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Broreb1981
Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 166 Courageous
How often are you reviewed when you're in the support group?
Does it just happen without warning?
Is it paperbased, face to face? 
I'm in the support group and I've had no follow up or contact with anyone since my award started last may

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,145 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. 

    If it’s just ESA you’re claiming and not UC as well then yes, it will be without warning and you will just receive the ESA50 form in the post.

    In normal times it can be anything from 3 months but these are not normal times and very few people have been reviewed since 2020 because for most of that time they have been suspended. At the moment they are concentrating on the work group mostly. 
    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.
  • Broreb1981
    Broreb1981 Community member Posts: 166 Courageous
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    Can you stay on esa permanently if you are unfit for work? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,145 Disability Gamechanger
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    If this is New style ESA then you will remain on this in the Support Group 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.
  • luvpink
    luvpink Community member Posts: 158 Pioneering
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    How often are you reviewed when you're in the support group?
    Does it just happen without warning?
    Is it paperbased, face to face? 
    I'm in the support group and I've had no follow up or contact with anyone since my award started last may

    Hi
    I was reassessed last year out of the blue after being in the esa cb support group for several years.
    It was a telephone assessment that lasted about an hour and a half.
    It was very thorough and it was obvious the assessor had read all of the evidence I had provided.
    I had a decision in my favour from the dwp within a few weeks.
  • Jram46
    Jram46 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    Hi @Broreb1981
    Here’s my experience 
    I was placed in the ESA support group in 2013 
    I then heard nothing until June2023 when I received a capability for work questionnaire esa50 which was promptly returned and signed as received 3 weeks later…..fast forward 41 weeks to now…. heard nothing!
     I’m still being paid so they must be happy :-)
      
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