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TOPIC: ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17)

ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17) 1 month 2 weeks ago #196641

Hi I have just received the above ESA form. I am currently in the Support Group and my last award was in 2013, so there has been a delay in asking me to renew. I also had to apply for PIP from DLA in December 2016 . I was awarded enhanced care and mobility after a medical at home.
I have downloaded your excellent guides, but I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and wondered if there is anything in particular that has changed since my last ESA renewal that I should look out for? Also, how many points are needed to remain in the Support Group.
Many thanks.

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ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17) 1 month 2 weeks ago #196657

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Jasmine

There were changes to the ESA Descriptors in early 2013 so it depends on when your last ESA50 was issued as to whether you were assessed using these or not, there have also been a number of updates to the DWP guidance.

The Support Group is not points based you need to meet specific Descriptors to remain in the group, see the ESA Claim guides for more details.

Gordon

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ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17) 1 month 2 weeks ago #196659

Thanks Gordon, I have just checked and my last ESA50 form has the date 01/13 on it. I applied in June 2013 and had my award granted on 1 July 2013.

So, would this make a lot of difference to the new form I have.

Thanks

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ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17) 1 month 2 weeks ago #196666

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" post=196659]Thanks Gordon, I have just checked and my last ESA50 form has the date 01/13 on it. I applied in June 2013 and had my award granted on 1 July 2013.

So, would this make a lot of difference to the new form I have.

Thanks[/quote]

It is likely that the form will be the same - but guidance could still have changed, so you should read the guide carefully.

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ESA Renewal Form (ESA50 04/17) 1 month 2 weeks ago #196680

Thank you Mrs Hurtyback, of course I will read the guide carefully - in fact that is what I have been doing all night, but am going cross eyed :(

I am not being lazy, I just wondered if there was a difference between my last ESA and this one, ie.. support group or not?

Thanks x

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