Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and DLA Updates

Our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members

TOPIC: ESA reassessment quick question

ESA reassessment quick question 6 months 5 days ago #206401

welshlass wrote: Is it likely that they might look again before we submit for a mandatory reconsideration?


It's not impossible, but it would be extremely rare for the DWP to do this.

Gordon
The following user(s) said Thank You: welshlass

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

ESA reassessment quick question 5 months 4 weeks ago #206736

Well, today the copy of the medical report and DM report arrived. I am amazed at the lies it contains. They have completely ignored all of my hubby's medical conditions and disabilities other than the bowl problems awarding only 15 points under this descriptor.
It's fantastic that he is in the SG for 6 months but he has to do it all again in a couple of months.
After long conversations with the DWP they have agreed to ask the medical assessors to look again at the case.
They told me that we cannot ask for a MR as the decision of support group can't be appealed. I am stunned that all the medical evidence can just be ignored. The next time he fills in a form and it is looked at surely they will wonder where the illnesses and disabilities of the last 20 years have come from as they do not exist on these current reports .
Please could you advise whether he can ask for a MR?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

ESA reassessment quick question 5 months 4 weeks ago #206762

welshlass

I'm not convinced that it is not allowed but there is no valid reason or Cause for an MR to be requested, as it is the award that is being challenged not the reasons that it was made.

Gordon

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

ESA reassessment quick question 5 months 4 weeks ago #206764

Thanks Gordon. Will wait for the DWP to come back with the results from them asking the assesor to look again.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

ESA reassessment quick question 5 months 2 weeks ago #207387

Numerous conversations with DWP all over the country for the past week. After being told no MR could be done, we get told it's already happening. Everyone seems very bemused at the report and decision based on everything that was submitted originally to them. In about 10 days we should hear something. It's recognition of the illnesses and disabilities we want. Seeing the ESA and PIP reports together you would think it was referring to two different people.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

ESA reassessment quick question 5 months 1 week ago #207855

Letter about MR arrived with no change. They still don't seem to get what we are asking them to look at. Given up now. Can't fight and deal with a complaint about the assessment, they have over the last year completely worn us down. Will just wait the couple of month's before the form's arrive again and fill them in. Thanks for all the help over the last few years, couldn't have done it without you.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: bro58GordonMrs HurtybackIzzy1010LisaJenny Clarke