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hi had a f2f assesment for esa just had a phone call from the place that gave me the assesment says it looks like I’m in the support group but need to wait til the award comes through will the decision maker agree with the assessor I’m already on support group? Lady says should be a back payment but I don’t think so as I’m already on support group before assesment 

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  • zakbloodzakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    glad you got sorted, but tbh the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and is quite common for them to make mistakes like this, i'm male but on my WCA was a she for some parts of it, so minor basic mistakes do happen, take the phone call as just good news and then wait for it to arrive in paper from and hope that it's then done correctly
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are you sure it was from the health assessment providers? Once you've had the assessment and your file is returned to DWP it's nothing to do with the HCP. They are also not allowed to do this because the report is just a recommendation. Seems very strange to me and if it was me i'd ring DWP tomorrow and ask if a decision's been made. Good luck.
    Community champion and 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.
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi yes that’s what she says on the phone and asked me if I wanted my report sent out I said yes I still do,an that I need to wait on the reward letter coming it was a private number asked my dob address and was able to tell me that I had a home visit thanks for replying x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like it was the DWP because the health assessment providers don't send the report out, DWP do.
    Community champion and 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.
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you will that be what the dm will stick with the recommended support group? Thanks x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Mostly they do yes, it's rare for them to go against it.
    Community champion and 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.
  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Thank you again you’ve put my mind at rest thank you x
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hi @weetracyc, it's probably a bit quick but has your report come through yet? :)
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  • weetracycweetracyc Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Hi not yet I’m hoping it shouldn’t be too far away tho 😕
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