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TOPIC: ESA

ESA 7 years 3 weeks ago #12928

  • Ian Quarless
I have recently been taken off ESA on grounds of insufficient points.

I am amazed at their decision can I request the details of how they arrived at their decision and can I do this before I lodge an appeal
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Re:ESA 7 years 3 weeks ago #12944

Ian
Quarless wrote:
I have recently been taken off ESA on grounds of insufficient points.

I am amazed at their decision can I request the details of how they arrived at their decision and can I do this before I lodge an appeal

You have one month following the date on the decision letter informing you that you are no longer entitled to ESA, so it is advisable to await for the DWP appeal submission, which will be sent to you some time after completing the GL24 appeal form.

When you complete the GL24 appeal form there is no need to go into any detail at this time, because as you have said, you don't know why your ESA entitlement was terminated. All you need to say is something along the lines of "Following my ESA work capability assessment I have been found not to be incapable of work. I disagree with the decision because..........". (Give a brief explanation).

Send the form preferably by recorded delivery, or better still, deliver it by hand to your local Jobcentreplus office if it is possible. Ask for a receipt in exchange for the appeal form.
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:ESA 7 years 3 weeks ago #12959

Hi,

Just to add to what CD has said - by far the most important thing is to get your appeal in, especially if you wish to carry on claiming ESA at the assessment rate, but you can also ask for a copy of the medical report. As this is a straightforward data protection request do this in a separate letter so the two issues cannot be confused in any way.

Good luck,

Steve
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Re:ESA 7 years 3 weeks ago #12961

  • Ian Quarless
Thank you for your continued assistance
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