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LCWRA - support group esa

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jamrumples
jamrumples Community member Posts: 112 Connected
Can someone explain to me please, why on UC we are reassessed 2/3 years normally but with esa in the support group people have gone 10+ years without having to go through these. What changed? Why is it different for esa? I by the way am absolutely all for it I don’t want this to sound like I’m gunning for esa I’m not… I just wondered why they didn’t carry over the same with LCWRA. Do we think this is what the white paper meant when they said anyone with LCWRA wouldn’t have to face another assessment? They’re going to change it so it’s the way they treat esa. My words are failing me this morning. Brain fog and feelings have me all over the place. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s not any different for LCWRA than it is for Support Group. Those that have gone as long as 10 years without an assessment are just very lucky to have fallen through the cracks so to speak. 

    There are of course people in the severe conditions group now for LCWRA and Support Group and those will not be reassessed again ever. 

    No one knows exactly what may happen regarding the white paper because no further information has been given. 
    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.
  • jamrumples
    jamrumples Community member Posts: 112 Connected
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    Ok okay, I’m sure my mum was out into a group which was basically the light touch review but she was only in her 30’s when this happened - she passed last year in her early 50’s so I can’t ask her about that now. 

    Could you please explain, if you have time because I struggle to understand things about the new proposed severe disability group and what that is please, I’ve read somethings that have me anxious and I know that you are so good at explaining in to the point terms, that I’ll understand. - is this why they are scrapping the wca? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    Light touch reviews refer to PIP and not the work capability assessment. All reviews for the work capability assessment are the same process as your first assessment.

    The severe conditions group isn’t new, it started back in 2017 and is not related the disability white paper. There’s more information here https://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2023-0365/146_Severe_Conditions_V3-0.pdf


    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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