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TOPIC: Support Group Puzzle

Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216079

Hi, I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this. I went for my ESA assessment in April. I told the assessor that nothing had changed except that I had recently been diagnosed as autistic and having adhd. The actual assessment only lasted about 20 minutes whereas others had taken much longer. The result came through the post and I was told I was in the Wrag group as I had been before so nothing had changed. However, a week later I got another letter saying that I had been put in the Support group! No reason was given. Bit puzzling so I rang and asked for my report. When it came there was no mention at all that I had told them about the autism and adhd which surprised me as I had thought that might be the reason they had changed me over to the support group. Now I don't know what to do. I don't want to rock the boat but I don't understand how the autism wasn't mentioned and they changed me over. Any ideas or thoughts appreciated.

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Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216087

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Did the assessment report recommend the Support Group? There should be a list of D
Descriptors you met, the codes are listed in the WCA Handbook, there is a copy in the ESA section?

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Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216102

The assessment report said that I should continue in the wrag group and be re-assessed in the median time. There were no descriptors listed. It seemed like a very short report tbh.

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Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216105

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Dee wrote: The assessment report said that I should continue in the wrag group and be re-assessed in the median time. There were no descriptors listed. It seemed like a very short report tbh.


There has to be a list of Descriptors you met, the WRAG is points based so the report has to show how scored sufficiently for an award.

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Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216161

Thanks for the reply, you brought up some questions for me so I had a root through my old assessment reports and yes, on the old one, all the descriptors are there and the points and a recommendation for the wrag group. The old report is 38 pages long. This new one is only 7 pages long and there is the recommendation for the wrag group, a few bits on my medical history and the typical day for me but nothing at all about what descriptors I met and nothing telling me what points I got. After the assessment I got the letter saying I was in the wrag group and then 5 days later I got one saying I'd been moved to the support group and that's why I sent for the report as I was quite puzzled. After looking at the old report and new one , I'm even more puzzled tbh.

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Support Group Puzzle 4 months 1 week ago #216179

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Did you qualify through the Substantial Risk Regulations?

Failing that you can ask the DWP to explain how the Decision was reached and specifically which Descriptors you met.

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