Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Receiving too many notifications? Adjust your notification settings.

PIP award triggering ESA reassessment????

JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
Hello. I'm in a state worrying, didn't sleep last night from worrying  as got a text message from DWP yesterday saying 'we need to talk to you about your ESA claim. Please call us straightaway on...'  the thought of it has upset me as the text sounds very official and surely anything important would be sent in the post?  I've only just been awarded PIP and have been claiming ESA since early 2017. My two thoughts are that, my condition worsened a month after my ESA assessment and I did not let them know re the ESA - didn't see how it would make a difference as my situation is worse and I can not work and I am already in the SG category. The only other thing I did not inform  the DWP of in relation to the ESA is a recent 5 night stay in hospital, which the PIP officer said made no difference. I realise in hindsight I ought to have advised of any changes but. I. Now think the DWP are going to use my mistakes against me so they can reassess my  ESA in the hope of stopping that and my PIP.  The point is, my situation has worsened, I still cannot work, my condition  has deteriorated and I now think I'm going to be expected  to have to go through the DWP nonsense all over again. I couldn't bear it with my anxiety being worse than ever. I dread hospital and GP appointments and yet we all know a DWP one is  hostile 99.9%  I believe they are doing this just to. Make things hard for me as I won my appeal at tribunal that I did not appear at in person due to my anxiety. Does this resonate? Any thoughts? Should I ring them or wait for a letter? I'll be all wound up regardless until this is sorted. I'm not well, this is the last thing I need.

Replies

  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Hi!

    I don't think the change of circumstances you described have any bearing on ESA.

    All their texts and letters sound horribly official! From what I can gather, there are a few simple possibilities...

    1, now you have been awarded PIP, you may be entitled to premiums related to ESA. 

    2, if you've had ESA for about a year, they may be reveiwing it. They check on most claims around the year mark I beleive.

    As hard as it is, it's best just to call them. Not knowing often makes us think it's going to be awful news but it rarely is that bad
  • JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    Hi JUrph , thank you. Just hearing  from you has made me feel a little better as I'm at my wits end already with my mental health so this has thrown me. My ESA was awarded for 2 years back in early 2017. I've just read something else, do)  think they could be trying to switch me to universal credit. That's a different kettle of fish as I didn't understand any. Of what I read on it. You're right, horribly official, I think that's what's upset me the most is a call us straight away text  mid Saturday afternoon.

    Yes, I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet  and  call them as waiting for that brown envelope will now be just as bad as I'm upset  over the text.

    Thank you so much for helping. Sometimes, knowing others understand your situation helps even though it's not solved. I don't have anyone I can talk to about it so this forum helps.

    Thanks, JUrph

    James 



  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    I know I always assume the worst until I know otherwise, it's impossible not to. Once you know what it's about, come back and let us know. Whatever it is, you'll get help here ☺


  • JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    No need to be sorry! You have helped, I didn't mean it to sound any other way. You have helped, that was my point.
  • janice_in_wonderlandjanice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    Hi 

    Is it quite usual for successful PIP Tribunals to call people in for ESA Reassessments?
  • JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    Hi Janice. Sorry, do you mean it IS quite usual for it to happen or were you asking? I don't know I'll update as soon as I find out
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    @JamesGeorge I think I worded it wrongly. I just meant I was sorry not to be able to offer a definitive answer. 


  • JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    As long as you know I'm grateful
  • JurphJurph Member Posts: 346 Pioneering
    Glad I could help. Do come back and let us know. I'm sure others here can help more.

    Good luck!
  • janice_in_wonderlandjanice_in_wonderland Member Posts: 265 Pioneering
    @JamesGeorge

    Yes, and it would be good for people to know... 
  • JamesGeorgeJamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
    Hi. FYI, the ESA dept were contacting me to advise of how PIP enhances the ESA award. No ESA reassessment triggered, thankfully. Panic mode  so often sets in with the DWP as we all know.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    It might be because they were looking at a premium.
    I lost my pip care and I didn't need to tell them, big the award and then taking the premium arrived the same day!

    Puzzled though why you were only given ESA for two years. Did they wrote and tell you that. I've never been told this but maybe new claims are different.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    It seems wrong that a disability premium is only given to ESA income based
    and not to the people in the support group
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2018
    It seems wrong that a disability premium is only given to ESA income based
    and not to the people in the support group


    That's not correct. People in the Support can and do receive the disability premiums. Those in the Support group can either be claiming Income Related or Contribution based. If it's Contribution based then the premiums aren't paid, unless you're entitled to an Income Related top up. Those that receive Income Related WILL be entitled to the premium. The Severe Disability Premium has specific criteria and not everyone will be entitled to this.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    Sorry that’s exactly what I meant  
    but i am in the support group on neither contribution based or income related. Just there because I can’t work due to disability and I don’t get any disability premium even though I get pip.
    i used to work. I finished 4 yrs ago
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    I believe it's because you are a couple. 

    If you are a couple:

    • You and your partner must be getting a qualifying benefit, 
    However you have just been awarded a qualifying benefit- standard/ enhanced pip care, so you might actually be entitled to this on top. An advisor might see this and help you out.

    I find forums odd sometimes that it's unfair that someone doesn't get extra money, but someone who has just had that taken off them is fine.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    No, I don’t think I’m entitled to anything
    as a few days after my brown envelope from pip, I had another brown letter from ESA saying that there had been changes and I am awarded exactly the same as I’m on now. £110 a week
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    That makes me scratch my head. Though the system in general gives me splinters! 

    @CockneyRebel any ideas? 

    Income related get EDP don't they?
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    Hi lillybelle and whistles

    Its always worth bearing in mind that benefit rules are  complicated. For example, there is an overarching rule that if one person in a couple works 24 hours or more, there is no entitlement, at all, to income-related ESA. That's an absolute rule.  But the same couple could get universal credit (UC), if they live in a full-service UC area, because that is a rule that hasn't been carried forward to the new system. 

    With both old-style and new-style contributory ESA, payments are only made for a year unless the person is in the support group. That impacts on anyone whose only entitlement is to contributory  ESA. This may well seem  unfair, and it is the current law. Some people may qualify for income-related ESA when their contributory ESA runs out.

    It is almost as if the system has been designed to be impenetrable.

    Premiums, which are a facet of income-related "legacy" benefits only, and not including tax credits, are different for each benefit. So what lillybelle is asking isn't straight-forward.

    Which is why I think it would be best to take your paperwork to a specialist adviser locally, if you can, and ask them to translate for you!

    If that isn't possible, because there isn't a local service that you can use, do feel free to telephone the helpline to discuss your concerns there. 

    Best wishes

    Gill_Scope
    Benefits and Finance Information Specialist
    Scope Helpline
    Tel: 080 800 3333
  • Laura99Laura99 Member Posts: 62 Courageous
    Aaaaaaaaagh Oh the DWP and their impenetrable fog of letters which make no sense......... I do feel for you.

    What happened in the end?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, I don’t think I’m entitled to anything
    as a few days after my brown envelope from pip, I had another brown letter from ESA saying that there had been changes and I am awarded exactly the same as I’m on now. £110 a week
    This amount of ESA tells me tat you're claiming Contribution Based and not Income related. If you were claiming Income Related then you would be claiming approx £126 per week.

    Do you live with a partner that works?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • johnanfieldjohnanfield Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Hello. I'm in a state worrying, didn't sleep last night from worrying  as got a text message from DWP yesterday saying 'we need to talk to you about your ESA claim. Please call us straightaway on...'  the thought of it has upset me as the text sounds very official and surely anything important would be sent in the post?  I've only just been awarded PIP and have been claiming ESA since early 2017. My two thoughts are that, my condition worsened a month after my ESA assessment and I did not let them know re the ESA - didn't see how it would make a difference as my situation is worse and I can not work and I am already in the SG category. The only other thing I did not inform  the DWP of in relation to the ESA is a recent 5 night stay in hospital, which the PIP officer said made no difference. I realise in hindsight I ought to have advised of any changes but. I. Now think the DWP are going to use my mistakes against me so they can reassess my  ESA in the hope of stopping that and my PIP.  The point is, my situation has worsened, I still cannot work, my condition  has deteriorated and I now think I'm going to be expected  to have to go through the DWP nonsense all over again. I couldn't bear it with my anxiety being worse than ever. I dread hospital and GP appointments and yet we all know a DWP one is  hostile 99.9%  I believe they are doing this just to. Make things hard for me as I won my appeal at tribunal that I did not appear at in person due to my anxiety. Does this resonate? Any thoughts? Should I ring them or wait for a letter? I'll be all wound up regardless until this is sorted. I'm not well, this is the last thing I need.

  • johnanfieldjohnanfield Member Posts: 13 Connected
    they could not give a toss. they just try & make things as hard as possible for your self .I my self was having reassessments  every 3 to 4 years now I have had 2 within 12 months.things now are worse than ever regarding reassessments 
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi, I'm new and this is my first post.

    I'm really worrying and it really is making me ill. I had to fill a 'form' which was in fact, a 40 page book!!! To apply for this PIP.

    I've been in a wheelchair for 22 yrs with multiple spinal problems. I also have a lot of other conditions.

    Everyone tells me not to worry and that they won't stop my DLA going to PIP! But I'm reading different.

    I'm terrified they'll stop it and I'll lose my wheelchair! The NHS wheelchair breaks down 9 times out of every 10 I use it, so I got one off motability. 

    If they take it, I'll be housebound and I'm worried sick about it! They've had the form back a week now, any idea how long it is until they let us know?

    I can't sleep for worrying! 

    Thanks in advance! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Katmalan said:
    Hi, I'm new and this is my first post.

    I'm really worrying and it really is making me ill. I had to fill a 'form' which was in fact, a 40 page book!!! To apply for this PIP.

    I've been in a wheelchair for 22 yrs with multiple spinal problems. I also have a lot of other conditions.

    Everyone tells me not to worry and that they won't stop my DLA going to PIP! But I'm reading different.

    I'm terrified they'll stop it and I'll lose my wheelchair! The NHS wheelchair breaks down 9 times out of every 10 I use it, so I got one off motability. 

    If they take it, I'll be housebound and I'm worried sick about it! They've had the form back a week now, any idea how long it is until they let us know?

    I can't sleep for worrying! 

    Thanks in advance! 
    Hi,
    It would have been better to have started a new post with your question. Asking questions on the end of someone elses post mean they could be missed.

    There's no timescales for this. Expect a face 2 face assessment as most people have them. Did you send evidence to support your claim? They very rarely contact anyone for evidence and the onus is on you to make sure it's sent.

    Once you've had the assessment it can take anything from 2-8 weeks, sometimes longer for a decision to be made. Your DLA will continue until a decision is made on the PIP.

    Here's some links that may help.

    There's also a PIP self test that you can complete, this will give you some idea what you could possibly score.

    Remember that PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how your conditions affect you daily. Good luck.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Bless you  thank you! You can tell us my first time then! lol

    I'll read the link now. 

    Thanks! 
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    The thing about points. Do you know how many you need  to go onto PIP?

    My DLA didn't have points you see.

    Thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2018
    You need 8 points for standard and 12 for Enhanced in either Mobility and/or daily living. Complete the PIP self test in the 2nd link i posted for you and this will tell you how many points you could possibly score.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    8 - 12 points for each tick you mean? Or 8 - 12 in total?

    Cos I'm maxed out than 12 points in total.

    And thank you! Again! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's 2 parts to PIP daily living and mobility and you need at least 8 points in total for each part. If you don't score at least 8 points in the whole of the daily living part then there will be no award. The same for mobility but you can be awarded either part or both or course.
    Have you completed the PIP self test? If you have then it tells you at the end of the test what you could possibly score for each part in total and whether or not there could be an award. It will also tell you whether it could be standard or enhanced. 
    I'd advise you to do some research, there's plenty of advice on websites about the PIP claim process. CAB have a great website which will tell you all you need to know. Having a better understanding of what it's all about will help. Please don't assume that you'll be awarded because you were previously claiming DLA. The descriptors have to apply to gain those points and for this you'll need evidence to support your claim.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi again!
    No  that's the thing, I'm expecting them to stop it because that's all I'm hearing...

    I'm scared they will because my wheelchair will have to go back then I'll become a prisoner again!

    This is my greatest fear .. 

    I'll go to all the links  you've sent me!

    And thank you again. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. As i said, make sure you send evidence to support your claim.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    I  didn't send anything, I've nothing to send to them. I didn't know we could send hospital ltrs etc.

    But I did give them full permission to pull all my files, scans  xrays, contact all my drs and specialists, everything about me is there. 

    I could have seen my gp but the form said not to delay sending them back through waiting for proof to send them. 

    But I'll fight it, regardless, if they refuse me.

    I did that form you linked me too, on the first part I scoredscored 62 points.

    On the 2nd part I scored 22 points. 

    But hearing all that I've heard, they won't care anyway and throw me off! But yeah, I'll fight it. 

    Thanks again for your help. 


  • johnanfieldjohnanfield Member Posts: 13 Connected
    they do not care how ill you are .its basically a money go round with you picking up the tab
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    I know, that's what I'm picking up all over the place.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Katmalan said:
    I  didn't send anything, I've nothing to send to them. I didn't know we could send hospital ltrs etc.

    But I did give them full permission to pull all my files, scans  xrays, contact all my drs and specialists, everything about me is there. 

    I could have seen my gp but the form said not to delay sending them back through waiting for proof to send them. 

    But I'll fight it, regardless, if they refuse me.

    I did that form you linked me too, on the first part I scoredscored 62 points.

    On the 2nd part I scored 22 points. 

    But hearing all that I've heard, they won't care anyway and throw me off! But yeah, I'll fight it. 

    Thanks again for your help. 


    They very rarely contact anyone for evidence as i clearly stated in my first reply to you. The onus is always on the claimant to make sure that evidence is sent to support your claim. I strongly advise that you gather some evidence ready to take with you to the assessment, however they very often refuse to accept it on the day. Hopefully for you this won't be the case. On the front of the PIP2 form that you filled in it does clearly state the additional information that you can send with your form. It says do send additional information about how your condition or disability affects you. This means evidence.

    Having scored that amount of points in daily living i'm assuming that you don't understand PIP and the descriptors at all. I've read and heard a lot of stories about PIP and i must be honest i've never ever known anyone score that high. Looking at the descriptors myself a few minutes ago and you must have ticked the boxes scoring the highest points in most of the activities through out the daily living part.

    Even scoring 22 points in the mobility part seems very high.

    You have to be realistic here because if you don't then you're going to have problems with your claim.

    May i ask if it's mental or physical health you're claiming for?

    Do you have anyone helping you with your claim and did you get help filling out the form or did you did that yourself?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • LittleGizmo86LittleGizmo86 Member Posts: 79 Courageous
    @Katmalan hello and welcome.

    I am not sure what i wrong with you but that seems like a very large amount of points to claim. I used to support a guy who was totally paralyzed and used a ventilator to breethe and he probably had about that many points?

    Im affraid i agree with poppy i dont think you understand PIP very well. To back up the points you think you can make you will need to send in evidence. You really needed to have sent evidence with your form. They really really rarely contact anyone for info... the certainly will not look at your xrays or scans. You can try and take evidence to you face to face assessment but I had extra evidence that came available after i applied to go with the stuff i sent when i applied and i took it to the assessment but she wouldnt take it. Did you not get any advice before applying?
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    No, I just filled the forms in and answered the questions truthfully.

    If they don't check it out  whywhy do they ask for dress and specialists contact information?

    Well, I'm not worrying about it, it's making me ill. 

    If they take my wheelchair we'll just have  find a way of replacing it.

    Thanks forfor all your input though. Appreciate it. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2018
    Sometimes they will ask medical professionals for evidence BUT it's very rare that they do this. Like i said it clearly states on the form what additional information to send.

    You didn't answer my question, are you claiming for mental health or physical health?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • johnanfieldjohnanfield Member Posts: 13 Connected
    I my self are claiming esa for mental &physical.& when I went for reassessment in may THIS year was questioned like I had committed a very serious criminal offence these H C P nurses could not care less if they push you over the edge.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Please do keep us updated @Katmalan, and we'll advise where we can. I hope today is as kind as possible to you.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi Pippa, thanks, I will keep you posted. But I've no idea from they receive the forms as to when we hear the decision? 

    I'm lying here in pure agony at the moment because my back feels  like its snapped at the base. It's one of those, 'scared to move moments'.

    I'm terrified ill kiss me powerchair you know. That will be what finishes me. Because if I lost that, I may as well give up, cos I'll never get out.

    They'll be confining me to the 4 walls of my home.

    I've had an NHS powerchair for 22 years now, but almost every single time I use it, it breaks down. I got scared to go out in it. My poor hubby has to then push me in it. And it's heavy! And I'm heavy!

    So I won't get out. I just won't. And though I don't go out very much and I'm home for weeks on end, at least I know its there when I can.

    So if they take it, that'll be me finished.

    But I'll let  know.

    I did respond to your last post explaining some of my conditions, but I can't see it here?
     
    Kat
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    • KatmalanKatmalan,

      If you do have medical evidence (consultants' letters etc) I would send those in. Make sure it's all headed up as relating to your PIP2 form, & put your NI number on it as well as your name & date of birth - just helps to keep everything together.

      If you need to have your face to face assessment at home, you should say so. As Poppy says, whilst the assessment company can write to professionals for more evidence, they don't do this very often. And the more evidence you can provide, the better. 

      I hope everything goes better than you're hoping - I do understand your fears, but see what happens. If you do not get the rate of benefit you think you should, then don't hesitate to seek advice about challenging that decision. There's lots of experience on this forum.

      Will
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi, thank you Will!!

    So it's OK to send them evidence and they'll tag it onto my form?

    All I have are appointment letters, but I am seeing my Dr on Wednesday, should I ask her for a letter too? She'll do one for me, I've no doubt about that.

    Again though, thank you, and I will update on what happens next  

    Kat
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Future appointment letters aren't classed as evidence and will not be accepted, this is because they dont' mean anything and it doesn't tell them anything about your condition.

    A letter from your GP will help but you'll need more than this. You can ask your GP if they have anything in your medical records you can use, there's no charge for this providing you have a digital copy and you can then print what you need. Other things can be anything from social worker letters, Occupational therapist letters, a diary written by yourself, or even a letter from someone who knows you well. Please be aware that GPs often charge for letters like this and many will even refuse a letter for benefit purposes.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • KatmalanKatmalan Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thank you for that info  poppy. 

    I think it's worthwhile asking her for a letter even if there's a charge. Can't lose anything by it but could gain by keeping my wheelchair. 

    I totally understand why they're doing it, well, one reason I'm told, is to remove people who are faking disability. Which is sad. But it just makes it harder on genuine ones.

    As I say, I will update you, but knowing whatwhat I've been told on herehere, I'm expecting to have to appeal. 

    Kat

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You can certainly try to hand your evidence in during the assessment but dont be surprised if the refuse to accept it. This very often happens, it's happen to me and many other people too.

    I'm not sure what you mean by the "points sheet" being placed in the Support Group for ESA isn't about scoring points, it's about satisfying at least one of the support group descriptors, or reg 35.

    You can certainly ask to see what's been written but they could refuse to show you. You can ring DWP about 1 week after and ask them to send you a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision will be as they mostly go with the report.

    No, you can not record the assessment on your phone. You need permission to record any assessment and you need to ring them 2 days before the date. If you record secretly and they catch you, you risk having your file returned to DWP and being found fit for work. To record an assessment you need to use either a CD or tape recorder, you must produce 2 identical copies and one must be handed in at the end of the assessment.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Sharon1973Sharon1973 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Sorry this is pip assessment im going for im already on esa support group
  • Sharon1973Sharon1973 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I was told to take as much evidence with me to the assessment next week. Can i still post the new information i jave to DWP before my assessment and try handing the new evidence in at my assessment next week? Its PIP f2f im going for. The points sheet they tick with how many points you get.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry this is pip assessment im going for im already on esa support group
    Sorry, as you posted your question in the ESA thread then i assumed it was ESA. Regardless, the advise i gave you above applies to PIP as well as ESA.

    As i said, yes take it with you but don't be surprised if they refuse to accept it on the day of your assessment. You can try sending it to the DWP but it maybe too late as your form has already been sent to the assessment providers.
    Is there any reasons why you didn't send the evidence with the form? It does state on the front of the form what to send with it and evidence is one of them.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Sharon1973Sharon1973 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I sent them some with the form but i found more and got anotger letter from another consultant i see
Sign in or join us to comment.