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TOPIC: ESA Appeal and GL24 form

Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #65207

Gordon wrote:

Nevergiveup1967

The first thing you need to do is return the GL24 Appeal form, to make sure that your appeal request is official. If you have a look at the ESA Appeals guide in the Members Only section, it will explain how to complete this form, this includes documenting the fact that you want to receive the Assessment rate while while you wait for a hearing.

Depending on why you failed to score points, and any fresh evidence you can provide, it may be possible to overturn this Decision by a Reconsideration, so don't assume your only option is to wait for a hearing.

I can't see any reason why you can't include your latest Fit note with the GL24 as they both need to be sent to your local DWLP office, but remember to take copies of everything before you send it, and to send your letters Recorded Delivery.

If you can, try and get advice from your local CAB or Welfare Rights office as they may be able to help you with your appeal submission.

If you have more questions, please come back to the forum.

Gordon


Gordon
would you be kind enough to provide a link to this appeal guide please,I've looked but can't seem to find it.
Thank You :)

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Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #65208

Gordon wrote:

Nevergiveup1967

The first thing you need to do is return the GL24 Appeal form, to make sure that your appeal request is official. If you have a look at the ESA Appeals guide in the Members Only section, it will explain how to complete this form, this includes documenting the fact that you want to receive the Assessment rate while while you wait for a hearing.

Depending on why you failed to score points, and any fresh evidence you can provide, it may be possible to overturn this Decision by a Reconsideration, so don't assume your only option is to wait for a hearing.

I can't see any reason why you can't include your latest Fit note with the GL24 as they both need to be sent to your local DWLP office, but remember to take copies of everything before you send it, and to send your letters Recorded Delivery.

If you can, try and get advice from your local CAB or Welfare Rights office as they may be able to help you with your appeal submission.

If you have more questions, please come back to the forum.

Gordon


Found it this time Gordon please ignore other post. :)

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Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #65238

Bro58

I receive Income Support but DWP insist it's incapacity benefit with national insurance credits as I have not paid enough NI.

Income Support is on all letters about payment etc along with a disability premium for my long term mental health issues.

Looked at p41 as you suggested and I'm even more confused than ever. Hope CAB can help when I see them.

Thanks again for advice.

Nevergiveup1967

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Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #65250

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Nevergiveup1967 wrote:

Bro58

I receive Income Support but DWP insist it's incapacity benefit with national insurance credits as I have not paid enough NI.

Income Support is on all letters about payment etc along with a disability premium for my long term mental health issues.

Looked at p41 as you suggested and I'm even more confused than ever. Hope CAB can help when I see them.

Thanks again for advice.

Nevergiveup1967


Hi NGU1967,

It is extremely difficult to give definitive advice here, without access to all you details.

I feel that you are doing the right thing by seeking face to face advice.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.

bro58

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Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #65993

Bro58

Had meeting with CAB welfare supervisor on Monday. After looking at the medical report from my hospital consultant he was of the opinion that my appeal would not progress to full appeal and would lapse.

Even so I will try and keep an open mind and wait to see what the DWP do after they see all respective documents.

He did confirm that during ESA appeal process any previous premiums received allied to income support do not carry over to esa assessment rate. Therefore in my case I am going to lose £57 a month. I understand many other people are in the same boat but it's downright criminal!!

Look at the link below if people have not already seen the DWP response to a Freedom of Information request from October 2010. It's about mental health qualifications etc. Look at the selected paragraph at the very bottom of the page.

NGU67


www.abcofesa.co.uk/board/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=170

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Re:ESA Appeal and GL24 form 8 years 2 months ago #66586

Update:

With help from CAB representative I sent ESA appeal form/GP sick note and medical report from doctor at hospital. The latter two were requested by dwp by phone when they contacted me on 8/8/'11 to tell me no points from esa medical.

As you guys advised sent appeal form etc etc by special delivery on 22nd August and they arrived afternoon of the 23rd August.Took copies as well.

Got letter from DWP Saturday morning the 27th August, I need to supply a GP sick note.

Reluctantly after 7 attempts to get past automated messages, just been told today got the appeal form but original GP sick note and letter from hospital still not received.

Local DWP on my doorstep but all paperwork related to appeal etc says send it to office more than 80 miles away from me.

DWP guy who just told me no sick note etc etc, hinted the benefit delivery centre many miles away from me where I have to send stuff is only a postal sorting office. Then everything is processed and eventually delivered to DWP office dealing with appeal etc.

7 days on. Ok bank holiday been and gone but DWP putting onus on me now because of their incompetence.

The whole process of this ESA appeal is making me extremely stressed and really anxious.

Sorry for such a long update.

NGU67

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