Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Explain ESA85A

Hi I need some help with this please, I received an ESA85A Medical Report Form, would I have had a face to face assessment with a Health Care Profesional to get this? thanx


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,538 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mooly - The answer is no. The ESA85a is the Health Care Professional's report when you haven't needed a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). If you have a WCA, it's an ESA85. Hope this explains. :)
  • MoolyMooly Member Posts: 5 Listener
    That explains a lot, I was moved to the support group and as I had fought and failed to get into the support group on 3 previous occasions I requested a written statement of reason, what I received was an ESA85A saying I was moved to the support group on the evidence considered from 2018,2017 and 2013 this is the 3 occasion's I had been refused. So I requested they backdate my support group rate to 2013, To which I received a letter saying I was moved to the support group after my most recent assessment by a Health care professional..I knew I never had that assessment, Thank you,  the fight goes on
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    Great news about being moved to the support group @Mooly and best of luck with the fight for backdating to 2013. 
    I'm glad @chiarieds was able to help with your query regarding the forms.
    Senior Community Partner
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