Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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new ESA assessment after winning tribunal

I won my ESA tribunal in September 2017 last year.  The judge recommended i not be assessed again for a year. Yesterday 18/07/2018, i received a 'capability for work questionnaire' in the post. I contacted Citizens Advice who agreed it was unusual + said it looks like i will have go through the process again + that it looks like they are trying to push me of ESA [again]. 
Is this a new tactic by DWP? Anyone else experiencing this??? 


  • RipplesRipples Member Posts: 189 Pioneering
    @barry01 I am assuming you went to tribunal either after being found fit for work or challenging a decision.  The year in theory starts from the date of your claim not the tribunal decision. Besides that although there  is a recommendation  or guideline of the time before you are reassessed again they can send you a ESA50 anytime or ask you to attend a face to face assessment to establish whether your  situation remains the same.
  • barry01barry01 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    @ripples - i challenged decision to withdraw ESA [claim was couple of years old at the time]. Its odd however they would seek assessment 8 months after tribunal decision - although i understand tribunal recommendations [unlike tribunal decisions] are not set in law.    I was just wondering how common this was. DWP attended my tribunal [asked one question - didn't challenge decision]
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You can be re-assessed at anytime for ESA.
    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.
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