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TOPIC: ESA Support Group Awarded

ESA Support Group Awarded 2 years 2 weeks ago #135902

Hello Guys

I received a letter form DWP confirming I will be now placed into the support group so a big thank you your Publication for all the relevant information.

Please could you answer the following:

1- I am on ESA CB therefore will this remain for life as long as I meet the criteria for the SG descriptors? as I read the Tory Government may save money and only have IB ESA to be announced in the Budget?

2- The Letter I received from the DWP did not state if I would be re-assed on a regular basis whilst I was in the support group therefore please advise if this will happen?

Thank you

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ESA Support Group Awarded 2 years 2 weeks ago #135904

Bill1961 wrote: Hello Guys

I received a letter form DWP confirming I will be now placed into the support group so a big thank you your Publication for all the relevant information.

Please could you answer the following:

1- I am on ESA CB therefore will this remain for life as long as I meet the criteria for the SG descriptors? as I read the Tory Government may save money and only have IB ESA to be announced in the Budget?

2- The Letter I received from the DWP did not state if I would be re-assed on a regular basis whilst I was in the support group therefore please advise if this will happen?

Thank you


Hi B1961,

I have deleted your duplicate post.

There will always be a delay between you posting and it showing up on the forum :

See : This Post.

Congratulations on The SG Award !! :cheer:

1. Payments of CB ESA will continue for as long as you remain in The SG, there is only a 365 days limit to payment of CB ESA if you are in The Assessment Phase or in The WRAG :

See : 12 Month Limit for ESA(CB)

From our : ESA FAQ’s

We cannot comment on any potential changes to "Benefits" that the Tories may implement.

Any such changes should be announced in the Budget on 08/07/15.

2. You will receive regular periodic reassessments of your SG Award.

For SG, the recommended period before reassessment (The Prognosis) can vary, the maximum period being 3 years.

For further information on obtaining confirmation of The Prognosis and other documentation, see : This Post.

Now that you are in The SG, you may be entitled to payment of The Enhanced Disability Premium as an IR ESA top up to your CB ESA payments.

See : ESA Premiums

You will need to be financially assessed as advised by Gordon : Here.

bro58

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