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On Esa WCA ((work capability assessment)) waiting on tribunal to get into support group

JosiellaJosiella Member Posts: 6 Listener
I've never heard of a tribunal before long story cut short I'm Agoraphobia/depressed/anxious ((dr's diagnosed)) 
waiting on more medical evidence what will I need to answer question-related 

(( kind regards josiella))


  • lyns777lyns777 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    hi I was in the work related esa for 5 years then got put in support supposinly for a year not heard a thing it took about a year all in to change groups but u get it backdated nd i had a home visit x
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2018
    Hi @Josiella, wishing you all the best for your tribunal. Scope's guidance on DWP appeals may be worth a look at! Do feel free to come back to us with any questions.

  • gail330gail330 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi, I was awarded ESA and placed in a support group after my brain haemorrhage in 2012, in 2014 i applied for permissible work  to do 5 hours per week, i did this for 2 years with no issues with ESA, i wanted to increase my hours to see what i could do, i started in 2017 doing 10 hours per week, and was told that if this didn't work out i would go back onto ESA, unfortunately  2018 i had to leave, i was unable to cope with the stress ( i am/was a teacher!) i have submitted my claim for ESA, it got turned down saying i have run out of contributions, i was sent for an work capability assessment, i received a letter today saying  ESA declined again as i dont have enough contributions, having read on the DWP website if i am in a support group the 365 max and the contributions dont stop the ESA when in a  support group, How do i get back in a  support group? i am on pip and get max for both, but that is all i have coming into me.

    hope you can help
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    As your ESA claim stopped then your previous support group award no longer exists. Claiming Contributions based ESA depends on your NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years.

    Do you live with a partner that work? or alone?
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