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TOPIC: Work capability assessment

Work capability assessment 11 months 6 days ago #197276

Thanks for your advice re carers allowance the other day
Today my wife received a work capability form to fill in
She has been on ESA 12 years with a mental health issue and in the support group so hasn't had to send any fit notes
Have you heard that that this is happening to others?
I just thought she would be on ESA till she either improves or retires
Don't know if this has any bearing on it but she has been turned down with 0 points for PIP and we're waiting (and waiting) for a tribunal date

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Work capability assessment 11 months 5 days ago #197287

Hi Glen,

I am amazed that your wife has been on ESA for so long without reassessment! Under normal circumstances (that is, when reassessments have not been deferred because of backlogs) the longest period before reassessment would be 3 years for those in the Support Group.

Legislation has certainly changed since your wife was first awarded ESA so you should pay careful attention to the guides.


May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your wife's ESA without having to start a new topic each time. We ask members to keep everything relating to the same claim in one topic as it helps us enormously - and I hope you will find it useful too

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