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Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals. These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

Royal College of Nursing

Spinal Injuries Association

Chesterfield Law Centre

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

Coventry Mind

Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Fibromyalgia Association UK

Union of Brunel Students

DIAL, Basildon & South Essex

Rethink North Devon

Welfare Rights Service, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Macmillan Benefits Service, Glasgow

South East London ME Support Group

Headway, Ayrshire

Brooksbank Money Advice Section, Dundee

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Blyth Valley Disabled Forum

Cornwall Blind Association

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

CATCH UP Ltd Llanelli

Dorset Residential Homes, Dorchester

Julian Housing Project, Oxford

Cerebra

Intowork

Dunedin Canmore Housing Association

CMT United Kingdom

Perth & Kinross Council Welfare Rights Team

Wallich Clifford Community

Money Advice Unit, Hertfordshire

Norwich and West Norfolk Citizens Advice Bureau

Different Strokes

North Tyneside Disability Forum

Rochdale MBC Advice Service

Warwickshire Network for ME

Salford Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

Disability Resource Centre, Dunstable

Braintree Halstead & Witham Citizens Advice Bureau

Westcountry Housing Association

North Staffordshire Warm Zone

Merstham Community Facility Trust

Better 2 Work Team

Morecambe Bay ME group

Dimensions for Living

Trafford Benefits Advice

West Lancs Disability Helpline

ESA Support Group success
“i just wanted to share this with you my son has been awarded another 3 years in the support group and it took 3 weeks for a result BRILLIANT once again thankyou”

Thank You
“Thank,s to this Wonderfull site I Finally Got the Enchanced Rate Of PIP in both Care And Mobility
Thank You All So Much”


ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi, thanks to your invaluable guides I've been awarded ESA and put in the SG with enhanced premium and disability element with NO medical. I was delighted but also shocked as in previous claims I've had to fight to get what I'm entitled to. Thanks again B& W.”

PIP Mandatory Reconsideration Success
“A great big thank you for your helpful guides, money well spent. I asked for review as my care needs were worse so applied for PIP was awarded the same as my DLA middle rate care and high mobility. I decided to ask for reconsideration and …had phone call few days later saying I have been awarded enhanced for both care and mobility for 5 years…So a great big thanks for all your help and info on forum and in guides”

PIP and ESA Good News
“Hi everyone, I was awarded full PIP recently, and have also been through the I.B migration to ESA process, I got the dreaded brown envelope recently, I have been put into the Support Group without the need for a medical. Phew!! Thanks to this site and support from my family none of this would have been possible with out all the support guides available on this incredible site.
Best of luck to anyone going through the dreaded cold hearted benefit system at the moment, I wish you well and hope you get what you are entitled to.”


SDA to ESA Support group without medical
“Shocked and amazed, but so relieved to have received a call from DWP today, (just three weeks after I sent in my completed form with support letters) informing me I'm being put into the support group of ESA without a medical! The award is for three years.
Just wanted to send a big thank you to everyone at Benefits and Work for all the marvellous guides and support, without which I'm sure I would have struggled to get this result”


ESA Support Group with help from B&W
“Hi everyone…I just wNt to say a big THANYOU to this site for the information members can get to help them complete esa50 form. I have just been awarded esa support group and thought I might have a fight on my hands but havent thanks to the detailed guidance information you provide. Some people might say why should we join! Well money might be tight but this has saved me lots of upset and worry and has been well worth subscribing.”

DLA to PIP success
“Hello…My DLA claim has finally been reassessed for PIP - has only taken 6 months!
Thank you for your guides, they were a great help in filling out the forms”


ESA Support group success
“Hi…Thanks to your guides and advice I have been placed in the support group till Jan 2016.
I wish I had found and subscribed to the site quicker…Thanks for your help”


ESA Support Group awarded
“I received a letter from DWP confirming I will be now placed into the support group so a big thank you (for) your Publication for all the relevant information”

DLA success
“I would like to thank you for all the help I got by reading your documents on how to fill out DLA form, sent my sons application away just last week and he has been awarded higher mobality and middle for care. He got the reply back in only 7 days and he has been awarded indefinite. So THANK YOU SO MUCH”

Successful ESA appeal
“Hi, we went to the tribunal on Tuesday for my husband and he was awarded 15 points and put the support group. We could not have done this without your support. thank you so much for your invaluable guides.”

PIP and ESA success
“Just to let everyone know that thanks to the guides and advice from [the moderators], I have been successful at Mandatory Reviews for my son. He has been awarded enhanced rate mobility and care for PIP, and a telephone call this morning to say he has been awarded ESA support group. I believe this is down to the detailed information we submitted for both the PIP and ESA original decisions… many thanks for all the information”

PIP awarded
“Hi many thanks to the authors and contributors of this site for all the help and advice given to me which culminated in overturning the disgusting decisions by ATOS and the Dhss. I was awarded enhanced rates on both daily living and mobility for 3 years from 06/ 2013 to 06/ … Many thanks again to everyone who took time out to help me”

Thanks to you I got my PIP
“I've been awarded both pip for 2 years … It's all due to you for the advice…”

Support Group without medical
“Firstly, may I give a huge, huge "thank you" to all at B&W for the help I obtained from the website in completing my ESA50 form. I received a letter from Jobcentre+ yesterday informing me that I have been put into the Support Group - with no f2f medical! Amazing and such an enormous weight off my shoulders…Thank you so much...couldn't do this without you!”


PIP assessment
“I just like to say thank you for the information in the booklets. It really made things so much clearer when I had my assessment. I was more prepared than the health professional”

PIP success
“After applying for PIP in February and having my face to face assessment at the end of april, I received my decision today. I was quite surprised to have been awarded more than I expected - higher rate Daily living which I expected but also standard rate mobility which I didn't expect (based on her observations of me at the medical) ..I am very grateful to this site as it helped me fill out my form with a focus on my limitations and not my illnesses. I have also been put into the SG for ESA.”

ESA & PIP success
“Hi just wanted to say a big thank you , I followed your instructions for completing the forms , and after waiting since Dec 2013 have finally had my assessments … and today been told I am in the support group please keep up the good work Many Thanks”

ESA, Support Group, no medical
“Thank you to all at B&W. Wonderful people. ESA, Support Group, enhanced rate”

PIP success
“Thanks to this site my partner has been awarded top rate on both mobility and care”

ESA appeal “So happy I could cry”
“Just wanted to let you know that i had my ESA appeal tribunal today, they overturned the DWP's decision and awarded me 15 points, thats from 0 points and put me in the support group, so happy i could cry ! thank you all so much at B&W”

PIP success
“My mum applied for PIP from DLA on the 5th February. This week she was awarded the enhanced rate of both care and mobility with big thanks to this website!”

Support Group with no F2F interview
“Great News!! Thank you to everyone on this site, I could not have done it without your help and support. Well worth the money to subscribe.”

Thank you team PIP so much for your help
“I am so grateful for all the help I have received from the people here at Benefits and work. I doubt very much I could have done this without you…you are doing such a good job helping vulnerable people. The PIP process really is a testing experience, the support, advice and information is invaluable…I am grateful, thank you”

ESA Support Group success
“I used your guidance and have received a text telling me I have been placed in the Support group without the need for a face to face medical...your guides are second to none…. It is a weight off my mind as I am in the contributary ESA group so it would have run dry after 12 months…I can breathe a sigh of relief... for now I am happy and so grateful for your excellent step by step guide to filling out the forms. Nobody can give you face to face advice as excellent as referring to this guide. Thank you so much to you clever people that wrote this guide that helped me to describe my difficulties in the way that scores points.”

SDA to ESA Support Group
“I telephoned ESA yesterday for an update on my claim. They called me back this morning (within the 3 hours opening times limit) I am just transferring from SDA to ESA. They tell me I have been put into the support group because my disability is severe enough. I don't know how many points I was awarded. But I am very happy. Thank you to Benefits and Works for your files that helped me apply…
Thank you again.”


PIP reconsideration success
“Hi, just wanted to say thank you for your recent advice and support, I have now been awarded PIP Mobility & Daily Living Enhanced for both components having submitted a Mandatory Reconsideration, initially I was awarded Standard Mobility only…Thank you.”

PIP victory!!
“at last my very long journey( nearly 2 years) through the pip process came to an end with a victory…
standard rate for 3 years, was in shock when reading it now back down to earth”


ESA Support Group
“hi. I have been put into the support group ESA for 3 years... thank you for this wonderful site. been real help. keep up the good work”

Result!!!!
“I filled in the recently received ESA50 again using the B&W guide, to the letter. 2 weeks and 2 days later (today) i received word by post that I'd been placed in the Support Group from the WRAG. And that was with no face to face assessment. And my award was also raised by a few pounds a week. It doesn't however say how long my award is for… I 'm still stunned and i've said (to myself) at least a hundred times today....I can't believe it!!!! Benefits and Work....you rock. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There's absolutely NO WAY I would have filled in the ESA50 correctly without your guide. I Will renew my subscription to B&W until the year dot. Whether i need it or not! A million thanks.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Just got word today that my son has been placed in the support group for 12 months, without him having to undergo a Work Capability Assessment medical. Many thanks to Benefits and Work - my husband, son and myself are all disabled, and your Guides have helped us enormously with the form filling, thereby ensuring that we are getting the benefits to which we are entitled.”

DLA award
“I returned my wifes' DLA Renewal form back on the 27th April…Today the 5th May 2 letters arrived. First was standard letter saying that form had been received…imagine our shock when we read DLA had been awarded, high rate care and mobility for the next two years. Total time from sending to getting the decision 8 days and that included a bank holiday!! I don't think we could have filled the form in, giving all the facts and the info required if it hadn't been for your advice notes. Thanks to all the Mods and all the people posting on the site, really couldn't have done it without your help”

Support Group success
“Just received my Decision after a long wait that has had me stressed out & Placed in Support Group & that is thanks to you B&W.”

DLA to PIP success
“Thanks to this site, I have been successful in my application for PIP, I used to be on DLA like most of you. My award is High Rate Mobility, High Rate Care…Thank God for this site!!! Thanks all so much”

The info on this site really does change people's lives.
“I am over the moon to report that on a paper based review the DWP decision was overturned and my daughter was awarded enhanced rate daily living and enhanced rate mobility. I cannot thank B&W enough for giving me the knowledge of how to challenge the decision and write an appeal submission. So glad that the tribunal members viewed all the evidence impartially and justly. The info on this site really does change people's lives. Good luck to everyone else in a similar situation.”

Placed in Support Group
“Hi, I had my medical assessment last week and I have been feeling very anxious waiting for the outcome. I phoned the DWP today and a nice gentleman told me I had been placed in the SG and that I should receive a confirmation letter shortly. I was so relieved to hear this. I was expecting to have failed the medical. I don't think I could have got this result without your helpful guides and the wealth of people providing supporting documents with my claim. Once again, thank you B&W for your wonderful help.”

ESA Support Group success!
“hey Esa renewal from filling in form to getting result just over 2 weeks, I stay in the Support group, has to be a record for northern ireland! I'm full of praise for this site, i make people aware that you guys exists as without the guides which were rigorously followed these forms would be a nightmare, so to all the mods a massive thank you, no medical to attend this time…thank you again”

DLA Reassessment Success!
“I have just about recovered from the (happy) shock of receiving yesterday a brown envelope from DWP… confirming I have been awarded DLA HR Mobility & HR Care for an indefinite period. I…was bowled over by this result…I cannot thank B&W enough for its wonderful guides & advice; I would not have been anything like as successful without you…With grateful thanks to Steve & Holliday & all the Mods. B&W is a lifeline offering hope in very stormy seas.”

PIP award
“Thank you yet again! I helped hubby apply for pip due to his going out problems caused by aspergers and fibromyalgia. He was turned down for DLA a few years ago and never wanted to try again but with all your guides and advice on here I managed to encourage him. Standard mobility for 5years !!!!!

I can't explain how the guides breaking each section into little achievable bits has helped us both to explain our daily problems caused by differing conditions. Until joining it all seemed overwhelming so thank you all.”

DLA to PIP success
“Got my claim form for the change from DLA to PIP 1st March and had a home assessment on the 17 March 2015. Today I received the brown envelope and thank god I have good news. I received enhanced rate for both care and mobility…it was very hard to do but I had written my claim form with help from your web site and ATOS said that the more information the better with the proviso that it is all true. Thanks again to you for the web site I could not have done it without you. What a relief.”

ESA award
“Hi all, A big thank you to this site and to all moderators. I finally got my ESA award. I am placed in the support group for three years with no medical. Phew! I did send 20 extra pages of how my life is affected and did not rely on the tick boxes…Just the pressure of the forms made me ill and I ended up having to have another scan so I am relieved I have had a 3 year award. Thank you.”

Change to ESA ran smoothly
“I have been Disabled for the last 15 years & have been on Incapacity & DLA middle & high mobility.
My changeover including an interview with a charming ATOS Doctor has gone smoothly (apart from a 4 month wait for the decision) THANK-YOU for your very valuable guidance...”


ESA Support Group success
“I received letter now transferred from income support to support group thank you”

Successful PIP – increased award
“I've just had the brown envelope with my award letter. Over the moon that I had my award increased to the maximum for both mobility and care. I've been terribly worried waiting for the result, but I know I have to thank your brilliant guides for showing me how to explain my problems within the parameters required by the DWP. So many people don't understand that it's not just about being ill - it's about explaining how the illness affects us. And I just sat down and worked my way through your guides. Couldn't have done it without you B & W! Many many thanks.”

PIP appeal success
“Hi all, my sons change from DLA to PIP was refused but after a long stressful battle and lots of help from Benefits and Work we finally won his appeal - Enhanced rate mobility and standard rate care instead of High care and low mobility on DLA.”

SDA to ESA Support Group success
“First of all I want to say a massive THANKYOU to Benefits & Work for their guides to ESA forms, I'm sure it's down to them that I've gone from SDA (Severe Disablement Allowance) to ESA: Support Group in one form…Thank you so much again”

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ESA success
“…many thanks for a wonderful site …which helped me receive ESA .”

PIP result!
“Hi received pip decision today… Entitled to high care and low mobility great result…I also work part time and should have put in years ago but didn't know I could until I came across this site so a big thank you from me”

PIP success
“Brown envelope arrived today with excellent news, awarded high rate for both Mobility and Care for 4 years. The guides on this site have been invaluable when filing in his application for PIP. We only waited eleven days for the decision (after his assessment) Thank you all so much for this wonderful site. Good luck everyone waiting..”

ESA – support group success
“Hi, I have just received confirmation that I have been put in the Support Group and I am stunned but over the moon. It is a huge relief as they had stopped my ESA on stamp contributions ..I will admit I spent a long time reading and re-reading the information you provided regarding completing documents and the face to face meetings but it was really worthwhile as I would never been able to do it by myself as I had no idea what information to put down… but your advice got me there and I cannot thank you enough.”

ESA support group success
“Hi again. I know I would never have achieved this without your guides and advice as to how to explain how my conditions affect my life. Having your help got my recent pip award and have just received notification that I have been put in support group for ESA just from the form sent into maximus without f2f in just 3weeks !!!.still on assessment rate until June. I can't thank you enough.”

PIP award
“HI…I've been awarded the enhanced rate of PIP for both Daily Living component and Mobility. Thank you for all the great advice on here you helped me through this”

PIP success!
“I just wanted to share my good news that, with the help of the guides on this site my husband has been awarded enhanced living and mobility PIP just as a date was being set for a tribunal!
thank you Benefitsandwork, keep up the great support and help for everyone”


SDA & IS to ESA success
“SDA with IS for 27 years, placed in ESA support group for 3 years without medical. Reading your guidance and the supportive community spirit of the Benefits And Work forum helped immensely. Thank you so much to all who contribute”

DLA Renewal success!!!
“I received the brown envelope today and didn't think it could be the decision as I only posted it back to DWP (by special delivery) on Saturday 4th April 2015. Low and behold it was the decision and I have been awarded Higher Rate Mobility and Care INDEFINITELY!!!!! I honestly thought I would have to go through the whole reconsideration request, medical and appeal process again …I only wished I had subscribed to your website when I was completing the first claim form in 2012!!!
Thank you to all administrators and subscribers for their contributions towards this fantastic website - you have no idea how relieved I am feeling at this precise moment …Rest assured I will be recommending your website to everyone I know who are going through the stress and worry about completing these forms. Not sure how many times I can say it but THANK YOU again”


ESA result
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to this group for all the help and guidance over past few years in sorting out the dreaded forms that we have to fill in. I have been waiting a long time for my decision for transferring on to ESA from the old IB benefit…. And now today had the dreaded brown envelope, well it was good news for me as I been put in support group ..at least for now can heave a sigh of relief! Maybe I will start sleeping better & dreading the mail arriving”

ESA Support Group success
“Today I was stunned to receive the news that I have been granted ESA and placed in the support group. I have also been awarded an "enhanced disability premium" …It comes a year since I won an appeal for DLA. My Mum has been a rock throughout the last two years of navigating the DLA and ESA business and I can't thank her enough for her support but equally important is the help and advice you have given us on this fine site. We used your guides, templates and help and it worked. Many times it felt futile but we got there in the end…Thank you once again.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have been placed in the support group after 14 months…I am glad that I asked for a doctor to do the test and that I asked for a recording of the assessment. I was a little worried as I filled in the ESA 50 before I searched for any help. I am glad everything has worked out OK and I can now concentrate in taking the new treatment for MS that was recommended for me. Thank you Benefits and Work for being there.”

PIP claim success
“Hi, I took on board all the advice that this site has to offer me. I sent off my claim for PIP…had a letter within 2 weeks informing me that there was an Assessor coming out to see me …Just over 3 weeks later I received my PIP award, I had been awarded enhanced care and enhanced mobility for an indefinite period. I am so happy that I will never have to go through this ever again, and its all thanks to the invaluable advice that I have received on this site. I have been a member of this site for almost 4 years now, the best money I have ever spent. Thank you so much... keep up the good work...and Good Luck to everyone who is going through the process of claiming PIP”

ESA success
“I had my letter through today, I'm in the support group. Not even a medical this time around. Thanks so much for all the material and advice, I'm quite sure it helped. A big worry gone!”

ESA (Support Group) and DLA
“I have… successfully claimed both ESA (phone call after medical, Support group unfit to work) and DLA through this wonderful site.”

Wow ESA today
“having been getting SDA for many years i worried last month when told that i would have to apply for ESA… so i signed up for help on how to word my problems in a way that would help while at no time over-stating my problems…so imagine my surprise today when i got a phone call from DWP stating that i had been placed in the WRG for 2 years… an hour later they phoned back once again, i expected it to be an error…but no same lady, apologising every so much, as the information she had given me was wrong! and that i have been placed in the support group!!! i can't thank you enough, you guides are great, and really made me think and be honest with myself and the form about problems i have..”

PIP success without a face to face medical!! “Received the brown envelope today with a decision on my son's PIP application and (after shaking whilst opening) I am over the moon as he has been awarded the enhanced for both daily living and mobility and for 10 years!. I followed the guides when completing the application as I am his appointee and completed a comprehensive description of his difficulties so they were able to assess the paper application without the need for a medical.”

OMG! PIP without a fight!
“…Yesterday morning the brown envelope dropped through the letterbox telling me that [PIP is] awarded until 2021, has increased by £30 a week and no appeal! I am unbelievably relieved by this and hope that many, many others get the same (fair) result. My only tip would be that, during the assessment, don't just do what they ask is it will cause you pain or discomfort either at the time or during the following hours/days. Good luck to those currently claiming - I hope the same result drops through your letterbox!”

PIP success
“As everyone says, the dreaded brown envelope landed today. ( Easter Saturday) Wasn't expecting it quite so soon as my home assessment with Atos was only 3 weeks ago. To say I'm over the moon with the result is an understatement. I've been awarded enhanced rate for both Daily Living and Mobility for 3 years, backdated to November last year. I would never in a million years have been able to get through all of this - form filling to the assessment - without your invaluable help. This will help so much as I was retired from work last year due to ill health. Thanks to all on on B&W, keep up the great work for all of us out here.”

ESA success
“Following on from my trials and tribulations with the DWP I have been placed in the support group. This is down to the excellent advice contained on this site.”

PIP success
“hi to everyone i would just like to say a big thank you to Gordon [moderator]… i came on to this site read a few forums and wasnt quite sure to carry on i felt that people were alot worse than me but it was Gordon that made me realise i do have a case also a few other members supported me too a big thank you too you as well i have been granted standard in daily living scored 10 points and standard in mobility scored 8 points i am very pleased…thank u to this wonderful site i will keep in touch as this site has got me through so much well done to the moderates your all fantastic”
 
ESA Support Group success
“I won my appeal for esa and i was placed in support group based on the evidence from my doctors and i want to thank you to benefits and work for helping me with the information i needed as i found helpful when i appealed against the decision of getting 0 points. I won the appeal with no points awarded but due to my neurological condition (transverse myelitis.) When i arrived for my appeal the decision was on the table and the judge told me i won my appeal…i am in support group contribution based esa. Thank you!”

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PIP success…thanks
“Claimed pip for ptsd and adhd with lots of evidence of ptsd but none for adhd…Rang up early jan. Received claim pack and sent off early feb. Assessment early march... awarded full living component by mid march!! Im sure your guidance notes helped me fill in the questions. Thanks”

Blue badge
“got the phone call today from blue badge hubby is automatically entitled to the badge because he got 8 or more points on mobility rate pip…thanks guys”

DLA success
“I have just had the results of my re-assessment for DLA and thanks to the great guides on this site I have been awarded middle rate care and high rate mobility awarded until March 2018! I'm absolutely over the moon with this as before I was only receiving low rate care and to be honest I was unsure about asking for my award to be relooked at as it's always a risk! Anyway my new award has now given me the chance to have a Motability car which will make a massive change to my standard of living. And once again thanks to this great site and their info! we really appreciate it!”

ESA success
“Hi.. After using all the great advice and information on ESA on this website, my wife has heard back from the DWP with a result. ESA Support Group with no Medical needed, and no need to reapply for 3 years! Thank you!”

Thank you Thank you Thank you
“I got my ESA after a years fight. It was supposed to go to appeal but never got there as they said in a roundabout way that they had got it wrong. They had placed me in support group but put me in Work related category even though I cannot work…Keep fighting and don't give up everyone ..Thank you to this site for all your help and support to get me through a very stress full year.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have been awarded esa support group without a medical and i would like to thank b&W site for help with their guides”

PIP claim success
“Hi all, I was astonished today, as I received my decision on my PIP claim. I admit I did have the help of a very informative CAB gentleman who did fill most of the form in for me, however I did use this site as guidance for answering the questions, even as put to me by CAB…Awarded enhanced rate on Daily living & standard rate on Mobility! Thanks for your very informative guides, I shall be using them again for my ESA application. Without a doubt, well worth the subscription. Thanks again.”

ESA & PIP claim success
“Using your guides to help me. claim benefits for the first time in my life, after being diagnosed with M.S. I have been put in the support group for ESA without a medical. and PIP at the enhanced rate for both care and mobility.. Big thanks”

Success at PIP tribunal AT LAST!
“My daughter has the rare condition Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. She was getting DLA but had to fill in application for PIP last January 2014. She was refused with NIL points. We obviously couldn't accept that as her condition is so severely affecting her daily life. It was at this point that we decided to join B & W to get to know what to do to take her case to tribunal. Benefits and Work were with us all the way. If it wasn't for the information on the site we wouldn't have known where to start. Now we have a fair and just result. It has been terribly hard for my daughter - but it has been worth it. She has been awarded the enhanced rate for 3 years. Our thanks go out to this site and all who work on it. We couldn't have done it without you”

DLA to PIP success!!
“I have just had my dreaded brown envelope in the mail. I have been awarded standard rate care and enhanced rate mobility! It's the same as I was getting on DLA more or less, but with the horrendous new forms and all the new rules, I wouldn't have known where to begin without the Benefit and Work guides. Thank you so, so much!
All my thanks to you all for your brilliant work on our behalf.”

Successful PIP first tier tribunal
“A week ago I attended a first-tier tribunal for PIP and received a decision in the post from the tribunal saying I am entitled. I can't thank the people who put the information guides together enough, it really helped.”

ESA Support Group success
“I am typing this with shaking fingers and holding my breath. After all the worry and upset, I still cant' believe I am actually typing this message….Today, I received my DWP notification letter. I HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE 'SUPPORT GROUP'. I also rang to find out when I would be re-assessed - I was told March 2017. I have a long struggle ahead with my health issues, but being placed in the Support Group has lifted a heavy load. I am very relieved and extremely thankful to the B&W website, which has literally been a life saver for me. THANKS AGAIN BENEFITS AND WORK!”

ESA Support Group success
“…I just want to thank you and let you know, that I have been placed in the support group without a medical, It has only been seven weeks since I sent my esa50 back, I am so relieved, the help and encouraging posts from other members, has kept me hopeful, filling in the esa50 was a nightmare for me, as I have depression and chronic anxiety, but I found the help you provide on this site, invaluable, Thank you so much I am so very grateful”

PIP success
“Thanks using info on this site got enhanced care and mobility over the moon please subscribe money well spent”

DLA to PIP success
“got forms for dla 17 days ago, used this site and followed guidance and put as much information in as possible …was expecting a medical, but got letter today and been awarded the same rate pip as dla , thanks very much for the help from this site, and to everyone who contributes”

DLA indefinite
“…my current claim of the care component for DLA was up for renewal as of March 31st 2015. I was presuming I would have been sent the new PIP form?! however it was the usual DLA Claim pack which I filled in using your very useful guides. Today I received the letter stating I was awarded both the care and the mobility at the highest rates indefinitely, this is great news”

ESA renewal
“I would like to thank you for all the hard work and help that you provide to people like me, on a daily basis, to help us to overcome our fears, worries and setbacks that we encounter, you are doing a great job, well done!!.”

Good news – PIP awarded
“I filled in my wife's PIP application with the help of your benefits and work members guide... The letter went off on the 27th February, And happy to say received an award today 7th march, standard mobility standard care. I must say I was very surprised at the speed the PIP application was turned around… Thanks again to Benefits and Work”

ESA success
“I received my renewal forms for ESA just over a year ago, I had been placed into WRAG after transfer from IB, wrote to say I wanted to appeal that decision & was then placed into Support group without any need to go to tribunal…I got my decision today…and have been placed, once again, into the Support group. I know I could never have got this far without the help of this site. The applications are tough and at times almost unmanageable but the way you have broken down each and every section of the forms is invaluable… I would advise anyone contemplating an application to really read and carefully take on board the guidance that you provide… guidance is very much what you need. Thank you.”

PIP award success
“Hi, Thank you to the people that run this website, think the advice given in filling out the claim form really helped me with getting my award. I have been awarded the daily living component (standard) …for almost two years…I am so lucky that my whole claim was sorted in just under 6weeks without the need for a face to face. Thank you to the people that write the guides.”

DLA to PIP success
“I cant believe it, with help from this website i have had my DLA successfully transferred to PIP. This time round i got enhanced rates for care and mobility for an ongoing period and wont be reviewed till 2025. What a result and thanks again to all at b + w for their great info”

PIP mandatory reconsideration success! Thanks!
“Received brown envelope Saturday and thought it must be uprating info so left it. Just opened it to find out that they have changed award from standard to enhanced mobility. So relieved as much needed. So glad I had joined B&W as the guides and advice has been the reason I managed to explain the way my conditions affect me for them to award the rates applicable. Good luck to others and thanks again”

PIP success after home visit by Atos
“Ive just been awarded Standard rate of Daily living and enhanced rate of Mobility back dated 6 months…All in all it took 6 months from applying to get a home visit and less than 2 weeks to get my decision letter. Thats pretty quick from what i have been reading… Thank you very much for your helpful guides”

PIP success
“After 9 months I have now been awarded PIP for six years both enhanced rates…I have used this site for many years and it is down to the up to date information on the site that I have been able to complete forms in confidence. I have read of many who have been turned down for PIP but i would say do not give up, keep up to date with all the new information on this site as it really helps…I hope this offers some hope to others who are applying or still waiting for an answer/ medical”

DLA to PIP success
“Hi everyone, just a summary of DLA to PIP transfer journey which may be helpful to others regarding difficulties with Autism. My son was in receipt of DLA and turned 16 so received invitation to claim for PIP in late 2014. As his appointee, I signed up here and used guides (invaluable!) , returning forms which were delivered 17 Dec… MP's caseworker was fantastic, phoning DWP on my behalf on Friday 6 March and told me that Capita report had been 'fast tracked', ensuring decision within 2 weeks and assuring me that claim would not be erroneously closed. Phone call today (Sunday!!!!!!!) from DWP decision maker who advised that he made decision this morning - 5 years Enhanced on both daily living and mobility!!!!!!! So, despite a slightly bumpy journey, a superb outcome for my son …I think 5 years is fair, because although my son's autism is lifelong… He will always have autism, and in some ways this award is heartbreaking, but hopefully it will also open some doors for us to find more support for him as demands increase in the 'adult' world! So thank you for your guides!”

DLA renewal success
“Hi, just won my 3rd term of DLA, using your guides over the 3 months slog it took me with poor sight and mental confusion disabilities to complete the forms…Your guides gave me real hope towards a possible success. So, many, many thanks. And thanks for having the courage to tackle the thorny issues of politics…”

Success with PIP claim
“I would like to thank this site ..I filled out my husbands forms for ESA,PIP,BLUE BADGE, NHS COSTS...
so far we have got full help with NHS costs for both of us, and received a letter last week saying he has been awarded standard rate pip.. just waiting to hear back from esa as to when/if he has to have a medical to decide which group he will be put in ..thank you so much for the help in filling in a forest of forms”


PIP awarded & backdated
“Hi PIP awarded after 3 mths with no medical, so many many thanks for all your help, its such a relief…Many thanks to all you lovely people”

It’s finally over! DLA Appeal success
“1. The appeal is allowed.
2. The decision made by the Secretary of State is set aside.

Words can't describe the sense of relief I've felt ever since reading the decision notice after my DLA tribunal hearing on Monday. I wouldn't have found the energy and resolve to see this through without you at B&W, so special thanks go [the mods] and everyone else who has helped answer my questions since 2013. It's been a long journey, including a trip to the Upper Tribunal and back, to get to this stage…The tribunal found that I should have been entitled to HRC and HRM… So, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thanks to everybody on this wonderful website for all of your help. The two words "thank you" really don't seem enough, as words cannot express the extent of my gratitude to you all. To anybody else in a similar situation: please don't give up. Fight for what you are entitled to. The truth will prevail.”

PIP success
“I received my letter for PIP for Bipolar today and have been awarded Enhanced rate for Daily Living with 15 points until 2017 with no medical assessment needed. Thanks very much for this site for helping me include a daily living Diary as I think this was a big factor in their decision.”

PIP reconsideration success
“I have been helping my 64 year old brother claim PIP, and after applying for Appeal to be heard by Independent Tribunal, today we heard that PIP had re-considered and awarded him PIP on Personal Care and Mobility until 2018. So no need for Tribunal. Couldn't have done it without the help from your site. Thank You.”

PIP success!
“After applying for PIP in September 2014 and having a medical on 19th February. I've been awarded enhanced daily living until February 2019. I'm so relieved that I can finally relax a little now knowing that I can just get on with my life with a bit of security. I was very sceptical about paying for my membership as I did not think I'd stand a chance of getting it. All I can say is thank you to BW for the excellent guides which without I'd never have even contemplated applying for PIP. It's a long and difficult road but don't give up!”

DLA to PIP success
“I followed your advice and received an award of enhanced mobility and enhanced care, this is far more then i ever expected to get, it has increased my monthly amount by £255 . . . it gives me the freedom to continue my rehabilitation and live with an even better quality of life moneywise, thankyou b and w”

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ESA reassessment success!
“I just wanted to thank you guys for the excellent support offered on this site, a very worthwhile subscription… your guides and helpful forum posts has been a real help and comfort knowing I am not alone!”

ESA appeal success
“Hi I would like to thank bro 58 (moderator) for all the advice he has given me. This week I went from WRAG to SUPPORT GROUP thank you.”

ESA Support Group success
“I was very surprised when I contacted ATOS to check that the medical questionnaire had been received. I only put in my claim on the 4th february, got the form by the 8th and sent on the 9th… when I rang ATOS they had already looked at my form and supporting information, put me in the support group without need for a medical…I am very grateful I found this site as I am sure the support info must have helped. So thank you, I am so relieved”

SDA to ESA Support Group success
“Hi, I have just received my brown letter saying I am being transferred from SDA to ESA, which is excellent news…Many Thanks”

Enhanced rate PIP success! Woohoo!
“… I had my PIP decision letter this morning and have been awarded the enhanced rate for both daily living and the mobility component…I genuinely believe that my success with this claim was down to the fantastic information that you have on this site. I have been a member off and on for years as I have been re-claiming at various times, and will be recommending you to all my friends who are also facing renewal of their claims. I cannot thank you enough for the support and relief that has come with finding this site..! Your advice has never steered me anywhere but to the right place…I am forever grateful for this site and the guides that you have available. Best £20 I ever spent joining this site!”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi… I want to say thank you to Benefits and Work for all your good advice and guides. I have been accepted into the support group for ESA after requesting a supersession without being asked to attend a medical. Great news!”

PIP success after 11 months
“Thank you , thank you , thank you. Without this site i would not have known where to start to claim PIP on behalf of my son. I feel we are one of the very lucky ones, having only taken 11 months to get an enhanced award for the living component, and basic for mobility…It was only from following guidance from this site that we felt informed enough to challenge the decision, and requested a mandatory review.”

Support Group success
“I started my claim for ESA on the 2nd Jan and have just received my letter advising that I am in the support group today with no medical. I followed the guides and read the advice given by the moderators which I have no doubt contributed to a successful outcome so many thanks to everyone at B&W.”

ESA Support Group with no medical!
“Just wanted to give feedback on my situation. ... I called DWP this morning and they informed me that based on my completed form and evidence I submitted they have placed me in the Support group for 24 months!. I'm so relieved and the whole process has been really quick. I used the guidance notes on this website which really helped.”

PIP award! Thanks B&W
“Hi, I have just received standard care + low rate mobility. So many thanks for help as haven't had the care rate before.”

Finally on ESA Support Group
“After 3 years of stress and worry, 2 medicals and 2 appeal tribunals my partner has finally made it onto the ESA Support Group. Information from B&W has proved invaluable.”

ESA Support Group success
“After a ten week wait my husband has been accepted for the ESA Support Group, which in my opinion he should have been placed in when his ESA ended in October 2014, we would not have known about this had we not 'signed up' to the brilliant Benefits and Work site, so Thank You for all the advice…Very very relieved that we now have the extra £108.00 per week coming in, once again Thank You Benefits & Work, will be using the guides again for PIP in July this year”

DLA renewal success
“I just wanted to say thank you for the information this site gave me in fill in my DLA renewal form. Not only was it successful on first application, they have awarded me the highest rate for both care and mobility. (Before I only had the highest rate for mobility). But it has also been awarded indefinitely, whereas before it was only awarded for 2 years. So I am very relieved.”

DLA to PIP success
“Today…I have received the PIP result and have got Enhanced DL and Mobility so am very satisfied…
Many thanks to B&W for if it hadn't been for your guides I would have struggled to have the success that I got.”


Thank you Benefits & Work - good result for ESA
“Hi, we just wanted to say a big thank you to the site for the helpful guides we used to complete the ESA application for my sister...We found out today that she has been placed in the Support Group - contributions based ESA. Even better that was with no medical and the money she will receive each week has almost doubled! Amazing and way beyond what we had hoped for…Please pass on to all involved with the site our thanks and recommendations to anyone in a similar position to read the guides and seek support to complete to forms! In true DWP style the award letter today was one of the most complicated things to read in itself but with the support of this site we were able to wade through the quagmire and come out the other end. Thank you!”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“I have just received a letter from the DWP about my ESA claim. I have been put in the support group for three years without a medical. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement! I'd like to say thanks for your very helpful guides and for the help and support I received in earlier posts.”

DLA to PIP success
“I've used the guides a lot and really appreciate all the time and effort that is put into them - thank you…Today I received the dreaded/longed for brown envelope. I 'scored' 23 points for the care component so have been awarded enhanced care and 14 points for the mobility component so awarded enhanced mobility. The award is for 3 years…Thank you so much to B&W again, and to the members who post on the forum…it's been very reassuring reading of others successes”

DLA to PIP success
“I'm really pleased that today I received the brown envelope and I have in been awarded PIP until 2019 enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility. I have been sick with worry waiting for this but its such a relief to finally have the decision. Thank you to Benefits and Work because the information enabled my wife to sit down for 2 days and get everything right and helped me to deal with the face to face part.”

Another PIP Tribunal success
“Thanks to all at B&W for the fantastic help and support. I recently attended a tribunal on behalf of my partner and had the decision overturned in our favour - from only having standard mobility, to Enhanced on both counts! . . . Could absolutely not have managed without your help so thank you to all.”

ESA Support Group success!
“Thankyou soooo much !!! I've received letter today I've been placed in the support group without an interview , this is wonderful news for me the nightmare is over fingers crossed ....”

PIP medical over and done with, success!
“I had my pip in Edinburgh on the 18/12/14 and received my award letter on the 3/1/15. I received enhanced in both moving from DLA Middle care High mobility. I would like to thank Benefits and work for the great work they do.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“Thank you, thank you... This morning I was very pleased to receive letter saying I've been put straight into Support group, no medical. To others members, don't give up hope and keep trying. Thank you again for all your help.”

Awarded PIP
“Filled in Forms from DLA to Pips in Aug last year. .. medical at home Jan 6th..Trembling opening the envelope and found I had got awarded the highest Care and Mobility and to say I was shocked is understating it...I want to thank you for your brilliant site as every time my husband has scoured your website to find everything we needed to know each time we had to reapply. I hope others can take from my story that you can win, just don't give up... By the way it is awarded for 10 years... Thanks again for all your help, could not have done it without you.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Thanks to (your) advice am in support group without a medical… one worry down just dla transfer soon thanks again for advice”

PIP finally awarded
“My daughter received her PIP award letter today - standard care and standard mobility - we are thrilled to bits as it's been a hard slog…I just wanted to write this to encourage anyone in our situation to go for it - we had nothing to lose and they were so wrong in their initial decision...
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all - advisers and other claimants - the questions and answers and guides have been so helpful to me in learning all about this and preparing to fight for my daughter.”


Successful move into Support Group following WCA
“Thank you! After waiting a year for my WCA I have now been placed into the support group for 2 years and have just received backdated ESA payment. It was your fantastic guide to claiming ESA and guidance on what to expect at the WCA that helped me through this horrendous and daunting process and I can't thank you enough... I am just so glad I found your website, I know I could not have done it without you, and reading everyone else's experiences of this nightmare benefit system I found it very reassuring to know I clearly was not alone! Thank you again”

PIP award success
“A big big thanks… as I did successfully get PIP enhanced for both mobility and daily living using your invaluable guidance for descriptors and ftf medical assessment.”

ESA Support Group success
“I have… used this web site which has helped me enormously when transferring from Incapacity Benefit to ESA. With this help I was able to get on the ESA Support Group”

Thank you B & W
“I know you amazing people on this site are volunteers and have your own health issues…. but just have to say I cannot thank you lot enough - you have helped me so much over the years.”

PIP award
“thanks have been awarded enhanced living and mobility…many thanks keep up the good work”

DLA renewed – thanks to B & W
“Just to say once again thanks to this site. Yesterday I had a letter saying that my DLA (low rate mobility) is being renewed. This has been done just on the information on the form, following your guides…Without your help and the knowledge and support of those on the forum, I would have probably given up.”

DLA renewal success
“I worked through a new …form for DLA renewal. I started immediately and read and re-read your advice for each and every question using your 4 points EACH and EVERY time. It was very painful work due to the level of degeneration in my hands now …Today, and only 3 weeks after submitting … I received the brown envelope. Due to your guide, I have received higher rate mobility and middle rate care. For an indefinite period.
THANK YOU! A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE MODERATORS!”


DLA renewal success
“Once again many thanks for your valuable information. I have just received the Famous brown envelope stating that I have received high rate for care and mobility for 2 years.”

DLA change of circumstances success
“Dear team just got the brown envelope .. I cannot believe my eyes! high rate care and mobility indefinitely without an atos medical. It state they had enough medical information to come to this decision…For four years I’ve received the lowest of both components despite my conditions becoming much worse, to be honest I was afraid of going under their radar for fear of losing it all…I would have been happy just to have it renewed without a medical at the same rate but really over the moon at this. I know without your guides and the members advise the outcome would have been very different.”

PIP successful claim without medical
“first off it would be remiss of me not to start off by thanking B&W for enabling me to complete the application form properly and supply the correct supporting evidence, there is no doubt I am very ill but as has been seen in the past, if you fail to apply properly that may not count for anything at the end of the day. I have been awarded enhanced rate Daily living and enhanced rate Mobility for 3 years without a medical…”

ESA Support Group transfer from SDA
“The age of miracles is not past…I had a phone call from the DWP … to say that they didn't need to see me for a medical and that I've been put into the Support Group … and will not need re-assessment for 3 years. A letter putting it into black and white arrived 5 days later, at which time I really believed it. I've got a list of thanks due…but high on the list has to be B&W. Thanks, guys, you've been brilliant…I've been very grateful for the advice.”

PIP award success
“I would just like to let you guys know I was awarded Enhanced Daily Living and Standard Mobility for mental health disabilities until 2018 with a review in mid 2017. I would like thank B&W forum for giving me advice and help”

SDA to ESA without a medical
“…would just like to say a big thank you to B and W for their help i would not of been able to cope with the form without their help from the guides i have just changed from SDA to ESA and did not need a medical…”

PIP – no face to face assessment
“I want to say thank you to all at Benefits At Work…. thanks to your advice/writing to MP, complaining to Capita, at last the DWP have decided there is no need for me to have a face-to-face interview, they are making their decision based on the evidence provided…”

PIP appeal success – a BIG thank you
“Well, it took almost 18 months since I applied for my PIP, and recently after attending a tribunal I was finally awarded it! I want to thank Benefits and Work as their guides helped me write a fantastic submission.”

ESA Support Group success
“I would really like to thanks the Benefits and Work team for all the fantastically useful information and advice contained on the site. I have recently heard that I am allocated to the ESA Support Group following a medical. I approached the form filling and the ATOS medical guided by Benefits and Work Information... It gave me an understanding of what to expect and how systems and assessments work. Most of all it gave me the greatest support of all - not feeling alone. My sincerest thanks.”

PIP reconsideration success
“Thank you to Work and benefits for the invaluable information which helped me have my enhanced mobility entitlement reinstated after just 3 weeks !!! I have also been awarded the lower rate for care..”

PIP Tribunal success
“I just wanted to say thank you for your advice and the help guides and resources on here have helped me massively. I had my PIP tribunal hearing today and was awarded the lower rate care component, finally ending what has been a hellish 16 months.”

DLA Renewal – result finally!
“Hi…I have been waiting for nearly 3 months for a decision on my DLA renewal claim. Thankfully today it came through and I have been awarded high rate Mobility and Care until early 2019. I would like to say thank you again to this site that points out things that I would never have been aware of otherwise. Thanks again”

DLA renewal
“Firstly I would like say thanks so much for all the information you provide on the website, I have just had my DLA RENEWED for two years and the relief is just immense, I couldn't have done it without you! … I know that we all would be worse off without your help!”

Thank you – ESA Support Group
“I just want to thank everyone at B&W for your wonderful guides. I have been awarded ESA Support Group without a medical for 3 years!! Thank you for your advice to attach as much relevant information as possible…Thank you, thank you so much for your guides, this site and the information/advice/ encouragement that you generously share with people struggling to make sense of the benefits system.”

PIP result
“Just received the "Brown Envelope" I have been awarded standard rate care and enhanced rate mobility…I would like to thank "Benefits and Work" for the help and advice which I'm sure has made the difference in getting this decision from DWP”

DLA success
“hi to all mods on the forum thanks for all the helpful guides for DLA on this site, mine was up for renewal end Sept 2014, doctor came out 2 weeks ago and had the brown envelope this morning to say I keep my HRM and LRC until sept 2016... so I’m very very pleased, I’m in northern Ireland where PIP has not been introduced yet... so thanks again B&W!”

PIP successful result
“Well the dreaded brown envelope dropped on the floor this morning and my hands were shaking so much I could barely open it. To my relief I have been awarded standard rate for both daily living and mobility for 3 yrs... Thanks to all for your help with the guides”

DLA renewal success
“DLA awarded HR care L rate mobility. This site is a god send when the brown envelope lands on the mat, knowing you can look on forum to give you hope from other people's success and the guides are so helpful. I have been a member for a while and recommend lots of people as you need all the help you can get on the forms... Merry Christmas to all”

Thank you! PIP awarded without medical
“just wanted to say thank you so much, I used your guide to help with every aspect of my PIP claim and getting the evidence I needed with my application back in May. I am overjoyed that I have been granted PIP (enhanced daily living, standard mobility)…so much stress and distress has been lifted from my shoulders. Now I’m actually looking forward to Christmas instead of feeling just overwhelming dread. Thank you again, I couldn't have done it without your guides!”

SDA to ESA transfer success
“Well after being a member for several years I have had to do my first post. Thank you all so much for your time and support to all who have to go through this process…Today I received a brown envelope 3rd of December, after looking at it for a while I decided I had to face the contents but the speed of this process was giving me no confidence that it would be good news. WRONG! Thanks to the guides and the sharing of others both Mods and people willing to share their news I was awarded the support group without a face to face…just be glad I found B/W.”

PIP result – success
“I applied mid August '14, returned my forms mid Sep, Assessment was November 28th. 12 days after the assessment the dreaded brown envelope arrived. I have been awarded enhanced rate for both components... I have to thank B&W for all of the support documents. They most certainly helped in the way I completed my form and answered the questions at assessment. Thank you very much and keep up the good work.”

PIP appeal success
“Hi had to let you know I won my PIP appeal today with B & W information in the members area…Many thanks again to you all at benefits and work couldn't have gone through with appeal without your help and information”

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DLA Appeal win after 2 & half years
I would just like to thank you for all the help from your guides…2 and half years ago, lost my first tribunal. But took it all the way to upper tribunal and had to go through another one. Glad to report i won this tribunal middle rate care lower rate mobility till june next year thank you so much”

PIP success
“I found out I have been awarded the Care component of PIP so thank you to this Website for all the wonderful advice!”

DLA renewal success
“Would just like to say a huge thank you to you for the help given with my DLA renewal. I used the guides and read lots of older threads on this and also got my MP involved…Yesterday I got a call from DWP informing me my renewal had been processed and I have been awarded HRM and MRC... My award is for a full 3 years…Thank you so much for guiding me through the process, this forum helped ease a lot of the stress that goes with these situations.”

PIP award success
“Hi, i called capita last week Monday they done a paper based assessment and forwarded my file to the DWP on the Monday last week. The DM made a decision on monday giving me the enhanced rate PIP til 2018 (all with the help of this website i really do appreciate it a lot! Couldnt of done it with out it)…”

Thank you
“I cannot explain how much this site has helped me as after 35 years in full-time employment I found myself due to ill-health adrift in the 'parallel universe' called our benefits system.
Due to the help and advice available here I realised I was not alone and enabled me to regain my self esteem after an horrendous medical, challenge the result and today received a letter overturning the decision and awarding the higher rate…What can I say except a big Thank you”

PIP success
“I'm so happy. On Wednesday I received brown envelope… My PIP decision, I'm entitled to the daily living comp. enhanced rate and mobility comp. Standard rate. I was so poorly yesterday, but this letter made me happy. And I couldn’t do it without your help, took me 6 weeks to fill the form. I asked them for 2 extra weeks. It was so stressful, but I used everything from Benefits and work, and that’s why I think my pip is successful…”

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PIP appeal success – mobility awarded
Can I first say thank you for all your advice and how grateful I am too for the moderators… I only got pip award for daily living, well they over turned [it at] appeal for mobility and now get it for planning a journey. I followed your guide and also wrote an experience I had and how it affects me with my condition. I was also amazed to how quick it was sorted out but if you hadn’t told me to phone and request my report I don’t think I would have applied for it to be looked at again. So once again thank you - you help so many people get what they deserve.”

ESA Support Group success
“Your wonderful guides helped me to get into the ESA support group. Thanks a million.”

ESA Support Group success
“Just wanted to say the biggest thank you to the providers and moderators of this wonderful site. Without the moderators great wealth of knowledge and expertise and the superb guides I wouldnt have been able to complete the ESA50 giving me the best chance of success. The subscription to this site is money very well spent. Once again a huge huge thank you”

IB to ESA Support Group success
“16 months ago i sent my ESA50 form to Atos , i am being transferred from ib to esa, today i got a phonecall from DWP stating that a decision has been made without a face to face and i will be placed in the ESA support group ...I am so relieved i had a bit of cry , without a doubt if it wasn't for Benefit and work there is no way i would of being able to get through this , thank you so much”

ESA WRAG to Support Group success
“I would like to say a BIG thank you to this forum. Without the guides and tips I would not have been placed in the support group…”

Transfer from DLA to PIP success
“I would just like to thank the team at B&W for all the information provided both on the site and on the forum. It helped to reassure and calm me whilst I was waiting to hear about my claim. I had a medical and was successful in getting PIP at the same rates I had previously been getting my DLA following a medical. It was a very stressful experience but your information helped to make the whole process a lot less scary and unknown and for that I would say a huge thank you.”

PIP award success
“Thank you to everyone in forum for advice and special thanks to B&W for guides, I have now had my decision and been awarded standard daily living and enhanced mobility. You have all helped me on my long journey. Thanks again”

SDA to ESA: Successful outcome
“Yesterday, I received a phone call from the DWP. I have been placed in the ESA Support Group for the maximum term of three years… it’s a considerable relief and I know I’ve been very fortunate... I’d like to thank B & W for making excellent guidance to welfare changes easily available and affordable. I am particularly grateful to the moderators who have always been ready to give advice and have never spared words of kindness.”

PIP Appeal success! Thank you!
“Dear B&W team, a HUGE thank you for all the tremendous work you do for us the claimants and your invaluable guides…I went to the tribunal today for my PIP appeal and won. The DWP's decision not to award me anything was set aside and the panel awarded me the standard rate for both components…WHAT A RELIEF!.. What a stressful journey and an emotional one to! Without your guides I'm not sure I would have succeeded but whether or not I won my case, you deserve a big thank you!”

ESA Support Group to be continued
“… I received a letter from the DWP confirming that I was to continue in the Support Group. I am so thankful for this website.. they gave me the confidence to get through this. Today I plucked up courage to actually ring the DWP to ask how long it will be before my next ESA 50.....three years!!! Thank you again!”

Finally got ESA Support Group decision
“It's been a while since I've posted on the Forum, But then it's also taken DWP nearly a year to come to a decision on my friends ESA50 form which she filled out with the help of the "FANTASTIC" moderators, her words not mine…she received the dreaded envelope yesterday informing her that she is in the "Support Group" for 2 years from June 2014. Fantastic news and a Big Thank You.”

ESA Support Group awarded
“My husband was awarded CB ESA Support Group in Jan 2014, don't think we could have done it without the assistance of this wonderful website and your guides…Many thanks!”

ESA & PIP success
“Hi there, another big thank you. At long last received confirmation I'm in the ESA support group and receiving enhanced rate of PIP on both parts until October 2017. A huge relief and I am sure I would not have been able to do it without your assistance and support. Thank you All”

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ESA Support Group and PIP success
“Thank you for the guides and typical day sheet which I used to help me with my recent PIP claim.I started the claim in April andhad the medical just over a week ago. I got a letter to say I had been transferred from IB to ESA Support Group just after the medical…Then today got letter saying awarded PIP at higher rate daily living…for 3 years. I will recommend your guides to others with the same condition.”

ESA Support Group with no medical
“Had my long awaited brown envelope today. Shocked but delighted to be put in Support Group with no F2F [face to face assessment] …I just used the B & W guides to accurately describe the effect on my life of my conditions. These guides and B & W advice have been truly amazing and got me in support group without a F2F or any of the upset others have suffered. Thank You so much B & W.”

ESA Support Group success – thank you to you all
“In January 2014 i had the dreaded ESA50 form to fill in, i had heard of Benefits & Work group … and joined to get all the information i could to help me with the form…Thanks to downloading your guides, my wife read every page and waded through the forms, after 9 months i have just received a letter from DWP putting me straight into the Support group without the dreaded "medical". We are both very grateful for your help and for the sake of less than £20 our immediate stress and worry has faded into the background. If there is anyone wondering if subscribing is worth it.......go for it, worth every penny.”

ESA Appeal success
“Well well well, I am just posting that I was today put in the support group for ESA at my tribunal hearing...Thank you so much for all your advice from benefitsandwork site.it has been most useful and I will continue to be a member.”

PIP success
“Hello, I had the letter a few days ago…I'm happy that I have good news. I got awarded the standard rate of daily living, no mobility. From March 2014 till Feb 2017. That's a result I never expected to receive. It should help me with my health a lot…I used the guide from Benefits and Work, and had magnificant help from other people. I'm very grateful to everyone here. Thank you.”

PIP result
“Partner had a result for PIP without a face-face...Standard Daily (Living)…Again the guides etc on here had a massive part in this result.. Thanks”

ESA from WRAG to Support Group success
“Great news over the weekend - my daughter was moved from ESA IR WRAG to Support Group after a medical. She just got the letter - a week after the medical…Many thanks for all your help - we couldn't have got this far without your invaluable guides.”

ESA Support Group success
“Received a letter today re, ESA…I plucked up courage and rang them and asked what was it about…I had been placed in the SG for 3 years as this wasn't mentioned on letter. So thank-you all for getting me through everything I couldn't have done it without you. I will still be visiting you daily, as i believe your help is vital to the many individuals struggling with this system…Once again THANK-YOU!”

DLA to PIP success
“…pleased and relieved that they recognised my needs…Thank you so much for producing the guides, they are so helpful and made me feel supported, even though I was still very stressed throughout the whole process.”

ESA success
“Just to let say that after ringing DWP, my daughter has been put in the SG - for 3 years… I would like to say a massive thank you”

ESA result – support group
“After 7 weeks of waiting finally had result of dwp regarding my esa no medical and been awarded support group on paper evidence only can't believe it…thanks for all the useful tips on the forum”

PIP awarded
“I have received a decision from DWP and have been awarded Higher Rate [Daily Living] and Lower Rate [Mobility]. Thank you to all at B&W for the quality and accuracy of all your advice and information.”

DLA renewal success
“Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at benefits and work for all your support and advice. I just heard today I was awarded middle rate care and low mobility. I heard back in only 1 week from posting my form and they didn't even contact my doctor”

SDA to ESA transfer success
“Many thanks to B&W for the insights and reassurance provided by your Guides and Forum replies from your remarkable moderators/experts. They were invaluable, and I'm sure were an important factor in our success…Many thanks again to B&W”

PIP success
“The dreaded brown envelope dropped on the mat this morning. I have been awarded enhanced rate for care and standard rate for mobility…Thank you so much for your excellent guides and patient support...”

ESA WRAG to Support Group
“I would just like to thank the Benefits and work team for all their invaluable help in building up a case! Using the correct procedures and rhyming slang to eventually be placed in the Support Group.
I am fortunate, but all I can say to all other claimants is to take good note of the advice available from the B&W team. Thanks a million.”

PIP enhanced rates awarded
“Many thanks for your excellent web site and help I've received...Received a decision yesterday and it was for the enhanced rate for both components. I can't thank you enough for the help and support.”

PIP decision – success!
“I would just like to thank you and your site for helping me through my pip claim! I have been awarded enhanced rate care and enhanced rate mobility I feel so relieved I could cry! Many thanks for all your help!”

PIP enhanced mobility and daily living
“Letter arrived Saturday, awarded mobility and daily living at enhanced rates. Would like to thank all those involved with this site for their knowledge and help.”

Support Group without a medical
“After last 2 years of constant worrying, finally I have been moved from IB to Support Group without a medical. I cried from happiness... at least for couple of hours I forgot about my physical pain and the fact that i can hardly move… I feel grateful to you guys for all the support this site and its users have given to me. Without your guidance and all the help I don't think I would manage to be where I am now. I am also very grateful for all the feedback from other members that helped me to stay sane and realize that I am not alone. THANK YOU SO MUCH”

Support Group success
“Hi all, well the brown envelope arrived, and yes im in the support group. Well that's a surprise, I didn't expect it. Big thank you to all the mods, and the bw web site, I could not have done without you.”

DLA and ESA success
“Today I received the dreaded brown envelope. I have been awarded HRM and HRC indefinitely…I was previously on HRM and LRC and would have been more than happy with MRC, I am so relieved that I can relax for the next year or so. So thanks once again to Benefits and Work for your invaluable information, which has helped me complete a recent ESA50 renewal where I was awarded Support group again but this time without the medical assessment. And now DLA success too. Thank you so much”

PIP mandatory reconsideration and JSA sanction success
“First want to say thank you to you all. I could not and indeed would not have done it without your factual, helpful and prompt replies. I did chase my MP and received a reply from them almost by return with an apology from DWP…Today I got a large back pay and standard rate care award and enhanced level mobility unchanged.

Incidentally your support gave me the courage to take DWP JSA on after a spiteful sanction and also won that yesterday, I know you don't deal in JSA but I got the courage from here.

ESA Support Group success after 1 year
“Today I was told I will be placed in the support group of ESA…by keeping going and not giving up it has finally reached a successful conclusion. My message is to just keep trying and use this website for help, guidance and advice. So thank you Benefits and Work.”

ESA Support Group
“My relative is now in the support group (which is truly where he should be). Thanks again to everyone involved in this website. Things have been stressful, but with the support and expert knowledge from this site, I felt confident about dealing with all the paperwork and challenging the decisions. You have taken a lot of pressure off for me. Thanks again everyone.”

ESA Support Group success
“Just a little update with the good news ! My young relative has been accepted into the support group by the DWP… They also agreed all the back pay - a full years worth! But it gets better - I have just checked the bank balance and there is a huge credit from ESA. This will make the world of difference…he will be able to buy all those things he needs to make his life much better. Thanks again for all your help, you have been truly wonderful.”

PIP reconsideration success
“After reading my support letter as well as my report they have decided to award me the extra 2 points giving me a total of 12 for the Enhanced care on daily living component. It is with only reading this great web site, that give great advice that I decided to pursue this further. Once again thanks for all your valuable support and advice.”

Severe Disability Premium
“My daughter is now in receipt of severe disability premium…Thank you so much for the wonderful support you give to us, best money I’ve ever spent on a membership!!”

IB to ESA support group
“I finally got a decision letter today from the dwp today re. my transfer from long term IB to ESA. The whole process has taken 14 months…thank you to everyone on the site for their invaluable help and the guides, without which the whole process would have been much worse.”

PIP enhanced care and mobility
“A few days ago the brown envelope dropped through the letterbox, and I am very relieved and pleased to report that my husband has been awarded enhanced care and mobility for 3 years.
I cannot explain how we both felt in fact we were quite dazed. I cannot believe it is all over for at least 3 years…The site is worth every penny of your membership fee, and I , as before will keep up my membership, even though, we have been successful this time, I may need their help along the way again…I am so grateful to you all for your wonderful informative site and cannot thank you enough for your help.”


ESA support group success
“Today the dreaded brown envelope arrived…and this time Reassessment ESA SG - and again No Medical - and Award for 3 years! Such an ENORMOUS relief!! I couldn't have done it without advice from this site…Thanks to all involved with this great site & good luck & love to all going through the same ordeal.”

Successful DLA renewal
“I cannot believe that my DLA Renewal went so smoothly. I had followed all the advice from the site and had typed out sheets of extra information…Today I had a letter back from DWP stating that my claim is now for an indefinite period and that I have the same rates as before, Higher rate mobility and Middle rate care. So I would like to say a big thank you to Benefits and Work for their invaluable guides which I am sure helped me.”

ESA Appeal victory
“Thanks to the fantastic advice from the people on this site my sister has just won her ESA appeal. Thanks to everyone for all their help.”

ESA Support Group success
“Received my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that…Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all…Thanks to a great team”

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Successful transfer from IS to ESA support group
“…I had a call from the Job Centre stating I had full ESA and placed in the support group and a letter would follow. ..All this in a matter of 3 weeks…So the real reason for this is to thank the Benefits and Work for their help with my claim with the information which is provided on this web site.”

PIP enhanced daily living and mobility
“I also wanted to thank you for this website as it helped me be aware on the assessment and also helped me with ESA support group Tribunal last year. I have just received notification that I have been awarded enhanced PIP for living and mobility. I know I wouldn't have got this result without your guides so would like to thank you very much for providing this website. Now I can get a blue badge, create parking in my garden and hopefully leave my house more than 6 times a year! I will also be able to get someone to go shopping with me (only been shopping once this year) so the difference this will make is amazing. Thank you so much.”

IB to ESA success
“just renewed my membership for another 365 days thank you benefits & work sure helped me with my incapacity benefit to esa this site is great value for your money and covers every topic”

ESA Support Group success
“The dreaded brown envelope plopped through the letter box on Saturday morning, and it felt so thin I was sure it was a "no way Jose" letter...... BUT ESA success and placed in the Support Group without a medical !! OMG…. Thank you to all at B&W !”

ESA Appeal victory
“Thanks to the fantastic advice from the people on this site my sister has just won her ESA appeal. Thanks to everyone for all their help.”

ESA Support Group
“Received my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that …Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all…Thanks to a great team”

PIP success
“Huge, huge thank you…Well ive been crying with relief for an hour now, Thank you so much for your brilliant website and knowledge, I had my PIP decision today…low rate care and High rate Mobility. I can't thank you enough. Wonderful, just wonderful”

Transfer from IS to ESA with a cancelled medical
“I had a call from the Job Centre stating I had full ESA and placed in the support group and a letter would follow …All this in a matter of 3 weeks… So the real reason for this is to thank the Benefits and Work for their help with my claim with the information which is provided on this web site.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“Many thanks to everyone at Benefits and Work for all their help, hard work and excellent advice. I followed the ESA guides while completing my ESA50 and was delighted that …I was placed in the Support Group without a medical.”

ESA Support Group with no medical
“I'm so pleased that I have been put into the support group without having a medical and I want to say a massive thank you to Benefits and Work as I doubt this would have happened if I hadn't had followed your fantastic guide when completing the application form a year ago! …it is a gigantic weight off my shoulders.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Just had to say thanks yet again to this site. I have been reassessed for ESA and have been awarded support group again, this time without having to attend medical. I have been awarded Support group for a further two years. Once again, thank you for this site”

Thank you for PIP help
“…may I thank everyone at this site. The help from here has been immensely valuable to me particularly with regards the nightmare that is PIP.”

PIP Success
“I have been awarded Standard care and standard mobility for 3 years, to be reassessed in November 2016! I'm so chuffed and relieved. I can finally sleep at night and feel like a massive weight has been lifted! Thank you to this forum and it's members for the help and support.”

PIP been awarded at last!
“…got my letter on Saturday from the DWP…I have been given enhanced daily living component…my husband and I would like to thank you for your excellent guides that helped us at the medical and gain the money. The best subs I have ever spent Thank from the bottom of my heart.”

ESA mandatory reconsideration success
“Have had the phone call, after a Mandatory Reconsideration I have successfully been moved from wrag to Support group..Many thanks to B & W. I could not have achieved this without you knowledge and guidance.”

Support Group success
“My husband has once again been placed in the Support, only this time it's for 3 years. Could we both take this opportunity to thank everyone who has offered help and pointing us in the right direction because without it, we would certainly have not been able to construct our answers properly. Good luck to you all, and once again thank you B&W”

Mandatory Recon overturned their decision
“The dwp rang me this morning and have over turned their WRAG decision and have agreed to put me in the support group! Thank you so much to everyone on benefits and work for your help! It has been invaluable and I couldn't have done it without you all. You have been a rock to my wife and I!”

ESA result after 12 months
“Hi, I've eventually got the dreaded brown envelope through letterbox after waiting 12 months for my ESA decision from migration from Incapacity benefit. I couldn't believe it when I read that I've been placed in the Support group and WITHOUT having to attend a medical! The relief is immense after a year of worry and stress so thank you for all the help and advice on here.”

Thank you! This site is a lifeline!
“I hope this helps other users... After 18 months.... I finally won my DLA claim for HRM, and LRC at appeal after previously being turned down… I was in utter despair. This is where B&W came in... I found your site while confined to bed, feeling utterly miserable and having bad thoughts but from that day I never looked back. Thank you so much for the work you do. You have no idea how much you help people if we don't let you know. I was at my wits end and you were like Angels that lifted a weight off my shoulders. You really must read the guidelines on this site; I knew instantly where I'd gone wrong. Good Luck all with your claims, and use this site it truly is a life saver! Thank you B&W for giving me my life back.”

ESA support group success
“just had a call from DWP saying that my daughter has just been awarded ESA and is in the support group, and that its being backdated to last february 2013, we didnt even need to go for a medical assessment”

DLA success
“I went from LRC and LRM to MRC and HRM! Thank you Ben and Work for your invaluable guides, which are a must for any kind of benefits form filling!”

Finally - PIP awarded
“I have received the brown envelope today and finally contains good news, I have been awarded the daily living component, and the mobility component of personal independence payment .I am soo happyyy Thank you sooo much BW for all your support and help and good luck to everyone.”

ESA support group
“… I have been put in the ESA Support group without an ATOS medical - so wanted to say huge thanks for the info on this site and in the downloadable booklets. Helped enormously.”

PIP hope, frustration, result
“I will always remember this day! I had a phone conversation with the DWP today and was informed my claim for PIPs has been:-.................................. GRANTED!!!!!!... thank you for your support and advice through this long and worrisome process!
And a huge thanks to B+W for all your literature and support it made the difference!”


DLA renewal success
“I was not due for my DLA renewal until end of september. I got a invite to renew beginning of may so filled it in and sent it back with the help of your wonderful site and have had a reply saying they have awarded me high rate care from middle rate and high mobility…Thank you for all the help this forum give all the people who help do a fantastic job god bless you all”

ESA Support Group - success
“Just a quick message to let you know that after six long months…I have been put in the Support Group of ESA and had my claim backdated to November 2013. I would like to thank you for the help and support that you have given me during this difficult time. If it was not for the excellent guides that my husband used to complete all the forms…I would not have been award the correct decision.”

PIP Success
“… i have just come of the phone to the dwp decision maker who rang me …to inform me i had been awarded enhanced pip and mobility and i would receive backpay to the date i originally applied and he also apologised for the long wait…thanks to B & W for all the guides and help”

ESA Support group
“Just a quick message to let you know that …I have been put in the Support Group of ESA and had my claim backdated to November 2013. I would like to thank you for the help and support that you have given me during this difficult time. If it was not for the excellent guides that my husband used to complete all the forms that the DWP and ATOS had sent then I would not have been award the correct decision.”

ESA Support Group
“…well decision letter finally came today - DWP did go with ATOS recommendation for the support group - thanks so much for everyone's support here and all the info provided! Couldn't have managed without it.”

PIP success
“Much to my surprise my PIP claim has been approved and I will get the Enhanced Daily Living Component and the standard Mobility Component. The help I received from this site was invaluable and I don't think I would have been successful without it.”

DLA awarded on renewal
“…a massive thank you to this website for all the help and support given to help complete these complex and often misleading forms…I filled the form out and gathered all my necessary supporting documents and sent it off… within a few weeks I had a letter to say I had the same DLA award but for an indefinite period.”

PIP award
“Thank you so very much for all the help and advice I received from your guides. I applied for PIP. My assessment was in March . I finally had a result on Tuesday this week. More surprisingly all the back dated money was in my account yesterday. Enhanced care and standard mobility. Thanks so much”

PIP success
“Just to let you all know that today I've received a letter saying I have been awarded enhanced daily living and mobility! I cannot thank enough Benefits and Work because you all have been such a great support for me. I am so lucky to found you and cannot imagine what would I do without your great information and guidance. Thank you so much! I wish everyone who is applying PIP good luck! Its a very hard and stressful process but Benefits and Work moderators are absolutely brilliant!”

Support Group success
“Have just been told via the phone, that I've been placed in the support group for three years. Cannot thank benefits and work enough for all their support and invaluable guides, you all do a sterling job, and I would like to thank you so much. Hope this gives encouragement to others who are playing 'the waiting game' that there can be light at the end of the tunnel.”

ESA support group
“Good news! As a result of being put into the ESA Support Group, my local Council informed me that Housing Benefit would now pay all my rent and Council Tax Support would pay all my Council Tax”

Support Group without medical
“Having used your site I was placed in support group without medical, although it took 42 weeks to get a response!”

DLA renewal award
“My DLA was due to expire in July 2014 - I was invited to renew. Imagine my absolute surprise to receive a new award of Higher rate care & Higher rate mobility for 5 years!! No medical or other enquiries. Thank you so much Benefits and Work, I'm sure the success was due to following your guide to the letter.”

PIP success
“I've had a decision letter and it's great news. Standard rate for daily care and enhanced rate for mobility. Both ongoing and to be reviewed in 2025…I'm happy with the outcome and the Capita assessment...I hope this result gives some encouragement to those still going through the process.”

IB to ESA support group
“After receiving a form to change from IB to ESA…I have at last received a letter putting me in the support group of ESA without a medical. Without help from Benefits and Work I do not think this would have happened…I couldn't be happier, it is such a weight off my mind.”

Work related activity group to Support Group
“hi all,this is my second time joining as a member, first time you helped me with my appeal from wrag to SG for which I am eternally grateful”

DLA renewal success
“I am delighted, as last time I had to go to appeal. I put it all down to your help and guidance. I have been a member for 4 years now and you have helped me through my ESA transfer to support group for 3 years and now the renewal of my DLA.”

IB/IS/SDA to ESA conversion
“I have been a member for over 6 months now and I would like to say Thank You for all your support that you give to your users. I have learned a lot from reading your guides and from other member’s forum posts and comments.”

DLA renewal success
“…a massive thank you to this website for all the help and support given to help complete these complex and often misleading forms.”

IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“After receiving a form to change from IB to ESA and sending it back in December I have at last received a letter putting me in the support group of ESA without a medical. Without help from Benefits and Work I do not think this would have happened. As time was dragging on I was expecting to receive a call to go to a medical but this did not happen, I couldn't be happier, it is such a weight off my mind.”

ESA Support Group success
“I filled in my transfer from incapacity benefit to ESA form about 6 months ago and got my answer this Monday. ESA support group with no medical. Thanks to the guides here I included a lot more of how my daily life is affected. So, a big thank you and well done.”

ESA Support Group Success for 2nd time
“…thanks to B&W for the outcome of my reassessment for ESA. Using the guides & advice from the moderators throughout, I was placed in the WRAG after attending the WCA…DWP confirmed in writing I will not be callled for another ressessment before 3 yrs!! - Yippee!!
The membership fee for B&W has to be the best long term investment I have ever made. Without its expert guides & moderators I would not have had the success I have had …nor with my application for DLA - HRM & HRC for 4 yrs. Anyone who is unsure about the value of being a member - do take the plunge.”


ESA Success
“Im so greatfull this site and forum has helped me sucessfuly recieve ESA SG contribution based for 3 years, after previously being on IB”

Thank you for PIP success
“Hello team…I rang DWP today just on the off chance for an update and been told I have got the enhanced rate for care and Mobility…I could not thank you enough for all the help and support you have given me, just thank you so much. Your guides were absolutely fantastic and without you I think I may have totally lost it lol…Thank you again and god bless.”

Surprise letter - now in Support Group
“I was migrated from IB to ESA WRAG group 2 years ago. Last year I was re-assessed and sent the forms in. Today I got a brown envelope from the DWP - they have reassessed me and placed me in the Support Group. The relief is immense. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here for their help.”

From IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“Hi all, just to say many, many thanks for all the guides. Invaluable! This is the No. 1 site for people like me, cannot thank you all enough.”

ESA success
“My partner was told he had no points but after requesting a mandatory reconsideration last week he has been told the decision has been overturned. Couldn't have done this without help from this site. Thank you so much it has been a lifesaver.”

Assigned to Support Group
“I've just had a letter informing me that I've been moved from the WRAG into the Support Group without even having to go to Atos for another assessment. I really am incredibly grateful to all staff at B&W for the wonderful service you provide. My heartfelt thanks go to all of you!”

DLA renewal success
“…just to give hope to others I sent my dla renewal form off about 2 weeks ago with no supporting evidence...i used the guidelines from this site…I got a letter confirming my dla for hrm and mrc was awarded for an indefinate period… happy days I wish everybody else a speedy decision. thanx again to the site for the guidelines.”

PIP awarded
“I got the DWP letter on Saturday…so I'd like to thank this site as without reading through all the advice and fact sheets I doubt I would have even got the mobility.”

SUCCESS !, got extra ESA Premiums, THANK'S B&W !
“Thanks to B&W I had already successfully claimed PIP and had my IB successfully transferred to ESA support group. Now I have successfully claimed the ESA income related Enhanced Disability Premium and the Severe Disability Premium, both of which I'd never even heard of before reading about them here on B&W !.
THANK'S AGAIN B&W ! ! ! / BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL ! ! !”

Yay! I’m in the Support Group of ESA
“After having a recorded ATOS medical assessment in February, I have been placed in the Support Group for ESA. Thank you, for all the help and advice for filling out the form”

Work related activity group to Support Group
“i have just found out that i have been placed in support group from wrag… i can not tell you how relieved i am, the stress of it all has really took it out of me, thankyou it really helps just knowing someone is there for you if you need help”

Zero points to Support Group at appeal
“thanks to this wonderful site and the helpful moderators i had the best of medical evidence from my gp and cfs team …the relief was so much that my fiance who has supported me throughout broke down in tears. i hope this brings hope to those in the same situation, dont give up!...thank you again at B and W”

Moved from work related activity group to ESA Support Group
“I appealed against being placed into WRAG, and have been sent a letter saying decision on my ESA claim looked at again and I have been placed into support group, won't be sent to independent tribunal etc. Thank you for guides and info on B and W site”

ESA- Won on appeal
“Thanks to your great site which I am so happy I subscribed to, I had my tribunal hearing for ESA on Friday 28/03/14 and won…”

Incapacity to Support Group
“hi all… today was told i had been placed in the support group with no medical i am sure the outcome is as a result of the info and guides on this site so i would like to give a big thank you to all…Thanks again its a great site and i for one would have been lost without it!”

Work related activity to Support Group
“Was taken off WRAG group on to support group, thank you for your advice, invaluable”

ESA Support Group
“Thought I'd post to firstly say thank you to Benefits and Work for your fantastic guides - Couldn't have done it without your help!! And secondly to give others in same situation an idea of timescales - 30 weeks to the day from posting to receiving results!!”

ESA new claim support group success
“Brand new claim. Today received the news I am in the support group from 11th March. No medical! It's thanks to the guides on here & a brilliant gp”

Successful ESA appeal to support group
“Appeal allowed - to go from work related activity group to support group, under section 35 ESA regs 2008…In a sort of state of happy shock! Many thanks to the site organisers and contributors.”

Support Group renewal
“Thank you and everyone who has given their support to me over the last year. Without you giving your time to help when you are also ill yourselves is remarkable. I have been put in the Support Group again…Thank you all so much for your help.”
  
Support Group success
“Had a call this morning I am Support Group for 2 yrs. Such a relief. Thank you for all the information on this site. It's a god send.” 
 
Support Group
“Just to give some hope to all those waiting months to hear from DWP with reassessments.
After 8 months I finally heard that they have kept me in the support group - and no medical either.
Many thanks to B&W for the excellent guides.”

  
Transfer from IB to ESA success ... bit shocked
“Hi, and thank you that this site and forum exist. I'd been reading the newsletters and am really glad to join. Thanks for the information and support.”
 
ESA appeal success
“Thanks for all the info / support that your site offers! Got the letter today, I won my appeal.”
  
IB to Support Group success
“I would never have been able to fill the forms in without your help and Wonderful Guides and Knowledge ,I know I only posted a couple of questions for help but the answers I got helped me a great deal but I come on here every day to read up and keep up to date and read other peoples queries and this is the best money I have ever spent and I will continue to be a member of B&W for many years to come … once again thank you all very much and good luck to every body else who is going through this”
  
son won ESA support group appeal after two year wait
“..(my son) had appeal heard for previous claim and was put into support group, this is mainly due to your guides and help once again a big thank you. just have to wait and see what atos say about new claim he put in in jan. Thank you again”
  
ESA support group appeal won!
“… just won my appeal from wrag to support group of esa and its all your advice and support over the past few months that helped me through this nerve racking … b and w is a must for all people on benefits and i will be renewing my subscription thats for sure thanks again for being there when i needed some support”
  
ESA success
“Well, if I had a hat I would take it off to you guys.... thanks a million, couldnt have done it without you, and I will remain a member for life, thats how important this site is, in my opinion. Fantastic job you guys are doing, next stop PIP for me so I will be keeping an eye on things here every day that I am able to. Thanks again all, you are superb!”
  
PIP awarded
“At last I have been awarded PIP after all this time waiting…Thank to B & W for all your help”
 
ESA deferral
“Thanks guys - you do a great job in providing hope and guidance”

 

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IB - ESA success, THANK'S B&W !
“Good news this week, got letter confirming I will be transferred from Incapacity Benefit to ESA Support Group after medical. Can't thank you enough B&W !, couldn't have done it without this site, the incredible people on here and the brilliant guides to filling in the forms and the assessment process. THANK'S !”
 
IB to ESA transfer
“I was transferred from Ib to esa support group, which took seven months in total. Many thanks to B&W for your help, you gave me confidence to both fill in the form and attend my medical knowing I had a fair chance of success.”
 

Thank you - support group success
“a big thank you to the mods on this site…after a mandatory review using the info off this site I have been moved up into the Support group (2 years)…thank you”
 
 
DLA appeal success
“HI I have just had my DLA appeal today and I have been granted high rate mobility and low rate care which is being backdated to 6/3/2013 It helped enormously reading your papers so thank you so much”
 
ESA Tribunal success
“I attended my ESA Tribunal yesterday and won!..Thank you to those of you at the B&W website for all this wonderful information.”
 
 
ESA50 completion
“I would never have been able to make detailed replies to the descriptors by myself, so I want to thank B+W for their fantastic guides.”
 
PIP award
We have just received out first decision on a PIP application. Awarded enhanced for daily living and mobility, backdated to date of application. All down to your guide so many thanks. However, it is almost 7 months from application to decision.

 

IB to ESA Support Group
I used your guides to fill in my ESA form and I have been transferred from IB to support group, no medical. Thank you very very much

Appeal won
Thank you so much for your advice about ESA Appeals.

IB to ESA transfer
I've successfully been transferred from IB to IRESA without a medical! Without your site none of this would have happened - Im absolutely sure of that. I would and have advised anyone and everyone to become a member and have the same unlimited access to the help, advice and support only found on this site. Once again Thank you!

ESA success
My transfer from Incapacity to ESA had been a success! I relied heavily on the guides from this website, both for mental and physical illnesses, as well as info from the forum, and the DWP have put me in the Support Group! I really couldn't have done it without you. I found the guides and site very supportive, as well as knowledgeable and informative, and that 'added ingredient' was so important and much appreciated. So thank you all so very much

ESA Support group
“Hi my hubby had phone call from DWP,he has been put in surport group for 3yrs
thankyou for the suport you gave to me, he has serve depresion ,so this was agreat outcome”


ESA success
“My transfer from Incapacity to ESA had been a success! I relied heavily on the guides from this website, both for mental and physical illnesses, as well as info from the forum, and the DWP have put me in the Support Group! I really couln't have done it without you. I found the guides and site very supportive, as well as knowledgeable and informative, and that 'added ingredient' was so important and much appreciated. So thank you all so very much”

PIP success
“I finally got my confirmation letter and the money has come through. So I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the mods and everyone on the forum who has posted…. the help and confidence it gives you seeing other peoples real stories has helped me greatly to try and get the help I need.”

DLA success
“After getting heaps of information and help from you mods and guides from this website, I practically helped my father re-write the application form again giving as much information as possible…Today he gets a decision: High Rate Mobility High Rate Care for 3 years
Wow couldn't believe it. Nor could my father. But thanks to your guilds this has made it possible. He can now start to think about himself and get the help that he deserves. Thank you once again.”


ESA Support group
“my partner was placed into the support group in December 2013 we have phoned up to see when she will be reviewed and she has the award for three years she has ms…many thanks for all the advice from this wonderful site well worth the subscription money…”

I/B to ESA Migration Many Thanks to You
“with the help of benefits and work site and the Mods, I heard today that I have been placed in the
Support Group from I/B…again many thanks for all your help and advice”


Success before appeal
“…I duly had a phone call later in the afternoon saying yes they… had changed their decision. This sounded too good to be true!! Saturday's mail brought more post from DWP…confirming they had changed their decision & the appeal would lapse. Wow!!
Without the information on this website, comments from the moderators, on this thread & others,
& the support of a good GP we would never have got the decision reversed.
Thanks for the excellent resources on the site & the advise & dedication of the moderators.”


ESA Support Group success
“… my ESA decision came today and I have been placed straight into the Support Group this time without the need for a medical.
Thankyou for the continued support of this forum, and to the people that make it possible to help provide others with help when they need it most. I'm sure everything you do is very much appreciated by many members who have found your guides and comments invaluable when they are at a very anxious time in their lives.”


IB to ESA result
“I used the guides and sought some advice about medical evidence when completing the ESA so thanks to this site I have had the best possible outcome. Thank you once again to the site owner and the mods”

Return to Work
“This is just to say a HUGE thankyou to Benefits & Work for helping me throughout my recovery. It has been almost four years since my accident. Its been life changing and its taken a while to recover. I might not be as good as new but I'm now able to get back to work.
Thanks guys. Without your help it would have been a complete nightmare.”

DLA renewal & ESA appeal success
“Just want to say thank you for the advice I received from this site. Worth every penny of the subscription fee. Won my appeal for ESA support group, and just sent in DLA renewal for husband. Got it back within 10 days and awarded indefinitely medium care and high mobility with having to see doctor.
Thank you so much.”

ESA support group
“Hi good news today with your help I have been put into the support group received letter today…”

IB to ESA Support Group without medical
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at B&W for their invaluable guides (which I also used years ago for a DLA renewal) as I have just heard I have been put in the Support Group for contribution-based ESA. I could not have done it without your wonderful guides.
Thanks also for the great advice from the moderators on this site and also for the regular Newsletters which kept me informed and reminded me I wasn't alone.”


ESA success on reconsideration
“A very big thank you to you all,I received a letter on Xmas eve, 3 years in the support group, given after reconsideration. no appeal what a relief. I could not of done this without your help. Once again thank you.”

Support group without medical
“With the help of this site and the WCA handbook, together with outside support, I got in to the Support Group without a medical.
This has made me feel as if a good force has pulled me away from the 'cliff-edge' that I felt I had been hanging off.”


Successful Appeal
“I should like to thank you all at Benefits and Work. Your excellent advice and the comfort that you have given me has been, and is, invaluable.”

Support Group
“You've managed to steer us in the right direction a few times now, give us that vital piece of information we were missing. I know for a fact that key things that we've learned here on the Benefits and Work Forum have helped us get my dad in to the rightful Support Group.”

Support Group without medical
“I filled in his ESA50 for him using your excellent guides. This shows how much worth B & W is as this is my third success story.”

DLA renewed at the same rate
“Thanks everybody at B&W for your excellent guides and information.”

DLA renewed until 2016
“Many thanks to the site for all the up to date info.”

PIP Success
“Got news over Christmas period of successful PIPclaim, high rate care and mobility for 3 years after face to face with 'Atos/Salus'. Could not have done it without following B&W guides on how to apply correctly.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“I want to say a big thank you to the advisers on this site I went from sda to support group without medical, I would never have been able to answer questions on forms without your help.”

ESA Support Group without a medical
“With the help of this site and the WCA handbook, together with outside support, I got in to the Support Group without a medical.”

DLA Appeal allowed
“a huge thank you to B &W as without the information obtained from your site I'm not so sure we would have been so successful. The judge actually commented on our submission stating that it was one of the best he had heard. This was all down to B & W in our opinion as without it we could not have done such a good representation without using some of the case law we had obtained.”

DLA renewal
“Thank you so much for the guides and the forum support. I've heard today that my DLA remains the same and has been renewed until 2018!”

Transfer from IB to ESA
“I had a phone call today from the DWP telling me that I had being put onto ESA from IB without a medical for 3 years thank you so much for all your advice and help Its the best news ever. THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN.”

DLA renewed until March 2016
“Thanks to using the invaluable detailed guides, I've been re awarded HRM and MRC until March 2016, with no medical this time.”

From IB to ESA, placed in the support group, prognosis 3 years
“The site has been invaluable and helped me to both understand the horribly complicated benefit structure (kind of) and to organise information so that I could accurately convey how my life is affected by my condition.”

Straight into the Support Group with no medical on reassessment
“This time I had read a lot of the information on this site and know without a doubt that is what made the difference because my health is not any different from before.”

Higher rate care and Lower rate mobility until 02/12/2018
“Thank you B&W so much and I will definitely continuing membership as I'm sure when the time comes to sort out ESA and the change to PIP in a few years your guides will be just as valuable then.”

ESA Support Group for 3 years
“Can't thank the people on this site enough, with the help of the guides and a letter from my GP I have now been awarded ESA in the support group till Oct 2016”

Won appeal thanks to your guides
“Thanks to the guides I successfully represented my daughter at her tribunal and she won her appeal for ESA work related”

IB to ESA for three years
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you, IB to ESA for three years, filled in all the forms back in June and have worried ever since, could not have done it without all your information.
I am sure many people would qualify if only they knew how to approach the ridiculous questions that the forms ask”

Support Group without medical
“I am in the support group without having to have another medical!! thank you benefits & work for the help in filling out the dreaded form!. I cannot hold a pen long enough to complete said form and filled it in on line using your guide lines this time”

DLA decision overturned
“I purchased this membership and followed it to the letter and today she has been reinstated at a higher level for 4 years to higher care and lower mobility, after being told she wasn't entitled to anything!!!!!”

Placed in the Support Group following a medical
“Thank you All for your help!”

Placed in the Support Group
“I received a letter on Saturday to say I had been put in the support group after sending the form for my transfer from ib. I found out this morning it is for 3 years. It took 21 weeks from the first letter to the decision. I want to thank you all as I have been reading the forum and guides for a long time in readiness for the form and know that it helped me present the evidence in a better way than I would have done.”

IB to the Support Group without a face-to-face assessment 
“I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to this wonderful website for all the information provided during such a worrying and anxious time.”

DLA renewed at the same rates for 2 years “I'm absolutely astounded. I know I couldn't have done it without the help that the forms gave me.”

ESA success “Thanks to the Benefits and Work ESA guides I have now been successful in my claim for ESA and I have been placed in the support group without a medical.”

Placed in the Support Group until 2015 without a medical “I really just wanted to say a huge thank you to people here for your encouragement and advice Thank You.”

ESA granted “Just to say thank you for all the information contained on this website. Being able to clearly set out the facts without drifting off into unnecessary ramblings, are all the benefits of being a member of this website.”

Placed in the Support Group for 3 years “I would like to thank everyone involved with benefit and works and all the moderators for their hard work and help with questions and queries.”

Support Group On Appeal “I wanted to let you know that your advice has worked - I won my appeal! Thank you for everything, I couldn't have done it without your reply and I'm very grateful to you.”

Appeal won “husbands appeal was today…the best thing about it is he WON and they have placed him into the Support Group not to be reassessed for 2 years. So many thanks for all the info and help on this site as I would have not been able to help him without you”

IB to ESA Support Group “I have just been transferred from Incapacity Benefit to the ESA Support Group and like many others would like to thank you for your excellent guides.”

Success WRAG to Support Group “DO DO keep going if you feel from the information on the forum you have a case. it can be done and a MASSIVE thank you for all the support the team have given me it has been fantastic.”

Personal independence payment (PIP) success “finally, after waiting 20 weeks, I had a decision at the first attempt at pip. I got enhanced rate after a face to face with a very nice ex nurse. it was a good experience, i wish you all the very best, and a big thank you to all at b and w.”

ESA Support Group “I just wanted to say thanks all on this site for your help and support. My son finally heard today in the support group.”

IB to ESA Support Group without a medical “Just wanting to thank you so very much for all your support and the excellent advice and work you do. I have today received a letter saying I have gone from Incapacity Benefit to the Support Group of Employment and Support Allowance without a face to face assessment.”

IB to ESA Support Group no medical “Just got the phone call and was told I am put into the support group without a medical. I have no doubt this is solely due to the guides on here . . .“

ESA Support Group for 2 years after 3 months wait “.. like to say thank you ..couldn't have done it without the advice and knowledge from the forum ...”

2nd Revision, now in Support Group “Thank you Benefits and Work, The MODS who gave me advice and links to follow with more advice. You have kept me going.”

Successfully placed in WRAG after Upper Tribunal appeal “It has taken me two years but I got there in the end, many thanks to all at benefits and work, keep up the good work. Soooooooooo Happy”

DLA reconsideration just before appeal! “…it may seem a struggle to complete all the appeal forms, worry about the appeals process etc but if you persevere using the excellent guidance from this website you can get the right result!”

ESA Support Group at review and DLA indefinitely “I have ME/CFS and over the past few months I've had to renew both my ESA and DLA… I was moved to the support group from WRAG… I've recently renewed (DLA) and my award has been kept the same (HRM & MRC), but this time I have been awarded DLA indefinately! . . .”

Incapacity to ESA “Just wanted to say thankyou for all ur help, I've gone from incapacity to ESA and just been informed I'm in the support group. So thank you so much.”

Support Group without medical “…my wife called the DWP and they confirmed she would not have to attend a medical and will remain in the support group…Thanks again to your wonderful website and the support it gives to us all.”

ESA Support Group “Twenty weeks after submitting my ESA50, the dreaded brown envelope arrived yesterday informing me that I have been placed in the Support Group, without being called for a medical. . . Thank you to everyone at B&W for providing such comprehensive guidelines”

 

Placed in the Support Group after successful renewal
“Benefits & Work is easily the best one-stop resource for helping to make a successful claim.”

ESA Appeal won at Tribunal
“The Information on this Web site was invaluable in preparing for this case as I was representing myself, and I thank you very much. Well worth the joining fee absolutely brilliant.”

Support Group without a medical
“All due, I'm quite sure, to following the Benefits and Work guide. Thank You.”

Placed in the Support Group before appeal heard at Tribunal
“A BIG thank you to Mrs HTB, bro58 and Gordon for all your help you have given me along my journey, without your advice and the guides on this site I would never have got this far. I can only say thank you and please don’t stop we NEED you all.”

ESA form completed
“just want to say thank you to everyone on this site for they help and support, just have to play waiting game now .thank you could not have completed it without your help.”

Support Group from IB without medical
“Thank you Thank you and I Thank you…I feel my success is down to BW and the supportive letter from my GP….Muchly relieved and thankful”

ESA award success
“Hi this is our first post, but would like to thank Benefits and Work for their excellent guides that have resulted in my husband being migrated from IB to the ESA Support Group”

Thank you – IB to ESA Support Group
“I just wanted to thank Benefits and Work guides, as well as [the mods] for their advice - my daughter just got her ESA decision letter, and she has been moved to ESA Support Group, without the need for a medical, which is fantastic news.
The guides and advice posted here surely contributed greatly to helping fill in the convoluted forms and her successfull transition.”


Successful transfer to ESA
“I have recently been transfered from IS to esa… Great info Benefits and work team.”

Placed in the Support Group for 3 years without a medical
“ the support and advice being offered by yourselves at Benefits & Work has proved to be an absolute LIFELINE..”

In the Support Group until 2016 with no assessment
“I could not have got through the form without your help so I do thank you ALL”

Higher Rate Mobility awarded after DLA renewal
“Many thanks to B & W for the useful advice here which helped me to win higher mobility from previous lower rate for ME/CFS”

Placed in the Support Group for the second time for 2 years
“So thankful. Just to let people know that it is possible..”

High Rate Mobility and High Rate Care awarded indefinitely on reconsideration
“Thank you for all your help and advice - it makes a difference”. 

Support group without a medical
“Firstly, a big thank you. The membership fee was worth every penny”

WRAG without a medical
“Using the guides gave me the best chance of stating my situation clearly and with support of my medical evidence.”

Support group without a medical
“Thanks to Benefits and Work for all your information.”

DLA renewal at same rates
“Thank you B&W for your invaluable guides and support in answering any queries i brought up.”

IB to support group without medical
“a huge thank you for the second to none excellent advice that you present on your Site.”

IB to support group without medical
“I cannot thank the members and people that run this site enough for the information they provide”

From IB to WRAG to support group on appeal
“Like many others I could not have done it w/out the guides on this site.”

3 more years in support group without medical
“Thank you all much to the selfless mods who do so much to help us despite going through the same nightmare themselves. There are no words to really express my gratitude.”

IB to ESA support group after medical
“Thank you for the excellent guides which were invaluable, made the worst forms by miles i have EVER had to tackle possible.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“Thank you again! Well worth the money joining you!”

Support group after paper hearing
“Thanks everybody at B&W and special thanks to Bro, Gordy, Mrs H, and Jim for your patience and advice.”

IB to ESA without medical
“I feel I may sleep a little easier tonight thanks to the brilliant people on this site!”

From WRAG to support group on second assessment
“your guide was the key to success as my condition hadn't changed from the first time Thank you thank you if you’re not sure whether to subscribe just do it advice is invaluable!!”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“I want to thank you all for your clear guidance which kept me focussed as I plodded through the ESA50.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“I would not have had a clue if it were not for this site and the moderators dedication to helping people who are trying to get to grips with the ever so complicated benefits system.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“This would not have happened without your help, I now advise people to sign up. I can't thank you enough.”

DLA appeal success and ESA support group
“Big thanks everybody at B&W and all the advice on how to appeal a DLA claim.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“Hi just to say a huge thank you for the wonderful guides and support.”

 ESA support group
“Without any doubt this successful outcome is due to the help and guidance provided in the B & W guides and the superb moderators”

ESA support group without medical
“I can't thank you enough for seeing me through this difficult time.”

Support group on appeal
“I don't think I could have gone through with the whole process if it hadn't of been for your advice & support. So from the bottom of my heart thank you toyou all at B&W.”

IB to ESA support group on review
“Many thanks for your guides - I followed them to the letter.”

Support group on appeal
“But Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU BENEFITS AND WORK. You're life savers. I'll be recommending you to anyone who needs help applying for benefits. The best £20 I've ever spent.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“I am in no doubt that success of my award is due to this informative and supportive website.”

DLA renewed without medical
“I would just like to thank all the Moderators and members who contribute so much to this fantastic site.”

Support group without medical
“Just a quick note to say thank you for providing a place for all the sick and disabled people of this country to get access to reliable information”

Support group after cancelled medical
“Our deep and sincere thanks to everyone at B&W.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“Firstly a massive thank you for all of your help in the forum and in members sections.”

Support group without medical for a second time
“Thanks to all at B & W for all your help and the fantastic guides.”

Support group without medical
“Without any doubt would never have succeeded with claim without the excellent and comprehensive information ìn your site.”

Support group after medical
“Just wanted to let you know and say thank you to all the people who work so hard on this site helping us.”

IB to ESA support group without medical
“would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to ‘Benefits & Work’ for the helpfulness of the information on the website”


Successful ESA appeal
“Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for this amazing site!”:)

Successful claim for DLA – higher rate mobility, low rate care

“Thank you so very much for your wonderful site!”

DLA supersession, high rate mobility and high rate care awarded indefinitely
“I am shaking and crying but for once with happiness and relief . . . I cannot thank you all enough for what you do”

DLA awarded at renewal for 2 years and at same rate, low rate mobility and middle rate care
“Would just like to say a massive THANK YOU for all your help”

Decision revised to ESA Support Group after appealing against IB to WRAG
“First of all i would like to say a big thank you to benefits and work”

Placed in ESA Support Group
“Thanks to the guides on the site they made filling In the ESA50 form a lot easier.”

Successful DLA claim, high rate mobility and high rate care awarded for 5 years
“I just want to thank everyone here, and especially the people who wrote the guides, for my DLA application being successful.”

Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment and DLA increased from low rate care to middle rate care and high rate mobility
“Thanks to everyone on the team at Benefits and Work.”

Unable to attend, but went from 0 to 15 points at ESA appeal

“Thank you for all the information and advice given by everyone at B&W.”

Placed in ESA Support Group after medical assessment
“Without the help of the guides and advice from members I would have been totally lost. I am a 51 yr old bloke but I cried when I put the phone down after getting the news yesterday.”

ESA reassessed without medical, staying in Support Group for another 18 months

“Thanks to all on this site - Steve, the wonderful Mods and all members.”

Success at ESA appeal, an extra 12 points awarded
“I just want to thank the creators of the site.”

Remaining in ESA Support Group for two years following reassessment, no medical
“A big thank you to all Mods for their invaluable advise, and also thank you to all members for their support.”

Moved from ESA WRAG to Support Group after requesting appeal
“Thanks to benefitsandwork for their great help.”

Placed in ESA Support Group after medical assessment
“Thank you so much to all at B&W.”

Placed in ESA Support Group for 18 months
“Please pass my thanks on to steve for this site, we would all be lost without it”

Successful migration from IB to ESA Support Group, for 3 years after recorded medical
“A huge heartfelt thanks for your dedication to helping members cope with an unfair and mean-spirited system.”

ESA decision revised after request for appeal, placed in Support Group

“Many thanks to everybody on the team”

DLA awarded indefinitely

“Could not have managed without your help.”

Placed in ESA Support Group without medical assessment
“would like to thank benefits and work forum for such good info.”

Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment for 3 year period
“I just wanted to say thank you for your excellent guides and moderators who have helped me get what I am entitled to.”

Moved from IB to ESA Support Group, no medical assessment
“I would like to thank the forum mod's and members for their support and the authors of the excellent b&w guides.”

Placed in ESA Support Group without a medical
“I could not have done it without the help from the guides on your website”

From IB to Support Group without medical
“I am absolutely certain this would not have been possible without your website and guides.”

Placed in ESA Support Group without medical
“my subscription ..was well worth it”

ESA reassessed, placed in Support Group for 2 years
“Thank you every one. Your advice and support so valued.”

Placed in ESA Support Group without medical assessment or having to supply extra medical evidence
“a humungous thank you to all the Mods on here”

Success at ESA appeal, nil to 15 points and placed in WRAG
“thank you very much for the help your guides gave to me”

Successful DLA supersession, awarded high rate mobility and high rate care for an indefinite period
“I can't recommend the excellent b&w guides enough.”

ESA Support Group again with no medical
“A HUGE thank you to everyone involved with this site, I've found it to be a professional and factual source of information. Keep up the good work ... you really do make a difference”

Success at IB to ESA appeal, from no award to Support Group
“We would like to say a very massive thank you to the moderators, advisers and everybody else who contributes to this community.”

From IB to ESA WRAG with no medical
“received letter today transferred from ib to esa without medical thanks to b&w”

DLA decision revised, high rate mobility and middle rate care awarded indefinitely
“Thank goodness for Benefits and Work, it really did help with anything I was unsure of. Thank you.”

Success at ESA appeal
“don't give up keep going and use B and W to help you”

Successful migration from IB to ESA on appeal after 0 points awarded
“Many thanks for all the help that this site has given me from the very start in completing my ESA50”

Transferred from IB to ESA Support Group without medical and for 2 years
“Just want to say what a great job B&W does as I followed everything they advised within the site. Great job moderators.”

Placed in ESA Support Group and DLA high rate mobility and low rate care awarded for another 2 years on renewal
“Just want to say thanks very much for all the advice from this forum, and the ESA and DLA guides.”

ESA Support Group after Healthcare Professional suspends medical assessment
“I would like to thank this site for the help and guidance”

High rate mobility and middle rate care awarded at DLA appeal
“you do a wonderful service for everybody and thank you again could not have done it without all your help”

Placed in ESA Support Group
“Just wanted to say a "huge thank you" to all moderators and members on the site, for all the help and support.”

DLA successfully renewed, award of high rate mobility and high rate care continued
“just like to thank everyone for their help and support, and the info and tips on this site.”

ESA Support Group without medical
“Just want to say a big thank you to this site and everyone here.”

Success at DLA appeal, low rate care awarded
“Thanks for all your good advice”

ESA appeal success, moved from WRAG to Support Group
“although I had my local welfare rights team support me. The guides on here and the advice from others here was far more useful.”

Placed in Support Group for ESA
“The information on this site and advice from forum moderators and members has been invaluable.”

ESA decision revised, moved from WRAG to Support Group
“Just a quick thank you to benefits and work for their sound advice.”

Moved from ESA WRAG to Support Group for 2 years
“transferred to esa from ib without a medical, using the wonderful guides”

Placed in ESA Support Group with no medical assessment
“Thanks to the great information on this wonderful site i was automatically placed in support group and no medical”

DLA middle rate care and low rate mobility and ESA Support Group

“Thank you all once again the guides were priceless in my case”

Migrated from IS to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
“Thank you all at benefits and work for the excellent guides”

DLA success, high rate mobility and middle rate care
“Many thanks B&W, well worth the subscription”

Placed in ESA Support Group and not called for medical assessment
“just wanted to say thank you to this site & the online guides”

Son’s DLA successfully renewed after reaching age 16

“Have used your fabulous guides and my son's DLA has been renewed for post 16”

From IB to ESA Support Group for 3 years
“I cannot thank your website enough, I studied your information guides and know that this would not have happened without your help”

Moved from IS to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
“I just wanted to say thanks for the helpful guides you offer.”

Indefinite award of high rate mobility and middle rate care DLA on renewal
“Just proves your guides really do work as all I did was follow the guide to the letter”

Transferred from IB to ESA Support Group
“Thanks Benefits and Work”

Placed in ESA Support Group for 2 years
“Thank you to benefits and work for helping me word the form in the correct way”

After 3 years of “hard struggle” placed in ESA Support Group
“a big thank you to you all for your help and advice”

0 points to Support Group on revision
“I am a bit disappointed if I am honest as I wanted to be in the WRAG group.”

Successful DLA claim for high rate mobility
“I couldn't have done it without using your guide to claiming DLA. I can't thank you enough!”

Migrated from IB to ESA Support Group
“Thanks to the wonderful guides and also the information provided by the Members and Mods/staff on the forum.”

ESA appeal success, 0 to 18 points
“Thanks for all the tips and help on here.”

DLA renewal, high rate mobility and low rate care awarded for indefinite period
“Once again thanks to everyone on this brilliant site.”

ESA support group after 2 years
“Thank you to everyone on this site for all your help, support and your advice.”

Placed in ESA Support Group in 11 working days

“I would have been lost without your great guides.”

Moved from WRAG to support group until 2015 after lodging appeal on IB to ESA transfer.
“May I take this oppertunity of thanking Steve,bro 58, and Gordon for their help.”

IB to ESA Support Group without medical assessment
“Thank you, thank you”

Successful ESA appeal, 0 to 18 points
“I would like to thank this site for the assistance the manuals and other comments provided”

Placed in ESA Support Group after 10 minutes at appeal
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Success at ESA appeal
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