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Mother told she’ll be made to go back into the workforce in spite of several degenerative illnesses.

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shnwttn
shnwttn Community member Posts: 21 Connected
Hi,

As above my mother has been contacted by the DWP and has been told that she will be made to go back into the workforce in spite of having numerous degenerative illnesses.

She can barely walk, cannot use her hands due to Raynaud’s disease, suffers from frequent TIA’s, has had tow heart attacks over the last 18 months, I could go on. She is also on the high rate for both parts of PIP and will no be reassessed for said PIP until 2029. This all seems extremely counterintuitive and making her work in any capacity is in direct contradiction to the wealth of medical evidence we have.

Has anyone else experienced this or has any advice as to what to do regarding this?

Thanks in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,336 Disability Gamechanger
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    Was this the decision of a recent work capability assessment and she was found fit for work? If so she can challenge that decision by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR)
    Claiming PIP has nothing to do with a work capability assessment. Which benefit is she claiming? ESA or UC?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • shnwttn
    shnwttn Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    Was this the decision of a recent work capability assessment and she was found fit for work? If so she can challenge that decision by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR)
    Claiming PIP has nothing to do with a work capability assessment. Which benefit is she claiming? ESA or UC?
    She is in receipt of ESA. 

    No, she’s not had a recent work capability assessment. Hasn’t for around 12 months (and it remained unchanged). She just received a letter last week saying she’d be receiving a telephone call today and during said phone call she was told she’d be ‘helped back into work’.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,336 Disability Gamechanger
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    When she had the work capability assessment what was the decision on that? Was it New style ESA she was claiming?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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