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TOPIC: ESA50 02 17 queries

ESA50 02 17 queries 3 months 4 weeks ago #194245

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Ngup

I'm really please for you, well done on the award.

You can request the assessment report it will be an ESA85A by contacting the DWP office that has been dealing with your claim, there may also be an LT54, you can request this as well.

Gordon

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ESA50 02 17 queries 3 months 3 weeks ago #194599

Gordon

Sorry just a bit confused. Is there a Subject Access Request template letter amongst the members only guides for posting to the DWP. I seem to remember previously using one from the guides section on the site. Or has the DWP stopped or now apply charges/fees for receiving formal SAR requests.

It's just that I want to request the assessment report ESA85A and the LT54 in a formal manner making sure it's recognised as an SAR and not end up in the miscellaneous post pile.

Apologies for this confusion.

ngup

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ESA50 02 17 queries 3 months 3 weeks ago #194605

Requesting a Subject Access Request (SAR) :

SAR Form Download

From this page :

DWP Data Protection Policy

Or you can make the request in the form of a letter, as long as you make it clear that you are making a formal SAR under The Data Protection Act 1998.

Address the envelope : FAO The Data Controller, at the Benefits Office dealing with your PIP.

Write DPA 1998 SAR in front, top, left corner of envelope.

Once received, they have 40 calendar days to comply.

Sending Documents to the DWP.

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ESA50 02 17 queries 3 months 5 days ago #195765

Gordon/Mrs Hurtyback
Thanks for the data controller info etc.

Today I received the DPA request.

As my ESA medical ended up being paper based, I asked for respective paper work such as the ESA 85a and an LT54 and any other associated documents. Prognosis etc.

It seems a physiotherapist wrote the 85a document, referring to my esa form submitted, my letters updating serious deteriation in mh and mh crisis team letter, GP letter, info about immediate referral to other mh professionals etc. My GP seemingly received and completed an ESA 113 form as well. It also seems they the physiotherapist referred to my first ESA medical report from June 2011 as well as from March 2013 which was my 2nd one prior to getting esa form in March 2017 to fill out.

Current esa 85a just notes for prognosis: Client meets criteria for LCWRA and has Severe functional disability, and I advise that work is unlikely in the longer term, Available evidence suggests improvement is unlikely in the longer term.

No mention anywhere of length of award eg. 18month, 1 or 2yrs etc. Also says in receipt letter, abbreviation sheet enclosed for my reference to translate any abbreviations. Nothing like that is enclosed.

As I don't/can't engage in phone calls with the DWP, does this mean I have to resubmit yet another DPA request just to find out the length of award and again ask for the LT54 detailing descriptors etc.

Don't know if this is relevant but my area goes live in September with rollout of Universal Credit for people on benefits etc..

Sorry for the ramble.

ngup67

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ESA50 02 17 queries 3 months 5 days ago #195775

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ESA has no award length but if the ESA85A says "improvement is unlikely in the longer term" then you should expect to be reassessed in about three years time.

An Lt54 is not always produced, if you asked for any associated paperwork then I would expect you to have been sent one if it existed,

Gordon

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