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Dic Penderyn

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ESA result
« on: September 07, 2013, 10:03:54 AM »
Received a brown  envelope in the post this morning opened it with trepidation, but all was well it was a letter informing me that I have been placed straight into the support group for ESA. >biggrin<
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Re: ESA result
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 10:13:57 AM »
Oh, what a relief that must have been. And breathe.

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 10:18:46 AM »
Nice to hear good news, although it's sad that being poorly enough to get into the support group is good news!!??  But I know it's such a relief.  A reprieve hopefully for a couple of years.

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 10:29:46 AM »
 >magicfairy<  >biggrin<  >thumbsup<

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 11:04:13 AM »
Good news! But I agree, sad that being that ill/disabled is a cause for celebration.

I hope they leave you be for a long time now. :)

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 11:28:02 AM »
Sort of bitter sweet feeling like when I was awarded DLA you feel vindicated but that is accompanied by a sense of loss.
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Re: ESA result
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 11:38:35 AM »
 >hugs<

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »
Are you intending to find out how long the award is for or just try and forget about it?

Dic Penderyn

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 09:07:30 PM »
Well for the moment I think I will try and forget it and just take things as they are for the moment. It does not give any indication in the letter specifically how long it is for. 
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Re: ESA result
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 09:23:20 PM »
 >hugs<  Well it could be for one week!!

How do you find out how long the award is for?

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 09:26:43 PM »
auntie, unlike DLA, the ESA award is not for a fixed period. Reassessment can be anything from 3 months after the original decision - although forms are sent out aprox 8 weeks ahead of time.

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 09:34:43 PM »
Took another look and it does say the payments are for a period up to the end of November what happens after that I am not sure as it does say that it will be paid as long as I am ill and MG is incurable and permanent. Maybe I will have to keep filling out forms every three months until I qualify for State pension at 65 two years from now. But right now I think I will relax and enjoy a respite from stress, hopefully.
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Re: ESA result
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 09:37:12 PM »
I just typed a long reply and it got deleted doh, you can apply for a copy of the esa85a report that is generated by Atos and used by the DM at the DWP to make a decision. You can get a copy from the benefit office dealing with your claim and it will give an indication of how long the recommended length of the award is, anything from 3 months to 3 years.

However it is only a recommendation and the DWP can request a re-assessment at any time. Like a turd a new claim form will plop on your mat, the element of surprise is a cunning plan by the DWP, just when you felt safe.

You may not wish to know in advance though and may wish to worry about it only when the new esa50 manifests itself. Personally I like to know where I stand but others may prefer not to.

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Re: ESA result
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 09:43:00 PM »
I probably will inquire soon  but for now am going to have a few worry free days as they say ignorance is bliss.

Sorry meant to say thanks for the info Silverstar it is much appreciated.  :-)
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Re: ESA result
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 09:50:46 PM »
Well done!!  :)
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