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TOPIC: ESA support group reassessment exemption

ESA support group reassessment exemption 2 months 1 week ago #226040

I have been on ESA since 2006 and in support group since it was introduced. I was last assessed with a face to face in April 2016. I am still on 18 month reviews and have just received my ESA50.

As I haven’t improved in all this time, I am thinking of highlighting this and state that I am highly unlikely to do so after all this time. My hope would be to get an indefinite award and be exempt from future reassessments. Especially as I am now 61!
But having read Gordons answer to similar query regarding 29 September 2017 ruling ( #225648 see below), would that trigger another f2f?

“It's not a ruling but a change to DWP operational procedures and was put in place last year but one of the pre-requisites is that a further assessment is done to see whether the claimant meets the criteria to be exempted from further assessment.”

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ESA support group reassessment exemption 2 months 1 week ago #226069

Rosie

You are already undergoing the assessment process if you have received a new ESA50, a face to face interview can be part of that process but it is not a required one.

To be exempted you will need to meet specific criteria, see

www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default...nditionsguidance.pdf

Gordon
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