Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Esa update

Morning everyone.
Ive been on esa support group now for 3 yrs, im due a review may 2019.
I keep hearing news that the reassesments are no longer happening so what is the truth.
This will be my second assesment. I was due to be reassessed this year but it was put back till next year.
Are the DWP actually stopping the reassesments or are they still going ahead.
Many thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    Hi,

    New rules were introduced last year. Those that are currently in the Support Group after their next assessment may get placed into the severe conditions group. If this happens then re-assessments will be turned off and you'll remain on ESA in the Support Group indefinitely, for as long as you need to.

    This won't apply to everyone and until you're told then you'll continue to be re-assessed as normal. For ESA you can be re-assessed at anytime, the time they tell you is just a guide and it can be before, after or around that time.

    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.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Thanks for the information. If i am reassesd do i have to send medical evidence and if so is it the old evidence as well as the new hospital apptments and evidence
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will be sent another ESA50 at some point because everyone is reassessed, apart from the ones in the severe conditions group but you have to be reassessed first before being placed into this group.

    Yes more evidence will be needed but future appointment dates/times aren't classed as evidence.
    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.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Thank you i have a crumbling spine ive been told by the hospital and  my doctor i will never work again. Ive sent this evidence in to dwp i guess its just a waiting game.
    Thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    A decision won't be made until your next review.
    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.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Ive just rang dwp my next review date is may 21st 2019 they say i should get a form in the post march next year xx
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