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Appreciate any advice - WRAG
My husband was in the support group of ESA for five years under regs 29 and 35. In Feb 2019 he was informed that he had to make a new application to receive benefits. This we did and followed up with a health assessment in which he scored no points and no benefits. MR came back with same response. While we were appealing we received appeal phase benefit for 365 days which ended in February 2020. We had hearing by telephone on Friday 26 June which was dreadful. We received the decision today which says he scored 18 points and should be put into wrag group, and didn’t satisfy regs 29&35 although his situation and conditions have not improved but he is not to be reassessed within 24 month from date of decision. The lady from CAB says that because he received benefit for 365 days that he is not entitled to any more benefit because it is contribution based. Is she correct? If she is then what is the point of being in wrag group. He hasn’t worked for about 18 years due to various health conditions and he has reached the age of 60, and is five years 4 month away from receiving his pension. I was hoping to retire shortly, I am 67, and this has really upset the apple cart. Would appreciate any advice/knowledge you can give me.