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TOPIC: IB to ESA Success - Thanks to BnW!

IB to ESA Success - Thanks to BnW! 3 years 9 months ago #117034

I really cant say a big enough THANK YOU, enough times, to EVERY ONE OF YOU who set up, run and contribute to this site! .. whether it's in a professional capacity or as an ordinary member. In 2009 your site helped me get my DLA indefinitely. I was so ill and making myself more so worrying myself silly, scared witless on how to deal with the forms and authoritarianism of the DWP with no-one to for help. Last year July the same situation with the new ESA came up, and again I made my illnesses worse and myself more ill because I was so scared and frightened of the DWP and ATOS. BUT with a lot of determination and knowing I had the help, advice and guidance of the best friend I could have, on this site, I've successfully been transferred from IB to IRESA without a medical! Granted it took over a week to complete the form, enclosing 33 pages of typed intimate, detailed (embarrassingly honest) answers, (that I don't think I even admit to my own doctor) making myself more ill trying to complete the form- and then a long and worrying six months wait to finally get the decision I deserve - and finally breathe again. Without your site none of this would have happened - Im absolutely sure of that. I would and have advised anyone and everyone to become a member and have the same unlimited access to the help, advice and support only found on this site. Once again Thank you!

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IB to ESA Success - Thanks to BnW! 3 years 9 months ago #117035

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Many congratulations on being transferred successfully and thank you for your comments about B&W.

You do not say which group you have been placed in, so at the risk of reducing your elation :(

Having been transferred from IB you will have been placed on Contribution Based ESA, if you have been placed in the WRAG then I would expect your payments to only last 365 days, after which you may be eligible for Income Related ESA, subject to you meeting the associated means test.

If you have been placed in the Support Group, then this limit does not apply.

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IB to ESA Success - Thanks to BnW! 3 years 9 months ago #117036

That is great news! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about this site :)

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