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Asked to attend reassessment even though I'll soon be 65 years old

Flower2Flower2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I am almost 64 1/2, on esa support group, I didn't know that there is reassessments, till I received ESA50 through the post, I have completed it, have to go for a reassessment, I thought at my age this would not happen, as I reach 65 in Dec, state pension in March 2019.  I am so uptight about this, do you think they have made a mistake in calling me for this reassessment

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  • northwestmum2northwestmum2 Member Posts: 55 Courageous
    Only one way to find out flower2- ring them up and ask?if they say theyve not ,at least you can discuss it& say what you have here- and see what they say- i guess that way youve not lost anything and maybe theyl realise the sense in what youre saying& cancel it.(could it be if theyve raised retirement age maybe??)
  • northwestmum2northwestmum2 Member Posts: 55 Courageous
    I think you should ask as my ex mother-in-law a couple of years back said she thought she'd get her pension but they made her wait or something.
  • Flower2Flower2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi
    Thank you for your reply, I know that they haven't raised the pension age for me, I will get pension in March 2019, I have already waited nearly 5 yrs for pension
  • Flower2Flower2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I know this is going to sound so so stupid, but when I filled in ESA50 I missed off a couple of health issues, ( I was so uptight about filling this form in) I have an appointment to go for assessment, can I take along a note of these to inform the assessor
  • RipplesRipples Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    @Flower2 You can mention anything relevant at your assessment and refer to notes as well
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering
    Hi Flower2

    It's a good idea as well to make sure that you know how the descriptors are scored and to be ready to offer as much information as possible that is relevant to the descriptors, at the assessment, if you have one.

    Please have a read of the information on the Disability Rights UK website, so that you can be ready with the most relevant information at the assessment. The most relevant bits will be Appendices 1 to 4 - there are two parts to the work capability assessment; Appendices cover the first, and Appendices 3 to 4, the second part. 

    Do phone the helpline if you get stuck with this. 

    https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/work-capability-assessment

    Best wishes


    Gill_Scope
    Benefits and Finance Specialist
    Scope Helpline
    Tel: 0808 800 3333




  • Flower2Flower2 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks very much for the info
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