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TOPIC: ESA help

ESA help 11 months 4 days ago #203149

Hi

While I am waiting for PIP I need a question answered about ESA.

I claimed for contribution based ESA in 2011 and got straight into the support and was told I would be reassessed in 12 months, so in 2012 they sent the forms out and we filled them in and never heard anything so I called them and was told I was still in the support group and was told I would be reassessed in 24 months, I did mention at the time that I thought it was stupid to keep reassessing me in a short space of time as I know all reports have said I was never going to get better, but that was the last I heard from them. I have not had another letter for reassessment and they keep paying me and I have never been told I am on this benefit and won't ever be reassessed. I have CP that effects my left side and I need a right elbow replacement (it is deformed and looks like I have 2 elbows on one arm) which will never be done due to complications, so my question is do I call them to ask why haven't I been asked to be reassessed or am I one of those people who have now been granted life on ESA? it is worrying me and if they ever felt I can work then I am in trouble financially, we knew my mobility was going down hill and I would end up in a wheelchair which is now happening but never thought my elbow would give out and would have to give up work altogether. Any advise would be appreciated.

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ESA help 11 months 4 days ago #203168

Ang

You don't need to do anything, your current award remains in payment until a new Decision is made on your claim, however. if you are worrying about when you might be reassessed then contact the DWP office dealing with your claim, they should be able to tell you. Contacting them will not initiate an assessment.

I'm afraid to be excused further reassessment, at least one more assessment has to be done.

Gordon

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