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TOPIC: Reconsideration Success

Reconsideration Success 1 year 2 months ago #151656

Folks, I just wanted to let you know that I have had my ESA claim reconsidered and been placed back into the Support Group. I had been awarded 0 points at the medical but after submitting further evidence and highlighting 'several inconsistencies' in the record of the medical assessment, the DM revised the original decision and I was considered to satisfy Reg 29 (2 (b) and 35 (2).

I found the guides to be invaluable and, with their help, was able to compile a lengthy report to submit for appeal/reconsideration. As I was unsure of which guide was applicable to my circumstances, I emailed Benefits and Work and promptly received direct instruction from Steve. Thank you all so much for the work and research you all do. I am not sure my benefit would have been re-instated without it.

I noted that there is a directive to ' PLEASE CONSIDER RECONSIDERATION IN 2 YEARS'. I was wondering if this is a standard period or if others have been given longer.

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Reconsideration Success 1 year 2 months ago #151662

GIRWIN

Well done on challenging the Decision.

Support group "awards" can be up to three years, but as you qualified under the Exceptional Circumstances Regulations I am not surprised that you have been given a shorter period until the next assessment.

Gordon
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Reconsideration Success 1 year 2 months ago #151664

GIRWIN wrote: Folks, I just wanted to let you know that I have had my ESA claim reconsidered and been placed back into the Support Group. I had been awarded 0 points at the medical but after submitting further evidence and highlighting 'several inconsistencies' in the record of the medical assessment, the DM revised the original decision and I was considered to satisfy Reg 29 (2 (b) and 35 (2).

I found the guides to be invaluable and, with their help, was able to compile a lengthy report to submit for appeal/reconsideration. As I was unsure of which guide was applicable to my circumstances, I emailed Benefits and Work and promptly received direct instruction from Steve. Thank you all so much for the work and research you all do. I am not sure my benefit would have been re-instated without it.

I noted that there is a directive to ' PLEASE CONSIDER RECONSIDERATION IN 2 YEARS'. I was wondering if this is a standard period or if others have been given longer.


Hi G,

Well done on your successful MR from 0 points !!! :cheer: :cheer:

You have done really well, as MR successes are pretty thin on the ground presently !

ESA Reg 29 give entry to The WRAG (LCW) it is : ESA Reg 35 that gives entry to The SG (LCWRA)

Obviously if you have LCWRA, you also have LCW.

2-3 years would be the normal prognosis for The SG !!

3 years is normally the maximum period !!

bro58
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Reconsideration Success 1 year 2 months ago #151671

That's great news Girwin! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about B + W :)
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