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ESA failed medical questions

Hi Guys,

I'm anticipating failing my imminent ESA medical (because many wrongly do), as I've failed a couple several years ago but won on appeal at tribunal.

I'm currently in the support group, but have previously been in work related for the most part, and have a couple of questions regarding income during the mandatory reconsideration & appeals process that I'm confused about;

Am I correct in thinking that no payments will be made while applying for a mandatory reconsideration as per the situation years ago?

Also, I've read somewhere that payments resume at the assessment rate as soon as an appeal is lodged at Tribunal, however, if a person has been found fit for work previously (like myself before Tribunal reversed decision), he/she won't be eligible for a penny in the process.

Can somebody please shed some light on this, and particularly indicate how my payment situation stands - as the DWP found me fit for work a couple of times many years ago, before the Tribunal hearing reversed their decision.


  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    It’s hard one when you find out outcome if your fit for work you go on if but if go on there you can’t go back to esa and you get paid very little if you go tribunal you get payments again but you get very little I think that’s right good luck 
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