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ESA review form arrived this morning

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perdita
perdita Community member Posts: 107 Courageous
Good morning (I think,)
Just received the dreaded form. I last had a review just prior to lock down. I am on CESA and in the support group. 
I have just moved on to UC so i don't know whether this has prompted my review, but it is happening what ever the reason. I thought that now I am receipt of UC I would have received a message on my journal, but it would appear not. 
Long shot of a question but does anyone know the timescale from returning the form to having an assessment?

Thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    As your ESA was CB then the referral for the WCA could have been made before you claimed UC. This will also explain why you didn't have a letter on your journal telling you that you're being referred.

    Timescales vary considerably and will depend on the backlog in your area. You will need to make sure the ESA50 form is returned no later than the date on the letter.
    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.
  • perdita
    perdita Community member Posts: 107 Courageous
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    Hi Poppy,
    Thanks for your rapid reply. I knew it was a bit of a daft question. This form, causes me to have a bit of a melt down. The PIP ones seem easier to navigate. It always seems to be very restrictive, for example, I have tremors due to muscle weakness in many areas. However the question is can I press one didget on a keypad then the answer is yes. However can I consistently continue to do this without many mistakes and lots of deleting and going back then no. 
    Thanks once again, your input is invaluable. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Never such a thing as a daft question @perdita. If you have any questions, please always feel free to ask away. That does sound really frustrating and restrictive - no space to expand on what impact the activities have on you, for example, or the limits to the activities  :(
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  • perdita
    perdita Community member Posts: 107 Courageous
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    Thanks for your kind words L_Volunteer. I am currently deleting more than I am writing (if that's physically possible) 
    It's just that with the PIP forms they want to know how your disability affects you the majority of the time and seem to understand that conditions can be variable. Whereas this form seems very prescriptive eg can you pick up a pound coin or carry an empty cardboard box. All of these things will depend on a lot of variables ie is it right in front of me at the right height? (I am in a wheelchair) 
    It seems petty to say mostly I can if... so I keep ticking yes then I panic and think I am not painting a true picture of my life. But equally it needs to be very accurate.
    Sorry for the long post but struggling at the moment 😅 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,381 Scope online community team
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    perdita said:
    Hi Poppy,
    Thanks for your rapid reply. I knew it was a bit of a daft question. This form, causes me to have a bit of a melt down. The PIP ones seem easier to navigate. It always seems to be very restrictive, for example, I have tremors due to muscle weakness in many areas. However the question is can I press one didget on a keypad then the answer is yes. However can I consistently continue to do this without many mistakes and lots of deleting and going back then no. 
    Thanks once again, your input is invaluable. 
    If you can't do it repeatedly and reliably I think putting no would be more accurate than yes, you can always add more information afterwards explaining. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you can't complete an activity regularly and reliably the majority of the time then you're classed as not be able to do it at all and then you should tick no.
    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.
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