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TOPIC: on incapacity benefit, what to expect next

on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71755

Hi there, i am currently on incapacity benefit , very reduced due to recieving ill health pension.
i have Multiple Sclerosis and a spinal order and was ill health retired just over 3 years ago- and deemed unable to work in any capacity.

with all these changes ( not sure i know hwat the changes are , but i have eard of changes)

what can i expect to happen next?

be good to know what to prepare for... might i be asked to fill in Work Capability Assessment? ( or is that what i am expempt from due to MS?)

Many thanks in advance

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MS, degenerative spinal condition ,Facet joint disease

Re: on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71756

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Hi nik

I have posted B&W link written by our moderator Gordon for you to have a look at here -

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?func=vie...id=10&id=70444#70487

If you have any further general questions, please do let us know.

Regards

Michael

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Re:on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71764

thanksyou Michael..lokks like i have got a bit of catching up to do!

want to be prepared..
just one question at this point..

A new work capability assessment (WCA) was introduced in March 2011. If you were sent the old ESA50 then you will be subject to the old WCA. The old ESA50 has 28 pages and activity 1 is 'Walking and using steps'. The new ESA50 has 21 pages and activity 1 is 'Moving around and using steps


i have only ever filled in a ib50 (sent 19 jan 09).. so what am i like to recieve a new ESA50 ???
if so where can i find this?

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Re:on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71767

You will receive this ESA50.

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Re:on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71769

nik wrote:

thanksyou Michael..lokks like i have got a bit of catching up to do!

want to be prepared..
just one question at this point..

A new work capability assessment (WCA) was introduced in March 2011. If you were sent the old ESA50 then you will be subject to the old WCA. The old ESA50 has 28 pages and activity 1 is 'Walking and using steps'. The new ESA50 has 21 pages and activity 1 is 'Moving around and using steps


i have only ever filled in a ib50 (sent 19 jan 09).. so what am i like to recieve a new ESA50 ???
if so where can i find this?


Hi N,

See the most current interactive ESA50 03/11, Here. :

Use Of The Interactive PDF Version Of The ESA50 Questionnaire

bro58

Mod Edit: Posted same time as CD.

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Re:on incapacity benefit, what to expect next 5 years 11 months ago #71779

Thanks Guys ..will start filling it in in anticipation :(

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