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TOPIC: Getting worse (ESA)

Getting worse (ESA) 2 months 2 weeks ago #223746

Hi
i won a tribunal within 5 minutes of beng in the room in September 2017 for raging raging thyrotoxicosis (Thyroid) for 2yrs and was placed in the support group, a member of the DWP was there and recieved some strong words from the Judge for the DWP allowing it to get to tribunal.
Since then my health is getting no better and continues to deteriote. i have since been diagnosed with Oestiopinia Raynauds and what my Dr has said is Arthritus in my hips, knees. On a daily basis i struggle with standing,sitting as i get alot of pain in my lower back, hips and knees, i cant get down or up from the floor, in or out of the bath without help. i am also in alot of painin my shoulders with everday tasks. I am also constantly cold allover even with the heating on.

Will the DWP extend my ESA beyond this September and if so what would i need to do.
I have not told the DWP about my condition getting worse in fear of my payment stopping causing further stress and money worries.
Last time i phoned them about a hernia repair, and did as the DWP said to by sending them the reciept for the taxi as the op was on a Sunday. (I did post about this on the forum)

Thanks for your help.

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Getting worse (ESA) 2 months 2 weeks ago #223768

Kez

ESA is an indefinite award so you do not need to do anything at the end of the two years, your current award will remain in payment until a new Decision is made on your claim.

Whilst you need to report any improvement in your conditions, the DWP is not going to be bothered if you do not report a deterioration, especially as you are already receiving the highest award.

Gordon

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Getting worse (ESA) 2 months 2 weeks ago #223776

Thanks Gordon,
Does this mean after the 2 years they will send me for another assessment or prior

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Getting worse (ESA) 2 months 2 weeks ago #223789

kez wrote: Thanks Gordon,
Does this mean after the 2 years they will send me for another assessment or prior


It's impossible to say, the two years was a recommendation by the Tribunal panel and is not binding on the DWP,so you could be reassessed after two years or it could be longer, the only way to know for certain is for you to contact the DWP office dealing with your claim.

Gordon
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Getting worse (ESA) 2 months 2 weeks ago #223800

Gordon wrote:

kez wrote: Thanks Gordon,
Does this mean after the 2 years they will send me for another assessment or prior


It's impossible to say, the two years was a recommendation by the Tribunal panel and is not binding on the DWP,so you could be reassessed after two years or it could be longer, the only way to know for certain is for you to contact the DWP office dealing with your claim.

Gordon


I dont want/think its a good idea to rattle any cages with the DWP :unsure:.
At least i have untill September at least i will cross that bridge when the time comes and start preparing further evidence i have a bit closer

When I had the tribunal the judge randomly picked up 2 letters from consultants and said each one alone was worth 15 points without going into the rest, and all the DWP representative said I dont why got to tribunal.
I find difficult that the DWP do this and put so many people under a lot of stress, they themselves contribute if not total points needed alone!

Why they dont contract the NHS to do the assessments in the first place beats me.

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