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TOPIC: My new awards

My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89209

Hi there I just want to tell you all that I received a letter this morning saying that I was put into the employment and support group ..I did not have to go for a medical ....it's just said that my illness and disabilities restricted my possibility of working ..... :) .....don't know how long I'm in this group as it did not say ...any way I just wanted to let you all know .....and to say that my subscription ..was well worth it ..ty all

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Re:My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89212

Hi Angel,

Thank you for letting us know of your success, it does give encouragement to others in a similar situation.

I'm pleased you found our guides to be of help. I'll let the Steve & Holi, the site owners who write all the guides of your satisfaction with your subscription.

Best wishes.

Jim

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Re: My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89218

Well done it,s nice to hear some good news

CV

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Re:My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89230

Hi
I got letter this morning from jobcentre telling me that i was now getting ESA and not IB from August and that i was also put into the WRAG (cb/ir) with no info on how the decision was made,it just sees like a standard issue of a information letter from jobcentre regarding benefits change,also no phone call to let me know of the decision that had been made,
I am in Glasgow so maybe things might be done slightly different here,WCA was sent in April,no contact with GP and have'nt been sent for medical. Is this the norm?

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Re:My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89232

calamity jane wrote:

Hi
I got letter this morning from jobcentre telling me that i was now getting ESA and not IB from August and that i was also put into the WRAG (cb/ir) with no info on how the decision was made,it just sees like a standard issue of a information letter from jobcentre regarding benefits change,also no phone call to let me know of the decision that had been made,
I am in Glasgow so maybe things might be done slightly different here,WCA was sent in April,no contact with GP and have'nt been sent for medical. Is this the norm?


Hi CJ,

When you say you sent your WCA in April, I gather that you mean your ESA50 Questionnaire.

Many claimants are put into the WRAG of ESA without the need for a face to face assessment ("Medical")

If you wish to find out more information about how you qualified for the WRAG you should make a request for your ESA85A Medical Report, this should also tell you how long your award is for, see :

ESA medical – what forms to ask for?

&

ESA Forms

You also need to know whether you are only going to be in receipt of Contributary ESA in the WRAG, as if this is the case, you can only receive this for 365 days, there is no such time limit for Income Related ESA in the WRAG, or if you are in the Support Group of ESA.

It may enlighten you further if you read :

How often will I be reviewed

Qualifying for the WRAG

Welfare Reform Act 2012 Updated 10/03/12

Work Focussed Interviews

If you feel that you should be in the Support group of ESA, you have 1 month from the date of your award letter to appeal, see :

Qualifying for the Support Group

How to submit an appeal

bro58

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Last Edit: by bro58.

Re:My new awards 4 years 9 months ago #89250

Hi bro58

I'm in both income related and contribution based ESA so where does that leave me with the 365 daything?
The letter states payment dates also from aug.-nov.12 is this when they reveiw me?
I have Fibromyalgia that is my main condition but i also have another well too many to bore you with.

thanks for your info i will read up and keep you posted

calam

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