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TOPIC: Mental Health from DLA to ESA

Mental Health from DLA to ESA 3 days 6 minutes ago #171205

My son has DLA as he has schizophrenia. Last April he received an ESA50 form to fill. Is this usual for a long term indefinite period DLA claimer? Indefinite was awarded March 2015 - have come to realise that indifinite may not mean long term but just unspecified period. Is there anywhere, advice on how to approach the Medical Interview coming up shortly on 8th November - somewhat terrifying prospect. Thanks for any replies
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Mental Health from DLA to ESA 3 days 1 minute ago #171208

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

Welcome to Benefits and Work

I'm afraid that, unlike IB, ESA has not automatic qualification for people in receipt of DLA. All ESA claimants will be subject to periodic reviews even when already in receipt of the benefit.

Our ESA guide explains what to expect at the face2face appointment

ESA claims and appeals

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 ESA claim without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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