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ESA Capability for work questionnaire

Norbs66Norbs66 Member Posts: 45 Courageous
Hi All
I completed one of these in april 2018. I had a medical 29th of August 2018. I got moved into the Support group. I got a copy of my medical report and it says at the bottom Overall assessment, current input and available evidence suggests a severe disabilty with repeatedly and reliably mobilising is likely. It is unlikely that a manual wheelchair or other aids could reliably be used to increase mobilising tolerance due to bilateral hand problems. Current input and available evidence suggests review in the medium term. Can someone explain please what that means. I today have received another capability for work questionnaire and it has only been 11 months since the medical. Stressing beyond belief especially as my DLA is coming to a end and i have a PIP assessment in 2 weeks. 

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

    The length of time given doesn't mean anything for ESA unfortunately, they can re-assess you anytime from 3 months.

    I'm afraid you will have to fill in that form and return it with all your evidence, no later than the date stated in the letter. They don't give extensions when returning work capability assessment forms.

    Expect another face to face for the ESA because most people have them.

    Good luck for both.
    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.
  • Pipquestions2Pipquestions2 Member Posts: 92 Pioneering
    edited July 2019
    You have to go for ESA Assessments every so often up to 3 years. Mines are usually 1, 2 or 3 years exactly (depends on how I am on the day / the assessor) but they can be shorter. It sounds like you were kept on for 1 year last time and now you're being called up for review again. If you are kept on you will have to go for another assessment in the future aswell, probably in a years time again assuming nothing has really changed.

    All you can do is go to the assessment but by the sounds of it you'll have no troubles staying on ESA. I wouldn't worry too much about it but these assessments have to be done unfortunately.

  • Norbs66Norbs66 Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    Thank you Poppy123456 
  • Norbs66Norbs66 Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    Thank you PIPquestions2 
    Now I understand obviously being in the support group is a bit different to the other group as the assessments were not has frequent. But now I know what to expect. Thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It doesn't matter which group you're in you can still be re-assessed anytime from 3 months.
    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.
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