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Assessment

Well I've just come home from having my ESA assessment,I must say the lady I had was lovely.Went better than I thought I didn't have to do any activities ,and she said she had enough evidence so I didn't answer many questions.Its just a waiting game now,will hear apparently in a few weeks.I am mentally and physically exhausted now :-)

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  • Connie00Connie00 Member Posts: 255 Pioneering
    Hello Susie My name is Connie00 thank you for sharing this post is nice to know that these assessments are nothing to be afraid off I am sorry that you feel so worn out But I am sure it will be worth it, mine also went very well, the lady I saw was really kind and understanding.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad it's all over, for now. If you live in the UK ring next week to ask for the assessment report 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.
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  • Susie55Susie55 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    Who do I phone is it DWP or EsA and just ask for my report is it?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    ESA which is part of DWP
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  • Susie55Susie55 Member Posts: 76 Connected
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hi @Susie55, I was just about to post on your old thread to see how you got on yesterday and spotted this! Really glad to read that it wasn't as bad as you were expecting. If you're able, give them a call next week like Poppy suggests! Let us know how you get on. :)
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  • Susie55Susie55 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    I don't know if I messaging right,I open a new discussion every time Is this wrong.Also could you give me phone number of who I phone for report is it the one on my letter I received telling me to go for assessment :-)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Don't have have to start a new discussion everytime you have a question. You can ask it on another thread that you created.

    No, the number on the appointment letter is for the health assessment providers. You need to ring DWP/ESA and this is the number. 0800 169 0310

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Either way is fine @Susie55, whatever you find easiest or suits you best! :)
    @poppy123456 has kindly shared the number above. 
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  • Susie55Susie55 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    Hi,i think ive posted this in new discussion,but i will do it here as well.Just had my medical report back from my esa assessment,There are no points on it but it states i have met criteria for Limited Work Related and Work Capability.Does this mean i will still get my esa benefit .I am rather confused
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Susie55 said:
    Hi,i think ive posted this in new discussion,but i will do it here as well.Just had my medical report back from my esa assessment,There are no points on it but it states i have met criteria for Limited Work Related and Work Capability.Does this mean i will still get my esa benefit .I am rather confused
    Hi,

    I answered on your other thread here. It's support group.https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/60549/medical-report#latest

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  • Susie55Susie55 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    Hi everyone ,just to leave you know had letter at long last to say i have been awarded my ESA,what a relief its been to have it in black and white.I can relax a bit now and hope i will not hear from them for a while at least.Fingers crossed  :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @Susie55. That's great news, very pleased for you! Thank you for letting us know. :)
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