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TOPIC: ESA work programme

ESA work programme 7 years 8 months ago #78574

Thanks for a great site - wish I had found you sooner. I am on ESA WRAG and recently had a reassessment and was put on mandatory work programme by personal advisor at JCP. From what I have read I understand that this happens when your prognosis for returning to work is three months or less. On my ATOS medical report it states: "Expected change: I advise that a return to work could be considered within 6 months. Reasons for the opinion given: The history and examination indicates that the client may return to work in the shorter term." This is confusing to me, unfortunately I didn't know enough to question this at the time and am now six weeks into the WP (which is appalling and I am complaining but that's another story). I would appreciate any help to clarify this situation.

I have just received another ESA50 to complete and plan on being better informed for the next round. Many thanks.

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Re:ESA work programme 7 years 8 months ago #78581

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The current policy is to refer anybody, where there is an expectation that they could return to work, within 3 months or the referral, this usually coincides with a new ESA50 to be completed.

Whilst claimants can find out their expected re-assessment date by requesting their ESA85(A), there is little you can do to change this date as it is an opinion by the ATOS "doctor" and therefore difficult to dispute other than through a complaint to ATOS over the quality of whole medical report.

Gordon

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Re:ESA work programme 7 years 8 months ago #78599

Thanks Gordon

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