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TOPIC: Paper assessment for ESA

Paper assessment for ESA 4 weeks 13 hours ago #221460

I've recently had an ESA50 form which was completed along with a GP letter requesting a home visit due to mental health issues plus a letter from my oncologist stating my physical health issues and their causes.
Got welfare rights to act on my behalf due to struggling to cope
DWP said no GP letter had been received so welfare rights put in an official complaint with only 6 days to go to my f2f WCA.
In short, evidence had to be sent again.. In the meantime I sent in some extra evidence which had been provided from my mental health assessment and today just 2 hours after it had been emailed I have been told my f2f has been cancelled and they have decided they have enough evidence to do a paper assessment.
Universal credit is now in my area so wondering if I will have to apply for UC separately or will I be transferred over? Totally confused. Not sure if a paper assessment is a good or bad thing?

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Paper assessment for ESA 4 weeks 13 hours ago #221470

Stef

A Paper Based Review is usually a good thing, it is only done when there is sufficient information for a recommendation to be made to the DWP to be made and that your conditions are ones that warrant one.

No one is being moved to UC before the end of next year unless they need to make a new claim for one of the benefits that come under the UC umbrella.

Gordon

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