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successful ib to esa transfer without medical

  • pam137
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12 years 9 months ago #69604 by pam137
i have been on ib for 14 years and was exempt under the old rules.using your guides and information, i completed esa form with several extra sheets of information and i also sent in medical evidence. after waiting 3 weeks i have been placed in the support group without the interrogation.a massive thankyou i could not have done it without this site and the detailed guides and information.i cannot thank you enough.

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  • pete17971
12 years 9 months ago #69606 by pete17971
Replied by pete17971 on topic Re:successful ib to esa transfer without medical
pam137 wrote:

i have been on ib for 14 years and was exempt under the old rules.using your guides and information, i completed esa form with several extra sheets of information and i also sent in medical evidence. after waiting 3 weeks i have been placed in the support group without the interrogation.a massive thankyou i could not have done it without this site and the detailed guides and information.i cannot thank you enough.


Hi,

Well done on your good news.

Also thanks for letting the members know. It shows that not all IB to ESA migrations are problematic and that enclosing good extra information can help obtain the right result.

Pete

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  • RachelPotter
12 years 9 months ago #69626 by RachelPotter
Replied by RachelPotter on topic Re:successful ib to esa transfer without medical
Congratulations! :)

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12 years 9 months ago #69715 by katherine
Replied by katherine on topic Re:successful ib to esa transfer without medical
i also have been on ib for 15 years and have been exempt from medicals. i have recieved letter to say i will be phoned in next 2 weeks, i think they send me a questionairre to fill out. i am petrified about filling forms out and can i get help with this. did you? congratulations for your success. i have ongoing fibromyalgia problems.

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12 years 9 months ago #69717 by Derek4
Hi Katherine

The CAB will usually help you to fill in an ESA50, or you can try finding help from the link below.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/faq/general#help

Regards

Derek

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  • gdcornwall
12 years 9 months ago #70676 by gdcornwall
Replied by gdcornwall on topic Re:successful ib to esa transfer without medical
Firstly, I'm pleased for you Pam........You must have breathed a huge sigh of relief when you got your decision.


katherine wrote:

i will be phoned in next 2 weeks, i think they send me a questionairre to fill out. i am petrified about filling forms out and can i get help with this. did you? congratulations for your success.


Katherine..........try not to let this latest episode regarding ESA worry you too much. I know full well that is far, far more easy to say than do. I have experienced what I call 'brown envelope coming thru' letterbox syndrome' which leads to pain in my stomach and sometimes panic attacks for years now (my back injury has kept me from work for these past 23+ years).
Not only do I blame my depression on the loss of ability to work, but my experience and treatment by some in the DSS system has nearly destroyed me as a 'person'. I said to my Doctor that "If some working in the DSS treated me as a human being, then I wouldn't be in here wasting your time asking for anti-depressants."

The phone call will come, I took a deep breath and and treated the person on the end of that phone call as I would like to be treated. Ask anything you want (that is relevant) and don't be disheartened by what they may say.....I've already had conflicting comments from that and further conversations I've had with DWP these past few weeks.

When the form comes (in a white envelope by the way).....I opened it.....then put it away for a few days.
Following the advice given on ESA on this site (incidentally the guide says I should be in the 'Support Group' whereas DWP has told me I'm in the Work-Related Group.....needless to say I've questioned their decision) I then gathered myself and started to go thru' each section at my own pace which eventually led to a reminder from DWP (letter) to say I hadn't returned my ESA form (I had another two weeks though) but do seek CAB's advice if you want to....they are very helpful.

I sent my ESA form (keep a photo copy) off with about 17 pages of supporting documentation I've gathered over the years and waited. Their decision came via another phone call and a letter. When the letter came, just to add to the confusion, they had put in details of Jobseekers' Allowance.....yet another phone call to them!! I've been placed in the ESA/ WRG without a medical.

I've tried to turn the constant worry I've suffered into more 'positive' energy. I recently joined the 'Hacked-Off' campaign because there's a lot in this world I don't agree with and fed up over. From that moment on, I have taken the stance that why should I be trod on by the likes of the DWP. Why should I suffer because of these Government Departments' decisions and 'targets'?
Some decisions made are just plain cynical without a thought to the claimant (or as we're now called.... 'customer' :whistle: ) and I can prove it, based on previous decisions and appeals.


My apologies to Pam for hi-jacking her thread I feel......and too to Admin if I've been out of place by posting so much, but I hope that not only have I helped Katherine in some small way but also others that might read my 'ramblings' as well.....'tis my first post on here!

My best wishes to you all

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