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ESA change of circumstance 1 month 3 weeks ago #250925

Will my contribution based new style ESA stop after 365 days if I still haven't had a WCA due to the coronavirus backlog? What happens then?Am I still entitled to have a WCA even though my payments will have stopped? If I am still entitled to have a WCA will my ESA payments only restart if I am placed in the support group? Thanks.

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ESA change of circumstance 1 month 3 weeks ago #250948

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Your NS ESA will end after 365 days unless you are in the Support Group at that time.

A WCA will still be done even if you are not receiving payments, it is worth your chasing Maximus to try and arrange one.

www.chdauk.co.uk/contact-us

If you are placed in the SG then you will receive back payment of SG component from the beginning of week 14 of your claim.

Gordon

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ESA change of circumstance 2 weeks 1 day ago #252150

Hello,

I am waiting for a WCA after submitting my ESA50 in March for (CB) New Style ESA.

I received a letter today from the DWP stating that during the pandemic they made sure my payments continued. As we have come out of full lockdown, the DWP now need to see medical evidence from the 30/10/20. Any medical evidence that I previously sent in will now be out of date.

Medical evidence can be a fit note from your doctor or a letter from your doctor or hospital.

I have been scanning in my fit note every three months since the beginning of March (before lockdown).
www.gov.uk/send-fit-note
I have received a text each time to confirm that the DWP have received my fit note.

I was surprised to find out when I called today that none of my fit notes were on their postal system.

I have now re-scanned the fit notes while on the phone to the DWP and the adviser has confirmed that the fit notes are now showing on their postal system.

Is it worth me writing to the DWP enclosing copies of my fit notes? If so do I send it to Post Handling Site B in Wolverhampton?

When the letter states any previous medical evidence will now be out of date. Does this include the support letters from my GP and Consultant I submitted in March along with my ESA50? Or is it referring to the fit notes? The DWP adviser said it was referring to my fit notes, but I wanted to double check. How long is medical evidence (support letters) from your GP and Consultant that you submit with your ESA50 valid for?

Thanks.

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ESA change of circumstance 2 weeks 1 day ago #252163

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This is a standard letter, not one aimed at you specifically.

Given your previous Fit Notes are not on file I would write the DWP with copies of the Notes that were not recorded.

No, this letter is not referring to any letters or evidence that you have.

Gordon
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ESA change of circumstance 2 weeks 17 hours ago #252192

Thanks for the reply Gordon. I appreciate it.

It has been six months since I submitted my ESA50. I am still waiting for a WCA.

Is it OK to mail in an update to CHDA about my current situation? I am no longer able to carry out some of the examples I mentioned on my form. Also some of the treatment I have undertaken since then has shown no signs of improvement in my condition.

Thanks.

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ESA change of circumstance 2 weeks 5 hours ago #252218

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Yes, that's fine but send a copy to the DWP as well with a cover letter explaining what it is and check with the assessor that they have seen it when you have an assessment.

Gordon
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