag after 365 days at the end of oct 16 will automatically be finished with ESA and will have to transfer to js as i have been on a combo of ib/esa for 18 years ,come the 31st oct 2016 my esa is finished
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esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161143

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helen1234 wrote:
hi Gordon ,just been reading through the forum and an answer from bro58 to another person has me baffled ,he states that wra of wrag in esa is only being changed for new applicants after 2017 ,the new booklet i received earlier in the year clearly states that anyone who is on wrag after 365 days at the end of oct 16 will automatically be finished with ESA and will have to transfer to js as i have been on a combo of ib/esa for 18 years ,come the 31st oct 2016 my esa is finished

Do you have a link to the pamphlet?

It sounds from your post that you are confusing two separate things to together, however, if you are quoting from the pamphlet then it appears to be wrong.

- Claimants in the WRAG can only receive Contribution Based ESA payments for 365 days in total.

At the end of the 365 days, they can transfer to JSA, Continue as they only receiving NI Credits, or if they are eligible receive Income Related ESA instead.

- From April 2017 new claimants placed in the WRAG will only receive the Personal Allowance, they will not receive the additional WRAG component. This is what I believe Bro was referring to.

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esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161145

so i am contributory based ESA ,because i worked for years before i became unwell,when oct16 comes i will go unto JS unpaid ,and because my husband works full time i will not be eligiable for income support is this correct
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esa reconsideration appeal 5 months 2 weeks ago #161164

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helen1234 wrote:
so i am contributory based ESA ,because i worked for years before i became unwell,when oct16 comes i will go unto JS unpaid ,and because my husband works full time i will not be eligiable for income support is this correct

No!

The default action is that you technically remain entitled to ESA but will only receive NI Credits which count towards a full State Pension. If you can't get ESA(IR) then you won't get JSA so there is no advantage in your making a claim for it (you will not be automatically transferred) as you won't get anything different from ESA and if you stay on ESA and at some time qualify for the Support Group then your ESA(CB) will be re-instated.

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