Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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E AS support group

Hello , I filled E S A form out for my son 12 months ago and subsequently he was placed in the Support group and has been receiving payments since. Today we received the form again to be filled in by the end of the month. Is this normal , will he be reassessed every year even though nothing has changed? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks x

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes, it's normal to receive another form for a re-assessment. For ESA they can re-assess you anytime from 3 months. It really does depend, some wait a year, while others wait a few years.

    The form does need to be filled in and returned no later than the date stated on the letter. Failure to return the form on time and his ESA will stop.

    Don't forget to send in evidence to support his claim because they rarely contact anyone. Expect another face to face assessment too as most people have them. Good luck.
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  • Vviv70Vviv70 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks poppy, as long as I know it's the norm I'll get on with it and keep fingers crossed. Not the easiest form to fill in but luckily I save every bit of evidence. Thanks again.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Yes, i agree about the form not being easy. For me ESA is the worst. Knowing the reaosns why he was previously placed into the Support Group will help, this way you can focus on that when filling out the form.

    reg 35 explained here.


    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.
  • Vviv70Vviv70 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Will certainly look into that. You've been a great help. Thanks x
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