Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal

ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85572

I've been on ESA in the WRAG since 2009, due to ME/CFS. I was reassessed in November of last year and thought I would be moved to the Support Group based on my mobility. However, the paper assessment did not take my mobility into account at all, and I had to appeal.

I learned during the appeal process that if I was not successful, I would lose ESA completely at the end of April, as I am not eligible for Income Based ESA. This added a lot of pressure.

I went to the tribunal in person and found it very physically stressful due to my illness. But it was far friendlier than anything I've had to deal with before with ATOS or DWP. They stressed several times that they were independent of the DWP - perhaps they don't want their bad press!

They spent ten minutes asking me some questions, and thanked me for coming in person.

I'm not sure I would have felt the confidence to do this if it weren't for the B&W guides, as well as the success stories that come in the regular newsletter. That and knowing that 40% of cases succeed at appeal was what gave me the courage to do it. Thank you! :)
The following user(s) said Thank You: marjovi , TCP , Hummingbird

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by Gordon.

Re:ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85587

HA

Can we suppose that your appeal was successful? If so, congratulations.

Gordon
The following user(s) said Thank You: sarah

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

Re:ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85591

Glad you felt comfortable with the tribunal.
Have you been placed in SG or what ?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by Gordon.

Re:ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85597

The clue is in the title of the thread.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

Re:ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85598

Woops did not engage brain, apologies xx

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:ESA Appeal: WRAG to Support Group at Tribunal 5 years 6 months ago #85602

No problem. Quite often I also cannot see the wood for the trees. :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: bro58GordonMrs Hurtyback