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Esa letter

My esa support group runs out in 2019 will i get the letter  for a reassesment this year or will it be next year 


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi ollieandduke

    ESA is an open ended benefit the only way to know when you will be reaassessed is to ring the DWP, doing so will not trigger an early review. Many reviews are being defered, especially SG

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Its already been deferred once from 2018-2019 x
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
    Im dreading having another assesment i have kept my paperwork from my hospital appointments from the being of my illness but have been told they wont accept them again only new evidence but ive only got 3 new hospital appt letter over 3 years. The only new thing that has happened to me is that i can no longer fetch my prescriptions so i now have them delivered.
    I had a home assesment last time do they still do them x
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ollieandduke, it is still possible to arrange home assessments, yes:
    If your illness or disability makes it difficult or impossible for you to travel to an assessment, you can ask for the assessment to be done at home instead. Tell the Health Assessment Advisory Service when they call – they’ll ask you to provide information from your doctor, or other medical professional, to explain why you can’t travel.
  • ollieanddukeollieandduke Member Posts: 165 Courageous
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi ollieandduke,

    Unfortunately being reassessed for health related benefits, whether it is ESA or PIP is unavoidable. Let's just hope you get a good assessor who will make the right decision for you whenever the time comes.

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