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TOPIC: ESA50 -

ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #174959

It's been 4 weeks now that the Health Advisory Service have had my completed ESA50 & I've not heard from them. Waiting is torture & the stress is making my health worse.

On the ESA50 I asked them to contact me by letter & did not give a telephone number. Would they still write & ask me to phone, within 48 hours, to make an appointment for a medical? That would involve someone ringing for me & then afterwards I would need to see if my carer would be available to take me. My carer has other jobs, so does not strictly know in advance when they are free.

Grabbing at straws: I had my PIP result May 2016 & given enhanced rate mobility, would this alone be enough to qualify for the Support Group? I also have an old injury of fractured shoulder where the bone didn't heal, so I am unable to use that arm or self-propel a wheelchair. Would these two together be enough to qualify Support Group? Would they still want a f2f?

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ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #175012

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KAte

All ESA appointments have to be notified in writing, seven days in advance of the date although this includes postage.

I'm afraid PIP and ESA have different criteria, even where there is overlap they can still be quite different, so your recent PIP award does not imply that you will receive an ESA award. However, if you can show that you cannot walk or propel a manual wheelchair over 50m then if accepted this would place you in the SG.

Any decision on a F2F will be dependant on their being sufficient information for Maximus to make a recommendation.

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ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #175036

Oh Thank You Gordon !

I did send a copy of the Consultant's letter about my unhealed fracture & lack of use. Do you think I should send them, right now, a copy of the PIP decision which says that I was awarded mobility on the grounds that: I cannot move more than 20metres either aided or unaided?

So with both of these pieces of information there would be no need for a f2f?

Why oh Why didn't I think about doing this when I sent the ESA50 off ! ? So panicked about it all, that's why.
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ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #175037

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kate wrote:
Oh Thank You Gordon !

I did send a copy of the Consultant's letter about my unhealed fracture & lack of use. Do you think I should send them, right now, a copy of the PIP decision which says that I was awarded mobility on the grounds that: I cannot move more than 20metres either aided or unaided?

So with both of these pieces of information there would be no need for a f2f?

Why oh Why didn't I think about doing this when I sent the ESA50 off ! ? So panicked about it all, that's why.

Yes I would send a copy of the PIP report to the DWP and the Assessment Provider.

Although you only need to meet one Descriptor to be placed in the SG, the assessor is required to review all of the activities in order for them to make their report, so you may still not avoid and assessment.

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ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #175039

My carer is here now & can hopefully get it off to the POffice. Which DWP office would I send a copy to? Very many thanks.
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ESA50 - 1 week 1 day ago #175058

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My carer is here now & can hopefully get it off to the POffice. Which DWP office would I send a copy to? Very many thanks.

The one in the letters about your claim.

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