Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Unexpected telephone assessment date

littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
hi all I've been one.esa support group. l for quite a while now.ive never had too attend an assessment centre for various health reasons.i haven't filled in a questioner for a couple of years..so was quite surprised when last week I got a letter stating I need a telephone assesment.i haven't had a form too fill in .so just slightly confused.its going too be a long phone call as on lots of meds and quite a lot of different difficulties
S.shoukd I be worried at all anyone ?.thanks 

Replies

  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    this for e.s.a 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    has this happened too anyone else recently?.its hard too prepare for it when I havent got a form too refere too??
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    any scope member too help me [email protected] 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Are oyu 100% sure you haven't received the work capability assessment sometime over the past several months? You should have received a form to fill in and return with all your evidence.
    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    No defiantly not poppy .this is why it's confusing .thanks for reply 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    filled one in a min of a year ago(longer) .I sent in evidence too not have too go too an appointment at that time.dident hear anything at all though and eta just carried on 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It maybe from that last form that you returned, it may not be as long ago as you think. You could ring the Health Assessment Advisory Service and ask https://www.chdauk.co.uk/employment-and-support-allowance-esa

    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I just checked it was 2 years ago as I was on a thread and your were kindly helping me then poppy .)
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I will try them tomorrow they defiantly received my last one as I didn't have too go the assessment .so it can't be that either.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    September 2018 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Can someone advise please.can they make me do a phone interview.when I haven't even had a form too fill in?.really confused here 😕. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You really need to ring the health assessment providers tomorrow and tell them that you didn't receive a form.
    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    OK if there's anyone there .would of thought they would of sent a reminder too if I hadent 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Usually they do send a reminder if the form hasn't been received back. I received my last ESA50 form in March this year and had a reminder to return it. It has been known for people not to have received a form and then they are sent an appointment letter. The only way to find out is to ring them.
    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thanks poppy .I'm wondering if u didn't get one because if the coronovurus..if I'm forced into it will be hard fir me too go through the whole thing from scratch with no support letters etc.my dad passed away recently im really not upto it mentally ..Will have too ring them tomorrow. Seems very unfair and could cost me my award .thanks anyway poppy 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry for your loss. You will be able to cancel it and rebook for a later date but you will have to go through the phone assessment sooner or later. Hopefully you'll be able to speak to someone when you ring tomorrow.
    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.
  • florencescopeflorencescope Member Posts: 11 Listener
    edited July 2020
    tbh i had a telephone hearing and it was a nightmare. i highly highly recommend waiting till u can have a face to face tribunal and take a representative who knows the law and how the system works. often when the dwp know they have little chance of winning a case they give in.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    tbh i had a telephone hearing and it was a nightmare. i highly highly recommend waiting till u can have a face to face tribunal and take a representative who knows the law and how the system works. often when the dwp know they have little chance of winning a case they give in.

    Littleruthie doesn't have a Tribunal. It's a work capability assessment phone call with the health assessment providers.
    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I've been in contact today its regarding my 2018 assessment. Long time .at least I no they should have my info .I hope anyway 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you ask about the work capability assessment form for this time? 2018 was a long time ago, especially if they're going off that form.
    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.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Yes just said its from 2018 .I no god nos how it could of took this long.still makes it harder for me so not really happen .Will mention it too assessor when they call.and spend most of my weekend going over all the questions ..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, that's rather a long time to wait. Although you won't be the first person to have waited this long.

    If you kept a copy of the form before you sent it then i'd advise you to have a read before the assessment takes place. It may also be worth sending some more up to date evidence to the health assessment providers before the phone call. If you don't know the address you can ring them and they'll tell you what the address is for the area that you live.
    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.
Sign in or join us to comment.