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TOPIC: I got into Support Group with no f2f interview

I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134626

Great News!!

Thank you to everyone on this site, I could not have done it without your help and support. Well worth the money to subscribe. I now want to go for PIP.

Today I received a letter from Jobcentre Plus. It reads the following:

Important information for ESA Support group customers.

Our records show that as a result of your Work Capability Assessment you have been allocated to the Support group within ESA.

I am writing to let you know that because you are in the Support Group, taking part in Work Focused Interviews becomes voluntary. This means you can choose whether to attend these interviews.

What is a Work Focused Interview?

A work focused interview is a meeting with one of our advisors to discuss the support that we may be able to offer to help you take your first steps back into work.

Do i need to come to the Work Focused interview?

No, you will no longer need to take part in a Work Focused Interview in order to receive the full amount of ESA. If you choose to continue with the interviews you can access support to help you take the first seteps back into work.

Please contact me by 26/05/15 if you wish to attend interviews on a voluntary basis.

If, at some point in the future, following another Work Capability Assessment, you are moved out of the Support Group, you will be required to attend interviews in order to receive the full amount of ESA.. If this situation arises you will be required to attend interviews in order to receive the full amount of ESA. If this situation arises we will contact you and invite you in for an interview.

If you want to know more blah, blah, blah

WHAT I WANTED TO KNOW IS:

1. It has only taken 6 weeks from the first phone call to today to sort this out. I hear alot about the 13 week assessment, so does this mean I wont get the higher ESA money until week 14.

2. Will I receive another letter with more info, like why they have decided what I am entitled to,
I have also seen that they can give a premium amount for certain disabilities so will i get a
break down in a letter.

3. Now I have completed and won my ESA money I am going to try for PIP, can any one give
me any advice.

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I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134639

mrsboop

Congratulations on the award and thank you for your comments about the site.

To answer your questions

1. If this was a new claim and not a re-assessment or transfer from another benefit, the Support Component will be payable from the beginning of week 14 of your claim.

2. From what you have posted the letter you have received is from JC+, you should receive a Decision Notice from the DWP office that dealt with your claim specifying when your award is effective from, you should also receive a payment breakdown letter.

3. Have a look at our PIP Claim guide

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

Gordon
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I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134642

Just to add my congratulations mrsb !! :cheer:

Once you have your ESA SG Award Decision Notice letter, you may find : This Post helpful.

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I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134676

That's great news! Thanks for letting us know and for your kind words about B+W :)

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I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134701

Thanks everybody

yes the next day i got a letter stating my payments now which is £146 a fortnight and then from the 18th of june it will be £!09 a week.

Still dont know the reasons why i have been put in support group (not moaning just want to know)

This was my very first claim for esa as i am off work ill and ssp had run out.

i have a feeling work are going to get rid of me on ill health if i receive any money like holiday pay or notice pay do i have to tell them.

Again thank you to everyone this is a wonderful site.

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I got into Support Group with no f2f interview 2 years 1 week ago #134709

mrsboop wrote: Thanks everybody

yes the next day i got a letter stating my payments now which is £146 a fortnight and then from the 18th of june it will be £!09 a week.

Still dont know the reasons why i have been put in support group (not moaning just want to know)

This was my very first claim for esa as i am off work ill and ssp had run out.

i have a feeling work are going to get rid of me on ill health if i receive any money like holiday pay or notice pay do i have to tell them.

Again thank you to everyone this is a wonderful site.


Hi mrsb,

You will not be told the recommended length of the SG Award of the reasons why you were placed into the SG unless you make a request for the information.

That's why I gave you a link to : This Post in my previous post.

If you are being paid Contributions Based (CB) ESA any holiday pay, etc should not affect your ESA.

However, to cover yourself it may be best to inform ESA in writing anyway :

Sending Documents to the DWP.

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