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TOPIC: ESA

ESA 2 years 9 months ago #123356

Recieved my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that, today I got the letter from job centre saying the same, unsure why the date is from 7th August till the 26th November , I have DLA FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD,, just wondering if the PIP forms will be sent to be before the November date..
Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all. I have been to five tribunals since the early 90,s it really wares you down.
Thanks to a great team

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ESA 2 years 9 months ago #123358

Congratulations on your award, you can relax now.

Mags
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ESA 2 years 9 months ago #123359

Suzanne wrote: Recieved my ESA forms in May this year, have been put into the contribution based support group, really pleased about that, today I got the letter from job centre saying the same, unsure why the date is from 7th August till the 26th November , I have DLA FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD,, just wondering if the PIP forms will be sent to be before the November date..
Thanks to this site and excellent advice help I don't know how I would have coped with it all. I have been to five tribunals since the early 90,s it really wares you down.
Thanks to a great team


Hi S,

Well done on The SG Award !!! :cheer: :cheer:

Thanks for your kind words !! :)

If the dates that you speak of, "7th August till the 26th November" are in your ESA SG Decision Notice letter, the November date is purely for admin purposes.

This is because the period covered does not include The Xmas Bonus payment, which is payable from the next pay-week after 26/11/14, i.e. the first pay-week of December.

So it has nothing to do with the recommended period of your SG award before reassessment. (The Prognosis) :

How often will I be reviewed

To find out the prognosis of your ESA SG award, you can ring the number on the Decision Notice letter, they should have it on screen.

If you want this confirmed in writing and copies of the documentation used in coming to The SG award, further information can be found on one of my previous posts :

Here.

With regards to your DLA, if you have an Indefinite Award, you should not be invited to claim PIP until sometime after October 2015.

bro58
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ESA 2 years 9 months ago #123362

Thank you
I wasn't sure what it meant but you re assured me, I thought that even if you had an indefinite award of DLA you still had to go through the PIP challenge, to be honest I just couldn't face the stress and worry..
I wasn't expecting any result for my ESA till later in the year and that would have been for an interview, the letter arriving in July and put into the support group with no medical was a real shock but a real boost also.

I don't think that one can ever totally relax when on benefits things change so quickly, I was awarded my DLA for indefinite period in 2011 , then this PIP was spoken about, I just thought here I go again having to fight for everything. I used your guides for all my cases and they were a massive help to me..

I just can't thank B&W enough. :) :)

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ESA 2 years 9 months ago #123363

Suzanne wrote: Thank you
I wasn't sure what it meant but you re assured me, I thought that even if you had an indefinite award of DLA you still had to go through the PIP challenge, to be honest I just couldn't face the stress and worry..
I wasn't expecting any result for my ESA till later in the year and that would have been for an interview, the letter arriving in July and put into the support group with no medical was a real shock but a real boost also.

I don't think that one can ever totally relax when on benefits things change so quickly, I was awarded my DLA for indefinite period in 2011 , then this PIP was spoken about, I just thought here I go again having to fight for everything. I used your guides for all my cases and they were a massive help to me..

I just can't thank B&W enough. :) :)


Hi S,

Yes, I know what you mean regarding not being able to relax !! :(

However, you should not have to worry Re : PIP until after October 2015, and we have a General Election before then !!

Cheers

bro58

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