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TOPIC: Will ESA be any easier due to past history?

Will ESA be any easier due to past history? 6 years 8 months ago #69426

  • linsky
I had been in receipt of IB and DLA until just over one year ago when I started to feel 'less ill' so I contacted the DLA and told IB that I wanted to sign off and undertake some self employed work, which my G.P. agreed that that I should work for no more than 18 hours per week.
Shortly after this (and having given up both DLA and IB) I felt that I had acted a little prematurely as my symptoms slowly returned but continued in my self employment as my wife was the one whom was carrying out 90% of the work.
I have now got a note from my G.P. signing me off sick for eight weeks. I am aware that I will now have to claim ESA, but wondered if it would be any easier or difficult to get into the support group. I have not yet sent in my sick note as I thought that it would be best to ask on the forum for advice as to the best way to proceed.

Re:Will ESA be any easier due to past history? 6 years 8 months ago #69427


You need to send in your Fit note in order for your ESA claim to proceed, if you do not do so within a reasonable timescale, the DWP may lapse your claim.

Entry into the Support Group is based on you meeting one or more of the relevant criteria, these are listed in the Understanding ESA guide in the Members Only area, which also explains the ESA claim process in more detail.

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