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esa reassements, is it normal to have the esa50 form?

caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi I’m in receipt of esa (support group) contribution based (which was for one year I believe) that year has elapsed. I’ve just received a form (esa50) from DWP which I must complete is this usual when they move you over From contribution based to income based? 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @caresurvivor   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members.

    I know there will be members of our community or a member of our team will be able to answer your question.

    I would consider looking at speaking to CAB about benefit queries and questions. They often have expertise and knowledge.

    Hope that helps.

    Take care.

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  • caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hello @caresurvivor   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who help and advise new members.

    I know there will be members of our community or a member of our team will be able to answer your question.

    I would consider looking at speaking to CAB about benefit queries and questions. They often have expertise and knowledge.

    Hope that helps.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
    Thanks I appreciate that!
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @caresurvivor, and a warm welcome to the community!

    I believe this is usual practice, however hopefully some of our experienced members will be able to confirm this for you.
  • caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi @caresurvivor, and a warm welcome to the community!

    I believe this is usual practice, however hopefully some of our experienced members will be able to confirm this for you.
    Thanks I was only assesed for first time April last year and put in the support group. Pretty stresful to have t go through it all again! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    They can re-assess you anytime from 3 months for ESA. You will need to fill out the form and return it no later than the date stated in the letter and send your evidence with the form. There's no extensions given to return the form.  You'll most likely need another face to face assessment as most people have them.
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  • caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi,

    They can re-assess you anytime from 3 months for ESA. You will need to fill out the form and return it no later than the date stated in the letter and send your evidence with the form. There's no extensions given to return the form.  You'll most likely need another face to face assessment as most people have them.
    Thanks I suspected that and I will do that do I have to send the same evidence as before with new letters etc?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Just send the evidence you have.
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  • caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
    No problem. Just send the evidence you have.
    Ah ok well there’s about 100 pages of it! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's a lot of evidence. Sometimes, less is more especially if you have that much. It maybe worth going through all of that and deciding what's the best to send.
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  • caresurvivorcaresurvivor Member Posts: 6 Listener
    That's a lot of evidence. Sometimes, less is more especially if you have that much. It maybe worth going through all of that and deciding what's the best to send.
    Thanks I’ve adhd so stuff like that Is a challenge I’ve a complex physical and mental health issues! So want to ensure it’s all covered! You know how they can be! 
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