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Esa - severe disability

hulme3030 Member Posts: 16 Listener
I have rang ESA up just they have told me that am now getting severe disability element does this mean I still have to go for the assememnet to see if I have to go in the support group or the other group could someone answer this question please


  • Daio
    Daio Member Posts: 5 Listener
    No not if they told you you passed .
      How long did you wait before you rang as I am waiting. I had my carers stopped because I messed the form up I think. I cannot wait for it to be over. 
  • hulme3030
    hulme3030 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    They rang me up last Saturday to ask me a few questions cause they said I might be entitled to some extra money so I rang them back yesterday and they told me am getting severe disability element on ESA and I was getting  the money today which was backpay from December I never asked they just rang me uo
  • Jean Eveleigh
    Jean Eveleigh Member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    yes you will still be required to do a work capability assessment but it may be 6 months (as it has been with me) until the appointment comes through
  • hulme3030
    hulme3030 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Even though am on that I will still need one 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Everyone will need to be reassessed for ESA at sometime.

    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


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • hulme3030
    hulme3030 Member Posts: 16 Listener
    So I will have to be assessed I take it 


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