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PIP award triggering ESA reassessment????
JamesGeorge Member Posts: 29 Courageous
edited August 2018 in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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.