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topper
topper Community member Posts: 29 Connected
Hi, Had esa assessment this morning face to face. I am waiting for surgery on both hands to remove trapezium bone. Also have mental health issues. The lady said that she would like to start with the mental health issues first as she may not need to discuss my hand problem at this stage. After about 45 min she told me she had enough information, and that she had no need to discuss my physical issues as that would be something they would look at  when my mental health is in better shape. She said I should know outcome within 2 weeks. I left not really understanding why we did not even discuss the day to day issue s I have with hands etc. I don’t know if that’s good news that she ended it not even half way through, without all the reasons I put on form. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you have those assessments they don't always need to ask questions about all of your health conditions. If they have enough of information for them already then they may not need to ask those extra questions. The assessment is for them to gather more evidence to support your claim.
    I wouldn't worry too much about not asking those questions because it does happen. A decision can take up to about 12 weeks once the assessment report has been returned to DWP.
    If it's ESA you're claiming then you will receive a decision letter in the post once the decision is made.
    If it's Universal Credit you're claiming and you have access to a journal then the decision letter will be uploaded onto your journal once the decision is made.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
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    When you have those assessments they don't always need to ask questions about all of your health conditions. If they have enough of information for them already then they may not need to ask those extra questions. The assessment is for them to gather more evidence to support your claim.
    I wouldn't worry too much about not asking those questions because it does happen. A decision can take up to about 12 weeks once the assessment report has been returned to DWP.
    If it's ESA you're claiming then you will receive a decision letter in the post once the decision is made.
    If it's Universal Credit you're claiming and you have access to a journal then the decision letter will be uploaded onto your journal once the decision is made.
    Third word abbreviation gives it away, ESA.  Agree with Poppy, 'short and sweet', they've got the bits they need.
  • topper
    topper Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Thanks for Reply. I’ve been on UC since may last year ,had to finish work so been putting in fit notes “still am”.Working full time from 2018 until may 2022. Applied for pip got that  in Oct 2022, backdated from 21/06/2022.Then told I had to go for esa assessment today as I posted . Now I’ve read that there is something called spd, I live alone, the fact they have not done the full assessment with out conducting physical side how do they assess what group to put me in with out all medical evidence?and what I would qualify for as in any other top ups that I may apply for
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    topper said:
     Now I’ve read that there is something called spd, I live alone, 
    I think you mean SDP (Severe Disability Premium).
    If you claimed ESA after 2018 you are claiming new style ESA and the SPD does not apply to new style ESA.
    Similarly the SDP does not apply to UC.
    topper said:
    .. the fact they have not done the full assessment with out conducting physical side how do they assess what group to put me in with out all medical evidence?and what I would qualify for as in any other top ups that I may apply for
    I'm not clear what you mean by this. When you completed the UC50 that was the time for you to explain your difficulties and to provide any supporting evidence you want taken into account. You have now just had an assessment and the assessor will then prepare a report which goes to DWP. Only then do DWP decide what group you are placed in.


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  • topper
    topper Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Yes I told them all about my condition,s on the form , so should they not go through all the form? As you said this” I'm not clear what you mean by this. When you completed the UC50 that was the time for you to explain your difficulties and to provide any supporting evidence you want taken into account. You have now just had an assessment and the assessor will then prepare a report which goes to DWP. Only then do DWP decide what group you are placed in”. I had put about my physical and mental state on form so why only address a bit of the form and they had all the information for all my condition s
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    topper said:
    Yes I told them all about my condition,s on the form , so should they not go through all the form?
    No, not at all. They will only ask the questions they need to ask. If they have enough of information then there's no need to ask the question. If they went through all of your conditions when there's no need to then assessments could last many hours, there's no time for this.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • topper
    topper Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Thanks
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