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TOPIC: ESA claim

ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190597

Cruella

The pre-board check is done by Maximus, it is to decide whether an ESA50 needs to be issued or not, the most likely recommendation if they decide that a form is not required is for the Support Group, but a WRAG one could still be done. A claimant who does not require an ESA50 will have severe limitations either physically or mentally.

I would wait for the appointment letter, the interview will be carried out at your local JC+ office this will almost certainly be a different address from the office dealing with your claim. It may be possible to have the interview over the phone, but you would need to arrange this with the JC+ advisor when they contact you.

Gordon

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ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190675

Thank you. So if you are a new claimant, am I right in saying that at the pre board check stage all Maximus would have to go on would be your fit note? Would they try to make a decision whether to not send out an ESA50 simply by looking at your fit note?

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ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190677

Cruella wrote: Thank you. So if you are a new claimant, am I right in saying that at the pre board check stage all Maximus would have to go on would be your fit note? Would they try to make a decision whether to not send out an ESA50 simply by looking at your fit note?


I think you should assume that you are going to receive an ESA50.

Gordon

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ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190830

Well Gordon, a question to get your teeth into here, if you don't mind lol.
When I get my £37000 back from the buy-to-let, I badly want to use it to go towards a shared ownership home. However firstly the DWP may say I cannot use the money for buying a home, and secondly even if I am allowed to do so, I have to be on ESA in the support group to proceed with buying a shared ownership home. If the DWP allow me to put the £37000 into a shared ownership this will mean that whilst I am looking for a home I will be able to stay on ESA . They allow up to 6 months for you to find a home, I mean up to 6 months the £37000 will be disregarded as capital whilst it sits untouched waiting to use, allowing ESA to continue. But my problem is that I would not be able to proceed with the special shared ownership scheme until I was allocated the support group. By the time the ESA50 and medical will have been completed the 6 months could be up and I will have missed the chance of putting the £37000 into a shared ownership, and so I will have to stay in rental accommodation and live off the £37000 instead. Anyway this is why I am interested in getting into the early support group for ESA. I kept thinking that I may not be severe enough for this, but today I have received a copy of a referral letter from my psychiatrist to a specialist OCD professor which refers to me as being completely disabled and the worst case of OCD he has ever seen. I found this quite upsetting but then on a positive note suddenly thought maybe this letter could be used as evidence for early entry support group??? Do you think it could, and if it possibly could, where would I send it? And would I suggest it being used for early entry support group? And would I explain why early entry support group important (as in shared ownership opportunity)? Your thoughts appreciated

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ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190837

Cruella

I'm sorry but I don't understand why you have to be in the SG to use the Shared Ownership scheme?

Gordon
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ESA claim 4 months 2 weeks ago #190848

It is the conditions of the special scheme, you have to be on ESA in support group and also on PIP

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