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ESA extended?

Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 Courageous
Hi I read online that disability benefit assessment awards are being extended for another six months. Does this include ESA or just Pip and DLA. There is not much clarity. Thanks. 


  • katho31katho31 Member - under moderation Posts: 694 Pioneering
    Hi @Silver925, im sure someone will help you soon  :) i read yesterday that sanctions are starting again as of today? youll get some info soon, best wishes
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,945 Scope community team
    Hello @Silver925. Even though they sometimes suggest a date, ESA support group is usually an on-going award until you are reassessed and a new decision has been made.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,399 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Silver925 Im not sure if it relates to all disability benefits but I would have thought it means DLA/PIP , As above ESA support grouo will continue till re-assessed so there is no requirement to extend
  • Silver925Silver925 Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    Hi thanks for replying. I just was thinking about face to face assessments with the safety aspect of going to an assessment. I didn't know if they had restarted them again. I read today that all face to face assessments are still suspended. It said for all disability and sickness benefits. It was in an article about work search commitments restarting this week. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,399 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes f2f assessments are not taking place they are being done by phone 
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