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I have felt so isolated going through the ESA reassessment process

irisfloweririsflower Member Posts: 2 Listener
I have felt so isolated going through the ESA reassessment process so I hope you don't mind me joining the community, thankyou 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,472 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @irisflower welcome to the community!

    You are not alone as many members within the community face issues with ESA and other benefits.

    Do let us know if we can be of any assistance! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • irisfloweririsflower Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your welcome @Ami2301! I've already been reading some interesting posts by people who are going through similar things to myself. Its very helpful and I'm already feeling not as alone!

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,472 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great! Do let us know if you have any questions! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Yes I got a pink form sent to me recently, I'm not sure if it was for pip or esa, but it wanted me to write out the whole thing from the start, again, I files it out and sent it back. Does anyone know if the pink form is a pip or an esa reassessment, please?
  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
     Hi @irisflower a big welcome to you .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Singing said:
    Yes I got a pink form sent to me recently, I'm not sure if it was for pip or esa, but it wanted me to write out the whole thing from the start, again, I files it out and sent it back. Does anyone know if the pink form is a pip or an esa reassessment, please?
    Hi,
    This form is the ESA50 form for re-assessment and not PIP. Evidence will be needed to support your claim and another face to face assessment is most likely, as most have them. Good luck.
    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.
  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Hello,

    Ok. Thank you, that is what I seem to remember it being.
    May I ask is there any reason for a reassessment, as I didn't have any warning about it. I had not been able to get to my PIP face to face assessment because I got lost on the way. But now I can assume this is a separate issue?

    Thank you for letting me know. I will try to get evidence, the trouble is I get taken off the services for a mental health condition because in all honesty I found it very difficult to work with. My support worker has sent me a one line letter twice saying I am discharged, she is overworked and I find it difficult to engage with, so that makes sense. Perhaps I should contact her again.

    Thank you.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They can reassess you for ESA at anytime, unless you're placed into the severe conditions group after this next reassessment. Most people are reassessed anytime from around 3 months and up, some go longer between reassessments.

    Not attending your recent PIP assessment will have nothing to do with the ESA reassessment, as they are different benefits.
    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.
  • SingingSinging Member Posts: 135 Courageous
    Oh I see, thank you very much.
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