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Denied ESA home visit

mel24mel24 Member Posts: 2 Listener
hi all, been denied a home visit for esa but just had one several weeks ago for pip and got maximum points for mobility, any help would be much appreciated, i have rang dwp and they have said send in futher medical evidence which i did but still denied home visit!!!  date for assessment is monday 13th may 2019 at local center


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mel24

    Welcome to our online community/family😃

    I’m one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Both Esa & Pip are completely different benefits!!!!

    “Esa” is a Benefit if you can’t “Work”.

    “Pip” is more about how your “Condition  Effect’s” you on a daily basis.

    We have got some good info on here with regards to “Benefits”

    There is also many “Members” who have been through the same situations.

    Please please let me know how you feel??

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    DWP don't arrange the assessments, it's the health assessment providers that do this. A letter from your GP may help but if you attend other appointments then this can go against you because they will say, if you can attend other appointments you can attend the assessment centre.
    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.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 587 Listener
    Capita in regards to PIP assessments seem more open to them, my Son asked for one for me and they were totally fine, didn't ask me for a letter or anything but when I wanted an home assessment for ESA we had to get a letter from the GP which you send to the assessment company, not to the DWP.

    As Poppy pointed out they may not allow you to have an home assessment if you manage to attend other appointments.
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