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ESA End Date

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honda1
honda1 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
Does ESA contribution based have a end date I'm in the support group?

Thanks

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @honda1 - when you're in the Support group, this is ongoing (no end date). Only a decision when reviewed could potentially change that.
  • honda1
    honda1 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    chiarieds said:
    Hi @honda1 - when you're in the Support group, this is ongoing (no end date). Only a decision when reviewed could potentially change that.
    I was put in the support group July 2023. In my assessment report it said some improvements may be seen in 12 months. I phoned ESA the lady on the phone said I have only been put in the support group for 1 year untill July 2024 and that's when I will be re-assesd.

    I have done a lot of Google search and as you have said ESA has no end date. Do you think this is something new the DWP has introduced?

    Thanks
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately you can get 'incorrect advice;' if in the Support group, this doesn't just last a year, & there's no end date (potentially) until a decision is made on a future review, as you've found.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,168 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s been no changes in the rules. That timescale you’ve been given is regarding a review. However, that will only be a guide and nothing more. It doesn’t mean you will be reviewed at that time.

    Chiarieds is correct and Support Group has no end date. The award is ongoing until a new decision says otherwise. 
    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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