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TOPIC: exemptions from assessment

exemptions from assessment 7 years 5 months ago #21726

Dear B and w,

Some weeks ago i received an IB50 from Atos as my review date had arrived.
Due to the nature of my illness i was panic stricken at being compelled to attend a medical and if a home visit was refused i had reconciled to being unable to go and losing benefit pending appeal.
I was therefore amazed when i did not hear from Atos again and instead received a letter from DWP stating that i did not have to undergo the assessment as the severity of the illness meant i was treated as meeting the threshold of incapacity.
This is exactly what happenened on the last occasion i was reviewed three years ago though having read of other peoples horrendous experiences on this forum i was expecting the worst this time.I can only put it down to support from a thoroughly decent Gp.
My question is this.Does this mean that i am currently considered to be an exempted case which i previously considered i was and therefore do not have to worry about work focused interviews etc(never been sent in the past).
Also no next review date has been given.Is this to do with migration to ESA and does an Incap exemption have any positive bearing on this.
Thanks to everyone at Benefits and work for advice over the last few weeks.Also to Carole for a very supportive message when i was at my lowest.

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Re:exemptions from assessment 7 years 5 months ago #21757

Hi cocburnspath
so pleased that you have a postive outcome from your review, just relax and dont worry about the next step migagtion to ESA thats for the future dont let worry for the furture rob you of the peace of the present, get your stength back and keep up with news and gindance from this site so as far as possible you will know your rights and that will be a souce of help for you, i am so pleased that i was able to provide some support snytime I am here, you are not alone, bless you and relax you have overcome one hurdle that will give you stregtyh and courage for any others that come your way :)

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Re:exemptions from assessment 7 years 5 months ago #21850

On completing my last IB50
I too recived a letter saying that I had met the threshold for Incapacity Benefit - Does this mean I shall not receive another IB50?

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