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KizzyKazaer

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ESA decision
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:57:57 PM »
..just thought I'd let you all know that I've had my ESA claim re-assessed and I have been moved from the WRAG to the Support Group effective from 14 Dec 2016.  With no face-to-face assessment  >biggrin<

This is hopefully good news for others going through the process because it shows you don't necessarily need a 'medical' to get into the SG  >thumbsup<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 10:24:39 AM »
That's brilliant news, Kizzy!  >magicfairy< >bubbly<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 11:12:08 AM »
You mean it's taken them this long to work out how utterly bonkers you are?

I've been in support group from the outset, but I've never known whether to regard it as the outcome of my obsessively long and detailed applications or simply luck.  Maybe a bit of both?  But whichever it was that got you into the SG, well done!

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 12:31:55 PM »
..just thought I'd let you all know that I've had my ESA claim re-assessed and I have been moved from the WRAG to the Support Group effective from 14 Dec 2016.  With no face-to-face assessment  >biggrin<

This is hopefully good news for others going through the process because it shows you don't necessarily need a 'medical' to get into the SG  >thumbsup<

Wonderful news!!  you must feel so relieved!   >hugs<
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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
I'm amazed - that they did not take just one look at you and say 'next'!

Well done you - or commiserations depending upon what mood you are in at the moment.   >hugs<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:10:51 PM »
 >tah< lovely peeps - I would say yes, the relief is definitely greater than any 'I'm being written off as useless' thoughts  ;-)

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You mean it's taken them this long to work out how utterly bonkers you are?
>lol< well, the enforced hospital stay of last summer must have helped my case somewhat... though it has to be said that, on my very first completion of the ESA form (transfer from IB/IS) I was so careful not to 'over-egg the pudding' that I think I might have gone too far the other way, ie made myself appear more ready to consider work than I actually was  >doh<  Now I just tell it like it is and don't care any more if it appears self-pitying or weak or whatever ... In other words, the 'head demons' that badger me into fronting up and Trying To Be Strong can just go  >raspberry<  >angel<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 10:19:47 PM »
Good news is always good to read. 😀

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 08:53:56 AM »



Such good news and about tine  >bighugs<

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other words, the 'head demons' that badger me into fronting up and Trying To Be Strong can just go  >raspberry<  >angel<

Exactly  >thumbsup<  >star<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 03:55:12 PM »
Well done - that must be a relief to you indeed, that you can concentrate on yourself without having to jump through hoops for a while >thumbsup<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 08:38:24 PM »
Good news is always good to read. 😀

Indeed - we'd like as much of it as possible, just so people know that sometimes the DWP system does work as it should  ;-)

Sunshine, I just love the Tigger  >lol<

Sasha, you summed it up very neatly there - no more 'work-focused interviews' at the JobcentrePlus, yippee!   I keep having to look at the decision notice to remind myself... One thing though, it doesn't give an end date, so how long I can enjoy the respite, I do not know!  Oh well, nice while it lasts  >biggrin<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 11:27:51 AM »
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One thing though, it doesn't give an end date, so how long I can enjoy the respite, I do not know!  Oh well, nice while it lasts  >biggrin<

Mine was the same so I assumed it would be another 3 years until reassessment. In my opinion ESA was created to get as many people as possible of sickness benefit and that goal has probably been reach so continually reassessing people in the Support Group would not be financially efficient.

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 09:40:11 AM »
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In my opinion ESA was created to get as many people as possible of sickness benefit

I always suspected as much too  >whistle<

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..that goal has probably been reach so continually reassessing people in the Support Group would not be financially efficient

Good point!  Well, given that the DLA-to-PIP transfer is also sorted, a three-year break from filling in benefit forms sounds fine and dandy to me  >thumbsup<

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Re: ESA decision
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 01:25:52 AM »
Hmmm...don't bet on having 3 years before the next one.

I've had to complete 4 ESA50s in 7 years. From the very first one I did I was put into the Support Group without a face to face assessment. The second ESA50 came about 12/14 months after the initial one and the third came about 18 months after the second one.  Then the fourth one came earlier this year.  Each one has resulted in going into the Support Group without being called to a face to face assessment and each form has had answers that are essentially just copies of the previous forms because nothing has improved - if anything it has deteriorated over that time. I don't know what the outcome of the fourth ESA50 claim form will be - it went in at the beginning of April so I'm waiting to hear.  Its a total waste of taxpayers money paying a private sector company to send these forms out to me each time as nothing I have is getting better (and it won't). It costs me a fortune though in photocopying and sending the completed forms by tracked, guaranteed special delivery!!