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TOPIC: esa50 form

esa50 form 2 weeks 1 day ago #174500

Gordon wrote:
tintack wrote:
Thanks Gordon. Would the other things I mentioned be useable as well?

They should be fine, they want photo ID to ensure that it is you and a current "official" letter to show your address.

Gordon

OK, thanks Gordon.
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esa50 form 1 week 1 day ago #175186

I see there is an article about a stop PIP campaign in the news section which says that "claimants who have their claim assessed on a Monday have the best chance of success because later in the week staff are trying to ensure they meet targets." The comments under the article suggest that the people in the campaign videos seem to be talking about ESA rather than PIP.

I remember reading quite a while ago that there was evidence that having an ESA assessment earlier in the week increased the chances of a positive outcome because assessors would be trying to meet targets towards the end of the week. However, I believe that may have related to the original WCA contract between the DWP and Atos, which stipulated that no more than about 12% or 13% of claimants could be placed in the support group, and the proportion of claimants currently getting into the support group is (I believe) a fair bit higher than that.

Is there solid evidence that an ESA assessment earlier in the week is still an advantage? If so I wonder if it might be worth trying to change my appointment, but as this can only be done once I'm not inclined to try it unless the evidence is really strong.
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esa50 form 1 week 1 day ago #175210

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tintack

I' sorry but I/we have no information on this you would need to contact the organisation who produced the videos.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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esa50 form 1 week 1 day ago #175214

Good luck. I was placed in the support following completion of the esa50 followed y f2f medical assessment in January 2015. This was reviewed in September same way esa50 completed followed by f2f assessment it took them 2 moths to give me the outcome which was they placed me in RWAG instead as the assessor fount I was fit for wrag the DM didn't change her decision neither did the Mandatory reconsideration. All the best though I'm just sharing my experience here.
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esa50 form 1 week 1 day ago #175216

mine was on a Monday too very busy some claiments were sent back home as the interpreters hadn't turned up
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esa50 form 1 week 1 day ago #175237

Thanks for the replies.

I've tried searching for information online, but if the info is out there I'm not finding it. It's probably better to leave it, in case the only alternative they could offer me turned out to be last thing on a Friday afternoon!
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