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TOPIC: Appointee process?

Appointee process? 2 months 4 days ago #169672

Am currently filling in ESA 50 for my son who has mental health problems. (Paranoid schizophrenia). Previously I have composed the answers, shown them to him, and after some redrafting he has signed the form. I complete the section to say I've helped him. Suddenly this time he says he can't bear to read it. Can I be made his appointee? How? And can we do it by the deadline which is end of next week?
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Appointee process? 2 months 3 days ago #169728

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

In order to be someone's appointee you will need to contact DWP. They will send someone out to interview the claimant and the potential appointee - therefore you will not get the process completed before the form is due in.

I suggest that you sign the form on your son's behalf and explain why you have done so. Hopefully this will be accepted for now.

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your son's PIP without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept to one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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Appointee process? 2 months 22 hours ago #169945

Thanks for the reply...I found some guidance on the dwp website and realised the appointee process was too complicated to pull off in time. And he couldn't cope with being interviewed so we will just have to muddle along as we are!
I didn't quite understand the rest of your message...was the welcome link supposed to lead me to info on appointees? I did have a good poke around looking for guidance before I resorted to the forum, but couldn't find anything.
And I'm afraid I'm not very IT savvy...what did the bookmark advice mean?

I'm sort of hoping and praying that I don't have to come back with more pleas for help on appeals etc...maybe for once we'll get a favourable decision first time! I'm fairly desperate for him to be put in the support group again because he couldn't handle WRA interviews at the Jobcentre. And if he was put in the WRAG I believe his ESA would stop altogether after 12 months regardless of how ill he is. Been seriously ill for nearly 15 years but he'd have just 12 months to get better. Daft or what?
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Appointee process? 2 months 7 hours ago #169962

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The link explains how the forum operates and explains how to access the guides, such as the ESA Claim guides that could help you complete the ESA50.

Gordon
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Appointee process? 2 months 7 hours ago #169976

Contributory ESA is paid for only 365 days for claimants not in the Support Group. Claimants in receipt of Income Related ESA will continue to be paid for as long as they meet the financial and medical criteria.
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ESA 50 reassessment 1 month 3 weeks ago #170266

Yes, that's what I understood to be the rules. I just can't see the sense in them!
Good news is that I got the form in the post by the deadline with lots of additional pages ..those boxes on the form are ridiculously small...plus as much supporting evidence as I could muster. It has taken me 3 weeks solid work...my copy of the B&W guide is getting frayed from overuse..and I'm worn out. Fingers crossed now until we hear if it is to be a paper decision or if we have to go for a medical.
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