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ESA and sick notes

SystemSystem Posts: 542

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This discussion was created from comments split from: ESA assessment 23 april.


  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Can I ask question mr declined to change there decision on my esa I’ve 20 week sick note in I’ve just done my tribunal cab says I’m danger for work with no hands am I also cb says I can claim USA till tribunal Cani eventhoihave sick note sorry for asking thank you even if can’t reply 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    edited April 2019
    Hi @Dotty123, I understand ESA stopped your money in February and your Mandatory Reconsideration was rejected. What stage of the tribunal are you at currently?

    I've moved your question to its own post and I'm going to tag @BenefitsTrainingCo so hopefully they'll be able to answer your queries.
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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Just sent tribunal off today
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Please don't claim UC - you don't need to. Now that you have submitted your appeal form, you should be able to go back on your ESA. Ring ESA and tell them you've appealed. You may not get the same rate you got before, but you should get something. This is called ESA pending the appeal. 

    You'll need your sick note to get this ESA. 

    This should work as long as this is the first time you've failed a work capability assessment, or the first time since a previous decision that you had limited capability for work.

    CAB should be able to help you with getting the ESA. It's also possible you can't claim UC anyway, but that would depend on whether you get DLA/PIP, you live alone and no one gets carer's allowance for you. For now, I would concentrate on trying to get your ESA back. You can get this until the appeal decision, and if you win the appeal, it will continue.

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Did my mr failed I’sent off tribunal appeal can I still get esa I’ve got 3mth sick note in and before that 6week one thank you 
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Will I can’t get esa till tribunal get in touch is that right 
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Hi you deserted me iv put in for tribunal can I get esa till it’s decided 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Once the Tribunal accept your appeal then you'll be able to go back onto assessment rate of ESA (£73.10 per week)
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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    Hi thank you 
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