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TOPIC: IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal

IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal 2 months 4 days ago #169687

Yet another decision by the DWP overturned at Appeal.
Migrated from IB to ESA this year and scored a flat 0 points at WCA which was backed up by the delaying tactic otherwise known as Mandatory Reconsideration.

Attended Appeal where a very nice Dr on the panel asked me some thorough questions about how my disabilities affect my ability to do things. The Appeal Judge was also very sympathetic and asked me what problems I would encounter if I were to actually go out seeking jobs.
Very reasonable questions were asked and replies listened to.
I scored 15 points and the DWP decision ( to not award ESA in the Support Group) was set aside with a recommendation not to review my case for at least 2 years from today's date.

The information and advice on this site is incredible. I seriously floundered a couple of times but came back here and built up confidence and knowledge. Thank you everyone.
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IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal 2 months 4 days ago #169689

Hello Pete

So pleased to hear you have managed to have a fair hearing and a good result, finally.

It's also good to hear that there are fair and unbiased judges and doctors out there who actually listen to what you say.

Enjoy a stress-free couple of years; hopefully by the time you are near your reassessment, the whole system will be fairer and much less stressful, for you and everyone else. :)
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IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal 2 months 4 days ago #169690

Now complain to the the relevant Professional body. GMC if A Doctor, NMC if a nurse or HCPC if any other HCP type about your HCP(s) who carried out the WCa and any H#Cp's who may have "Audited" it. .

The more suspensions and "Not fit to Practice " notices that are made the sooner that HCP's will all carry out fair and accurate assessments.

bill
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IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal 2 months 3 days ago #169722

That's great news Pete! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about B+W :)
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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IB to ESA Decision overturned at Appeal 1 month 4 weeks ago #170230

Thanks all and very interesting Bill, im going to look into that

Pete
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