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Great news

Hi all

thought I started a new thread about all stuff that happen.
Well nothing at all my assessment been cancel altogether wow what a shock that letter was today my mams over the moon now we got get her hospital on 17th.

so doctors letters do work guess I got see what happen next year I bet good luck all with esa and pip assessment.

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

    Great news that you don't have to attend a face to face assessment. This means that they are doing a paper based assessment but you will still need to wait for a decision to made.

    Paper based assessments for ESA mean you can't be found fit for work but you can be placed into either of the groups. Waiting times for decisions vary depending on backlog in your area and how long it takes them to return the assessment report to DWP. Once it's been returned you can request a copy to be sent to you, this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    Hopefully you won't be waiting too long for the decision.
    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.
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Zenkoblue thank you for letting us know, this is really good to hear. Please keep us updated, all the best :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Great news you don't have to have a face to face @Zenkoblue!

    Keep in touch and let us know what the decision is when you receive your award letter. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • ZenkoblueZenkoblue Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    Thank you all great news ahh. So they be looking at all my paperwork let hope I stay in support group fingers crossed 🤞 
  • dixiegirldixiegirl Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Hi guys
    I too have have a letter saying appointmet cancelled,Great news zenkoblue hope alls well with your mum,,I don't know what happens next. thanks poppy
    for that info,my friend rang yesterday they told her that my case has been sent back to dwp.do you know when to ask for report now and what I have to ask for please is it a mt54 report.this is a great site for people in need of help and support.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you have a paper based assessment it's the ESA85a you need to request. If you have a face to face assessment it's the ESA85. For both of these you ring DWP.
    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.
  • dixiegirldixiegirl Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Thank you so much poppy your very well informed 
  • benjamintolmerbenjamintolmer Member Posts: 28 Connected
    That's really good news :)
    and also thanks for the information  B)  @poppy123456
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome, anytime :)
    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.
  • ZenkoblueZenkoblue Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    Wow great news dixiegirl looks like we both been lucky heh just wait see what happens now
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    This is great news! It’s always good to read positive stories of people’s experiences with the system of benefits here. Seriously. 
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