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TOPIC: ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date

ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197524

Good afternoon,

I downloaded the latests ESA guides from Members Only, but the latest ones are March 2017 and the the form my brother has been sent is April 2017 and it does not match up. Help please?

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ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197535

Lorraine wrote: Good afternoon,

I downloaded the latests ESA guides from Members Only, but the latest ones are March 2017 and the the form my brother has been sent is April 2017 and it does not match up. Help please?


The guides reflect the currently implemented legislation.

What discrepancies are there with the form?

I've done a quick check and the only differences are cosmetic. Remember this is just a piece of paper with words on it, it cannot be treated as providing an accurate definition of the criteria against which your brother is being assessed.

Gordon
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ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197546

Pages 1-6 on the latest ESA50 apparently do not add up with the advice given on the latest March 2017 guides...

Sorry going on what brother is telling me over the phone, he states they are now asking about prison, armed forces etc and as he had dyslexia he is finding it very different to match the form to the guides.

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ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197551

Lorraine wrote: Pages 1-6 on the latest ESA50 apparently do not add up with the advice given on the latest March 2017 guides...

Sorry going on what brother is telling me over the phone, he states they are now asking about prison, armed forces etc and as he had dyslexia he is finding it very different to match the form to the guides.


OK there are thee extra questions

Have you been in hospital for over 28 days in the last 12 months?
Have you served in HM Forces?
Have you been released from prison in the last 6 months?

Each is followed by a Yes/No tick box. If he ticks "No" then he should go on to the next question. If he needs to tick "Yes" then there are some additional questions about the dates and details.

You can see the form on the following link.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/capab...r-work-questionnaire

If you need to advise him on what to include.

I've notified the office of the discrepancy. The remaining questions should be the same.

Gordon
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ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197562

Hi Gordon

do we know why they are asking about HM Forces.

Thanks

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ESA latests guide - help as ones here out of date 4 weeks 1 day ago #197569

Elisa wrote: Hi Gordon

do we know why they are asking about HM Forces.

Thanks


If the claimant was discharged due to medical reasons then the DWP can access their HM Forces records to use for the assessment.

Gordon

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