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What questions are asked at a Esa work assessment

mikkibellmikkibell Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi my daughter is 21 and has autism. She is receiving high rate Pip and esa in the support group. She recently got a part time job in a cafe just cleaning tables and taking out orders. She has a esa medical assessment soon even though she has been receiving it for 2 years. Is this because she has a job now and also will she be penalised for working. We got the permitted work form signed by her support worker. She only does 15 hours so is under the threshold.

Any advice would be great and what questions will they ask her. She also has selective mutism so I usually have to speak for her.
It was always the mental capabilities she has problems with so nothing has changed 

Thanks

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    My nephew has autism on pip esa he got job for 15hrs he lost it all you may be did circumstances 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For ESA they can re-assess you anytime from 3 months. It's perfectly normal for her to be re-assessed. However, if the work she does contradicts the reasons for her ESA claim then it could go against her.

    You need to make sure you send evidence to support her claim because they rarely contact anyone.
    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.
  • mikkibellmikkibell Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Dotty123 said:
    My nephew has autism on pip esa he got job for 15hrs he lost it all you may be did circumstances 
    Can I ask why he lost it? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Dotty123 said:
    My nephew has autism on pip esa he got job for 15hrs he lost it all you may be did circumstances 
    Do you mean they found him fit for work for ESA after doing permitted work? If so did the work he do contradict the reasons for his ESA claim?
    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.
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    He got his stopped as he worked 15 hrs so they gave him esa pip assessment he lost it not sure reason they gave 
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