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TOPIC: ESA assessment report

ESA assessment report 4 weeks 1 day ago #236405

HI
I don't know if it is the same in all parts of the country , but I requested my ESA medical assessment report ESA85 from the DWP.

I had the medical just over 3 weeks ago, and they sent me the report even though they have not made a decision on my claim yet, it took a 45 minute wait on the phone for them to answer though.
So it might be worth asking for it as most people assume that you can not have the report until a decision has been made.

My question is that the assessor has said that I was found to meet the criteria for Limited Capability for Work and Work Related Activity.
Does this mean that I will stay in the support group? I know there has to be a decision made yet but does it look likely?
She also said that there is unlikely to be any improvement in the long term.
The assessor was a nice lady and has put everything in the report that I could have asked for there are some decent assessors out there that tell it how it is.

Thanks Nicolette

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ESA assessment report 4 weeks 1 day ago #236408

Hi Nicolette

The decision-maker usually follows the assessor's recommendations, but not always. Until the decision letter arrives you cannot be certain.

BIS

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ESA assessment report 4 weeks 1 day ago #236410

Thanks for your reply BIS

I realise that I need to wait for the decision but what I was asking is , what does the client was found to meet the criteria for Limited Capability for Work and Work Related activity actually mean?

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ESA assessment report 4 weeks 1 day ago #236414

Hi Nicolette

It means that you cannot work or do a work-related activity and you should stay in the support group.

BIS

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ESA assessment report 4 weeks 1 day ago #236420

Thanks BIS
you have been a great help.

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