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TOPIC: not sure were i stand on esa

not sure were i stand on esa 8 years 10 months ago #42979

hi
i have been informed over the phone that my daughter has been put into some group were they think she can find work in the future

this was supposed to off been decided in the early part of december

she was awarded esa from the 31 of august

when i was asked to complete the esa50 form i also included a care plan from my daughters social worker

my daughter was born with cerebal palsy she has a weakness all down her right hand side she has in the past had a fit she also has speech problems learning difficulties behaviour problems she also has episodes of choking and often has the mind of a two year old etc etc

she can some days spend all the time ethier asking the same question time after time all day long or spend all day swearing and cursingi

given that we still do not have a letter confirming the said award were do we go from here please as this is all so new and confusing to me as well as stressfull

thank you

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Re:not sure were i stand on esa 8 years 9 months ago #43013

Hi,

You don't say whether your daughter has had a medical or not. But it sounds like your daughter has been placed in the work-related activity group rather than the support group. As you say, you do need the decision letter before you can decide whether you wish to challenge the award.

Write to the office dealing with your daughter's claim - if you are her appointee - and ask for a decision letter. If you don't receive one within a reasonable time - say 14 days - contact your MPs office and ask them to pursue the matter for you.

Good luck,

Steve

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Re:not sure were i stand on esa 8 years 9 months ago #43022

thank you for your reply

no she has not had a medical at all the only other thing we get in regards help for her is direct payment for support workers

aside from her dla

i will indeed ask for a letter

thank you

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