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TOPIC: ESA APPEAL

ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65689

  • clio
Hi
I have been put into the WRAG group I feel i should be in the support group.
If I appeal do I have to go to a tribual hearing?
or do I ask them to reconsider my application?

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Re: ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65691

  • Survivor
You can either ask for a reconsideration or appeal straight away. If you appeal, they will reconsider your claim anyway.

If you appeal, it will go to a tribunal, but you will be offered the choice of a paper appeal, so that the tribunal can consider the case without a hearing. By and large, people who attend a hearing stand a better chance of success on appeal, but this is only general and may not necessarily apply in your case.

Do read our guide to appeals.

Good luck.

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Re: ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65700

  • clio
hi
when asking for reconsideration should I send more information, ie GP, psychologist, councillor reports. as when the esa113 form was filled it was filled in by a nurse practitioner not my own GP this is what they do at my pratice. I will get them to do this information about me

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Re:ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65705

  • Andy
Hi,Clio, this is covered in the Appeals Guide.

Go to the members area here: www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa and click on link: "Employment and Support Allowance appeals" (35 page guide)

Good luck if you do decide to appeal.
Andy.

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Re:ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65707

  • Andy
Oops! My previous post has crossed with another from you, Clio. Mine refers to your original question, not your second posting.

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Re:ESA APPEAL 7 years 8 months ago #65708

Hi Clio

You should send any information to support your claim when asking for a reconsideration but you should also consider appealing instead, as the reconsideration will take place anyway prior to appeal. There is no obvious advantage in asking the DWP to reconsider.

Also bear in mind that there is a risk (probably minimal) that you could lose the award that you already have. Please see the guides for more information.

Good luck

Derek

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