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hayley0285
hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I was just wondering g if someone can give me some advice! I've been on esa assessment phase since the 6th march 2017 I've just recently had a medical on the 30th August 2017 she sent my report to the DWP on the 30th August (same day) the lady  who assessed me said that she would be recommending I am off the highest rate with servere  disability does the DWP go on what she has recommend? Also I no there is no time scale for a descision but how long can it take? 
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  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    What's the point having discussion if no one replies? 
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
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    Hi@hayley0285

    I'm so so sorry for not picking you up sooner please please take my humble apologies.

    I have posted a link below for youon benefits/pip I hope it is ok ?????? 

    www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/benefits/plp

    I'm very very sorry for the delay please let me know if I can help you further ????????
  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi @steve51 thanks for the link.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
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    Hi@hayley0285

    No probs please let me know if you require any more help and support  ?????
  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi @steve51 the link don't seem to working I'm pressing it but nothing's happening 
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
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    Hi@hayley0285

    I'm so sorry please leave it with me and I will be on the case straightaway.

    Many many thanks.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
    edited September 2017
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    Hi@hayley0285

    I have got a good one for you which has just been tryed and tested.

    http://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance

    Please please let me know if you have any probs !!!!!!
  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi@steve51 it's still not working when I click into it?? 
  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi@steve51
    its alright I just copied it instead into my browser and did it that way thanks for the advice.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Trailblazing
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    Hi @hayley0285
    Apols for the delay in response!
    Not sure whether it's a typo, but you say that the  assessor will recommend that you come off the high rate? But you also state you are in assessment phase?
    In answer to your question though, yes, generally the DWP do go with what the HCP recommends, as this tends to be the primary evidence they have available to them.
    As regards the length of time from the the assessment to the decision, it's not normally very long, around 2-3 weeks, maybe up to around 4 weeks.
    Hope this helps - and hope they get the award right for you!
    Kind regards
    Mary
  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi Mary! No there recommending I go on to the servere high rate I'm still on assessments phase tho I rang them up today and I've been awarded it I'm in the support group but she couldn't tell me what I was getting cause that wasn't on the system the lady said there still sorting this out what is the servere rate of esa? Is this extra premium on top it the support group? 
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
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    Hi @hayley0285

    That's great news please let me know if I can help you further ????

    Many thanks.

  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi @steve51
    just one more thing!! 
    How much are the rates of support group? Is it £109.65 than an extra £15.90 on top? 

  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
    edited September 2017
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    Hi @hayley0285

    The rates of esa.

    Please please let me know if you have any problems again.
    I can look at other ways if needed  ???

  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi @steve51
    all I keep getting when I click the link is server not available.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
    edited September 2017
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    Hi @hayley0285

    I'm so sorry !!!!!

    Try this one please hopefully it should do the trick: 

    CAB website

    You will find the Benefits section straightaway on the home page then search for (ESA)

    Please let me know if you have anymore problems/questions !!!!

  • hayley0285
    hayley0285 Community member Posts: 23 Listener
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    Hi @steve51
    Thanks ever so much for all your help much appreciated.


  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,141 Championing
    edited September 2017
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    Hi @hayley0285


    That's no probs, please let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with ??????
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    Hi I have been through and fixed all of @steve51 's links.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Trailblazing
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    Hello hayley0285 - I'm glad your ESA has been sorted out so promptly, and that you will be put into the Support Group. Just to be clear about the rates - there are two versions of ESA; contribution-based ESA, and income-related ESA. If you are in the Support Group, the maximum contribution based ESA you can get is £109.65. If you are eligible for income-related ESA as a single person, then you would get £109.65, plus an extra premium called the enhanced disability premium, which is another £15.90, making a total of £125.55 a week. Some people get contribution-based ESA, with an income-related top up. You should check on the benefits calculator part of this Scope website to make sure that all your other benefits are in order too, and don't forget to consider making a claim for PIP!
    Hope this helps!

    Jayne