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TOPIC: ESA AND DLA TO PIP

ESA AND DLA TO PIP 1 month 6 days ago #172719

Two weeks today I went for my medical to transfer me from DLA to PIP, I am really worried because I have a Motability car and would not be able to live where I do without it as there is no public transport but even if there was I could not use it because of my problems.
Now two weeks virtually to the minute of my PIP medical I have had to attend a medical for ESA last time I was removed from the support group but on appeal placed back into support group with a recommendation I not be called again for at least 18 months which are now up.
I arrived at centre to be told they are running late which is what happened last time so I said if it is going to be 30 minutes or more could I wait in my car as it had a special seat as I have leg and back problems they agreed and said they would call me on my mobile when they were ready for me.
After about 10 minutes they called to say they were ready for me but when I entered they said take a seat and they kept me waiting about 5 minutes.
When I was called it was by a Doctor who seemed very nice but there were lots of question he did not ask which the last ESA nurse who assessed me asked and after about 25 minutes he said I think I have all I need would you please excuse me for a moment and left the room with my file, in no time he returned and said would you like to go home now I will see you out and open the doors for you.
Now very confused did not ask me if I could dress myself, bend, how or where I shopped or many of the other questions we are told to be prepared for.
Should I be feeling confident or worried
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ESA AND DLA TO PIP 1 month 6 days ago #172734

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JAN

You will have to forgive us but we have long stopped trying to predict the result of an assessment by how the assessment went. If you were seen by a doctor then this is a positive thing as they are only used for claimants with what the DWP class as serious conditions, but awards are not made on the condition but the limitations that result.

ESA Decision are taking about 2-3 weeks, PIP ones have been taking 7-8 weeks but waiting times do seem to be reducing.

Gordon
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ESA AND DLA TO PIP 1 month 6 days ago #172748

Thanks Gordon I did not realise Doctors only see claimants with serious conditions that does give me some hope that this time I might get a fair assessment as last time the nurse actually lied about my answers which is why I had to appeal so they had the true picture.
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ESA AND DLA TO PIP 2 weeks 6 hours ago #174848

Today received letter from ESA my assessment was successful and I am staying in the support group but still waiting for letter about my PIP assessment which I know I have failed because my local council have notified me [please see my other posting]
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ESA AND DLA TO PIP 2 weeks 4 hours ago #174867

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JAN wrote:
Today received letter from ESA my assessment was successful and I am staying in the support group but still waiting for letter about my PIP assessment which I know I have failed because my local council have notified me [please see my other posting]

Congratulations on the award.

Gordon
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ESA AND DLA TO PIP 2 weeks 4 hours ago #174880

Thank you Gordon I could not have done it without the guides on this site
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