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TOPIC: ESA at assessment rate

ESA at assessment rate 1 month 3 days ago #203346

I have been claiming JSA while waiting for MR notice and after being found fit for work.

MR notice arrived and no change to the decision, so I need to appeal,

I am not sure that I understand correctly: should I write in the SSCS1 form, under "resons for appeal" and after giving reasons, the sentence "Whilst my appeal is being considered I wish to remain in the assessment phase of my ESA"?

Should I send a fit note together with form SSCS1? Should this fit note be backdated to the date my ESA ended?

Will I be notified that my ESA at assessment rate will be payed?

Thanks for your help.

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ESA at assessment rate 1 month 3 days ago #203370

Mama

There's no point writing you want to be paint the ESA Assessment rate on the SSCS1 as it now goes to the Tribunal Service, it used to go to the DWP first.

Once your appeal is accepted and you have received notice of this then contact the DWP office that dealt with your ESA claim and ask to be moved from JSA to ESA at the Assessment rate, they will need to have received notification of the appeal first, so you might want to wait a couple of days. before phoning them.

You will need a Fit Note, ideally from the day after you ESA ended but as you were receiving JSA this is not critical. The Note needs to be sent to the same DWP not the Tribunal Service.

You should receive confirmation that your ESA will be reinstated.

Gordon
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ESA at assessment rate 1 month 1 day ago #203487

Thank you Gordon, that is very clear.

Is there any chance that my appeal will not be accepted?

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ESA at assessment rate 1 month 1 day ago #203495

mama5405 wrote: Thank you Gordon, that is very clear.

Is there any chance that my appeal will not be accepted?


If you haven't completed the form properly then it might but they will write to you asking you to correct any error, otherwise I can't remember the last time that I saw an appeal rejected.

Gordon
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ESA at assessment rate 1 month 8 hours ago #203539

Hi Gordon

just to let you know that your info/advice has been very precious to me.

I hope your enjoy the holidays and I wish you a very Happy New Year.
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