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I went to my assessment.

Hi to all,

I went to my Assesment, I had to go to 5th floor in the lift after I was given a think it was a security badge.

I gave my letter in a reception and my passport I was then told I would be half an hour before I was seen so I used the time to go to the loo before I went in.

I was just coming out of the loo when a lady asked me my name I told her and was asked to follow her.
Went in and sat down she said this assessent was for E.S.A. and her name was Elverlyn she asked me about my health and I told her about my bladder and what was happening with it also about my bowel problems ECT,
And my arthritis and back problems each time I told her something new she said oh my god for some reason as if to feel sorry for me with how many problems I have she seemed nice enough I also told her about my depression regarding my weight she then asked me an unusul question of have I ever harmed myself n I said No I think too much of my family and grandchildren to do that.

It was a question I never expected her to ask it took me by surprise.
She asked if she could keep my hospital letter s n I said yes
As I had photocopied them.
I was their about an hour she said that I would revive a letter in about 2 weeks.
It wasn't as hard as I expected it to be n I felt quite relaxed
Talking to her I just hope I said enough to keep my E.S.A.


Colourfull.
     

Comments

  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,798 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing this with us @Colourfull, fingers crossed for you!
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Pippa Thankyou.
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Hi @PippaScope,

    I receved a letter say I would still revive my E.S.A. and have been placed in the Support Group I was Already In Apparently.

    So hopefully I won't Need Another Assesment Yeah.

    I am Right Surprised.

    Colourfull.



      
  • deb74
    deb74 Member Posts: 777 Pioneering
    well done colourful! so many of have have lost our ESA!
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Debz 74,
    Thankyou for Your reply very nice of You.

    Colourfull.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @PippaScope,

    I receved a letter say I would still revive my E.S.A. and have been placed in the Support Group I was Already In Apparently.

    So hopefully I won't Need Another Assesment Yeah.

    I am Right Surprised.

    Colourfull.



      
    Support group doesn't mean that you will not have another assessment.
    SG is the first criteria but there are other serious condition criteria to meet also.
    You will be told on your support letter that you will not be required for further review

    cr
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Hi Cockney Rebel,

    I wasn't told in my letter I wouldnt' need to go for another review but another person stated that they don't have to have another review being in the Support Group I have been in Since last year.

    Colourfull.
      
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Here is the  DRUK report

    Changes to the Work Capability Assessment reassessment criteria

    29 September 2017

    From today, the Work Capability Assessment criteria will change for some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) claimants.

    See DWP policy paper

    ESA claimants in the support group and UC claimants with limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) attending a Work Capability Assessment from 29 September 2017 will no longer need to be reassessed if they:

    • have a severe, lifelong disability, illness or health condition
    • are unlikely to ever be able to move into work

    Claimants will be told if they will not be reassessed following their WCA.

    This change does not affect:

    • ESA claimants placed in the work-related activity group
    • UC claimants who are found to have limited capability for work



    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Member Posts: 59 Courageous
    Hi Cockney Rebel,

    Thanks for the Info.

    Colourfull.
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 971 Pioneering

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