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I have a double barreled question about ESA and reporting health changes.

hi everyone, I'm back again.

My first question is about my contribution based ESA support group, which apparently due to be reassessed in November.
(ok there may be a few extra Q's along the way).
How will I be contacted about this and how can I avoid having to go somewhere to be assessed AGAIN??

My second question is, I have recently sumbitted my PIP Payment Award Review. Do I need to contact DWP or whoever it is to report a change in my disability, in this case a worsening of??

Thanks in advance

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  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    hi everyone, I'm back again.

    My first question is about my contribution based ESA support group, which apparently due to be reassessed in November.
    (ok there may be a few extra Q's along the way).
    How will I be contacted about this and how can I avoid having to go somewhere to be assessed AGAIN??

    My second question is, I have recently sumbitted my PIP Payment Award Review. Do I need to contact DWP or whoever it is to report a change in my disability, in this case a worsening of??

    Thanks in advance

    to answer your first question did you get information from the group to further contact you by email, telephone? or message? to your second question, if it's worsening and you feel as if you should tell them then maybe give them a call or email if you prefer telling them. hope this helped
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Neither, I'm just, was, aware I was due to be reassessed next month, apparently.
    One of the main things I constantly repeated was how my condition had worsened due a few reasons. 
    Do you feel I should also call them to tell them?
    Thank you ellieflower3
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    Neither, I'm just, was, aware I was due to be reassessed next month, apparently.
    One of the main things I constantly repeated was how my condition had worsened due a few reasons. 
    Do you feel I should also call them to tell them?
    Thank you ellieflower3
    no worries :) 
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    Neither, I'm just, was, aware I was due to be reassessed next month, apparently.
    One of the main things I constantly repeated was how my condition had worsened due a few reasons. 
    Do you feel I should also call them to tell them?
    Thank you ellieflower3
    ah okay :) can you get in touch with them?
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    yeah
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    There is a number to call, infact I just accidentally ended the call after being on hold for over half an hour.
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    because you seemed worried bout your condition worsening id call them
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    There is a number to call, infact I just accidentally ended the call after being on hold for over half an hour.
    hope they pick up
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    I hear you. Yes my condition has worsened and I'm thinking that if it is on what I submitted to them, do they need me to call them?
    I find it rather inconvenient being on hold because I mind starts to uncomfortunately race faster than I feel comfortable with. Will they be taking note of my speech which is fine in aj phone call, etc etc etc...
    I'm not one to notrmally over think or worry but the whole, ANNOYING esa, pip process is a completely different ball park
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    ellieflower3 it's greatly appreciated.

  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    I hear you. Yes my condition has worsened and I'm thinking that if it is on what I submitted to them, do they need me to call them?
    I find it rather inconvenient being on hold because I mind starts to uncomfortunately race faster than I feel comfortable with. Will they be taking note of my speech which is fine in aj phone call, etc etc etc...
    I'm not one to notrmally over think or worry but the whole, ANNOYING esa, pip process is a completely different ball park
    yes please call them
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Manudxp said:
    hi everyone, I'm back again.

    My first question is about my contribution based ESA support group, which apparently due to be reassessed in November.
    (ok there may be a few extra Q's along the way).
    How will I be contacted about this and how can I avoid having to go somewhere to be assessed AGAIN??

    My second question is, I have recently sumbitted my PIP Payment Award Review. Do I need to contact DWP or whoever it is to report a change in my disability, in this case a worsening of??

    Thanks in advance


    Backlogs for work capability assessments are huge so you may not be contacted in Novemeber for a review. The timescale they give you for your review date is just a guide and nothing more. Support Group is an  ongoing award until a decision's been made on your next review.
    When you are finally contacted, you will recieve the work capability assessment form in the post. You will need to fill that in with as much information about how your conditions affect you as possible. You need to make sure they receive it back no later than the deadline in the letter.
    Most people have assessments, even for reviews. These are still being completed via telephone but face to face assessments have started back up for some people.
    For your PIP, if your condition had changed then you should have clearly stated this in your review form that you recently returned. If you didn't, then you can tell them all about your conditions during your assessment, as again most people have them. Pointless ringing to report the changes while you're in the process of a review anyway.
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    Manudxp said:
    hi everyone, I'm back again.

    My first question is about my contribution based ESA support group, which apparently due to be reassessed in November.
    (ok there may be a few extra Q's along the way).
    How will I be contacted about this and how can I avoid having to go somewhere to be assessed AGAIN??

    My second question is, I have recently sumbitted my PIP Payment Award Review. Do I need to contact DWP or whoever it is to report a change in my disability, in this case a worsening of??

    Thanks in advance


    Backlogs for work capability assessments are huge so you may not be contacted in Novemeber for a review. The timescale they give you for your review date is just a guide and nothing more. Support Group is an  ongoing award until a decision's been made on your next review.
    When you are finally contacted, you will recieve the work capability assessment form in the post. You will need to fill that in with as much information about how your conditions affect you as possible. You need to make sure they receive it back no later than the deadline in the letter.
    Most people have assessments, even for reviews. These are still being completed via telephone but face to face assessments have started back up for some people.
    For your PIP, if your condition had changed then you should have clearly stated this in your review form that you recently returned. If you didn't, then you can tell them all about your conditions during your assessment, as again most people have them. Pointless ringing to report the changes while you're in the process of a review anyway.
    wow. i should delete my comments due to mine not making sense ouch
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Manudxp said:
    I hear you. Yes my condition has worsened and I'm thinking that if it is on what I submitted to them, do they need me to call them?
    I find it rather inconvenient being on hold because I mind starts to uncomfortunately race faster than I feel comfortable with. Will they be taking note of my speech which is fine in aj phone call, etc etc etc...
    I'm not one to notrmally over think or worry but the whole, ANNOYING esa, pip process is a completely different ball park
    yes please call them

    Not sure why that is needed here especially as the OP is currently in the middle of a PIP review.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    because you seemed worried bout your condition worsening id call them

    I wouldn't advise anyone to do this without first getting some expert advice.  A worsening of condition doesn't need to be reported unless you've fully checked that more points can be scored for a higher award. (PIP) By reporting changes there could be a risk to any current award. You must have also been experiencing the worsening of conditions for at least 3 months and expect them to last at least a further 9 months.
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    okay. no need to get so rude to me
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    I wasn't being rude at all and i'm sorry you thought that.
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    because you seemed worried bout your condition worsening id call them

    I wouldn't advise anyone to do this without first getting some expert advice.  A worsening of condition doesn't need to be reported unless you've fully checked that more points can be scored for a higher award. (PIP) By reporting changes there could be a risk to any current award. You must have also been experiencing the worsening of conditions for at least 3 months and expect them to last at least a further 9 months.
    Well my condition has worsened and how was clearly put on my pip Payment reward review. I'd hope that what I've put should hopefully score me more points because I've recently had to quit work because of the worsening. Do I still need to call them then?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    No, you don't need to ring them because you're already in the process of a PIP review. As you already told them about your worsening of condition in the form you filled in there's nothing further to tell them. You have to be very careful when ringing to report changes because new forms could be sent out to you.
    PIP isn't about not being able to work, so quiting work is not a change of circumstances that needs reporting.
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    No, you don't need to ring them because you're already in the process of a PIP review. As you already told them about your worsening of condition in the form you filled in there's nothing further to tell them. You have to be very careful when ringing to report changes because new forms could be sent out to you.
    PIP isn't about not being able to work, so quiting work is not a change of circumstances that needs reporting.
    Hi and thanks for your response. Yes I was thinking calling them wasn't necessarily a good idea. I've quit work as I'm unable to work, not in the hope it will assist my claim.
    Kind regards,

    Dave
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Manudxp said:
    No, you don't need to ring them because you're already in the process of a PIP review. As you already told them about your worsening of condition in the form you filled in there's nothing further to tell them. You have to be very careful when ringing to report changes because new forms could be sent out to you.
    PIP isn't about not being able to work, so quiting work is not a change of circumstances that needs reporting.
    Hi and thanks for your response. Yes I was thinking calling them wasn't necessarily a good idea. I've quit work as I'm unable to work, not in the hope it will assist my claim.
    Kind regards,

    Dave
    I wasn't going to report I'd finished work, I was going to report a worsening of my condition @poppy123456
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
    hugs to you all
    Lilly Josh  <3
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, i realised you were going to call them to report a worsening of condition. As you've already told them on your review forms you don't need to ring them.
    Most people have assessments for reviews so once an appointment becomes available they will contact you. Backlogs for PIP assessments are huge too so there maybe quite a wait for this. In the meantime, try to relax and forget about it, although i do realise that's not an easy thing to do.
  • Manudxp
    Manudxp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    @poppy123456 you are not wrong.
    Thanks
  • ellieflower3
    ellieflower3 Member Posts: 173 Courageous
     <3 
    Lilly Josh  <3

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