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TOPIC: ESA/PIP Assessments

ESA/PIP Assessments 3 months 3 days ago #167108

ps just to make clear i haven't actually had to go through a WCA yet because the last two times i was summoned i became so ill my doctor and mp intervened on my behalf so i was put in the Support Group without having a face to face assessment.The three face to face assessments i have had were under old IB regime.
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ESA/PIP Assessments 3 months 2 days ago #167140

Hi Ben,

DWP/assessor's are supposed to take into account all information provided - although it is up to them to decide how much 'weight' to give each thing.

Certainly send in letters from people who know you well. It will be most helpful if these refer to the descriptors in some way.

Our attitude is that, at best, this might help. The worst that can happen is that DWP ignore your information
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ESA/PIP Assessments 2 months 1 week ago #169155

I was wondering if anyone knew whether the DLA to PIP assessments are running on time in the London area ?.And what the time frame is for the migration to be completed ?

I know people are selectedl randomly but i don't know how many people are involved and how long the migration will take.

Like many others i suspect my heart jumps a beat every time the post arrives so i was hopng someone could give me an idea of how long i could be waiting before i get the dreaded brown envelope..

Thanks..
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ESA/PIP Assessments 2 months 6 days ago #169211

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Ben wrote:
I was wondering if anyone knew whether the DLA to PIP assessments are running on time in the London area ?.And what the time frame is for the migration to be completed ?

I know people are selectedl randomly but i don't know how many people are involved and how long the migration will take.

Like many others i suspect my heart jumps a beat every time the post arrives so i was hopng someone could give me an idea of how long i could be waiting before i get the dreaded brown envelope..

Thanks..

I'm afraid there have been no reports produced on the process yet, that I am aware of.

The process was supposed to be completed next year, but I do remember there being some comment in the House of Commons that it may take longer, this wouldn't be a great surprise as the DWP are still transferring IB claimants to ESA and that process was supposed to have finished in 2014.

Gordon
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ESA/PIP Assessments 1 month 2 weeks ago #170674

I'm sorry to keep banging on about this but i'm getting really stressed out about getting up to date medical evidence for when i'm summoned for my reassessment for ESA and for PIP when i'm migrated from DLA.

I paid £50 to get my medical records and i've got medical evidence about my condition and how it affects me up to 2012 but nothing since.For whilst i'm still on a lot of medication i just haven't connected with my new gp who took over from my extremely supportive one who retired.

She's now the senior partner in the practice and she firmly believes the DWP will contact her for any info and when i've tried to tell her that doesn't often happen she refuses to accept it.She also told me that for every genuine clamant there are 10 who should be working which tells me that she's somewhat out of touch.And when i tried to stress how much i need her help and support she told me that she wasn't responsible for benefits.However when i became really distressed she said she'd write a letter for the DWP but only if they didn't contact her first.And she came across as being pretty resentful about doing it.

I'm feeling really vulnerable because i'm someone who has long term and extremely disabling health problems and who's pretty isoalted.And if i lose my benefits i know my life won't be worth living .I've told my gp that if i lose my esa and don't qualify for pip i will try and kill myself.But she still doesn't get how desperate i am.And i'm not sure what more i can do.
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ESA/PIP Assessments 1 month 2 weeks ago #170702

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Ben

You situation is not unusual, many claimants have been parked by the NHS and have not received any recent treatment.

Do you have clearly diagnosed conditions? If you do then this is a good starting point.

It's important to understand that it will be the limitations that result from your conditions that will be looked at rather than the condition themselves, as a result medical evidence may not provide the assistance you are looking for. For example, would it realistic for a GP to be able to say whether a claimant could prepare and cook a meal or would they know that they had problems with change?

You can only work with what you have. I would suggest that you have a look at the Claim guides for ESA and PIP to understand the criteria against which you will be assessed, you can then start preparing how you would answer these. One of the biggest problems claimants have is the four week period they have to complete the claim forms for these benefits, which restricts their ability to complete them in detail.

Gordon
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