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Work capability assessment despite being on ESA support group

Hi,

My partner has been on ESA for a number of years in the support group for severe mental health problems. I am a joint claimant as I act as his carer when he is ill. We received a work capability assessment questionaire some months ago but when my partner spoke to Job centre plus he was informed that as he was in the support group he shouldn't have received the form and not to fill it in so we ignored it.

We recently received another copy and a follow up letter reminding us to send it back. Coming off the back of the last one which was only a few months ago it seems odd that we are now being asked to complete the same form we were told we didn't need to fill in initially. 

I was hoping that someone could advise me; are other people in the support group being sent for work capability assessments and is there any possibility of deferring the questionaire/assessment for a couple of months? We have been through a particularly traumatic year and have recently found out that we are being evicted and the additional stress is detrimental to my partners health. We have called the numbers listed on the questionaire but it seems that every time we speak to someone different we get a different response. Any advice would be appreciated. TIA

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