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TOPIC: New ESA form

New ESA form 4 months 3 days ago #232169

Hello,

i've first applied for ESA in April 2016-they gave me full ESA.
The other day i got a new form ESA to be returned by 17.06.

1. On the form it says to be returned by 17.06-if i actually sand it back on the 17th would that still be ok?
2. Do they often invite people for a face to face apt. although they have been on ESA for a while?
3. Do they take in consideration that person is also on PIP(i mean for a face to face apt?
4. Can you please tell me what i should be aware of when filling in new form? Any new unusual questions, tricky and so on? Any significant changes? Or is it just very similar to previous form? Perhaps longer and so on?

I've probably asked lots of nonsense questions.Sorry. Am just very worried ....
Most Appreciated
P

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New ESA form 4 months 3 days ago #232180

purity

1. The form has to be with Maximus on the 17th so you will need to post it before this date.
when will depend on what postage you choose

2. The vast majority of reassessments require a face to face. To avoid one, you will need your GP to ask for a Paper Based Review as there would be an unreasonable risk of harm to you or others if you were required to attend.

3. The Decision Maker may but the assessor will not be aware of your PIP claim unless you include the information with your ESA50. Although there are areas of crossover between the two benefits but even where there are the criteria can still be quite different.

4. Have a look at our ESA Claim guides

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa1

Gordon

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New ESA form 4 months 2 days ago #232203

"The vast majority of reassessments require a face to face. To avoid one, you will need your GP to ask for a Paper Based Review as there would be an unreasonable risk of harm to you or others if you were required to attend"

Few months ago my GP said to me that he doesn't write any more letters... i said i'll pay you he said its' not about money-he doesn't have time.

This paper based review is this something he asks for it now? Or maybe when/if they give me apt with them?
Best
P

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New ESA form 4 months 2 days ago #232205

Many Thanks

Gordon do you think i can call and ask for a later deadline?
Do they sometimes give a later date or it has to be 100% the date which is already on the letter?

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New ESA form 4 months 2 days ago #232212

purity

If your Gp is willing to provide a letter then earlier is better than later.

Gordon
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New ESA form 4 months 2 days ago #232213

purity wrote: Many Thanks

Gordon do you think i can call and ask for a later deadline?
Do they sometimes give a later date or it has to be 100% the date which is already on the letter?


I'm afraid there is no extension available for completing the ESA50, you can return the firm late but you risk Maximus returning your file to the DWP or you can return the form on time and if there is information missing, supply it to the same address as soon as you can.

Gordon
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