ESA reassessment? Have you had yours on time?

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RS2014
RS2014 Posts: 43 Forumite
edited 27 October 2015 at 2:25PM in Benefits & tax credits
Hi everyone - question on behalf of my son - His ESA reassessment is now technically due (After 1 year - but a few months ago he was actually awarded enhanced PIP mobility and care components for 3 years and scored well over required points for both due to his severity).

Q) Has anyone who was due a reassessment for ESA in the last few months actually been called for one? Or are they still working behind? Think its Capita? here now.

Son has increasing serious medical problems mainly musculoskeletal; is housebound and bed bound a lot of the time currently and could really do without all this again for a third time in a year as it gets him into an incredible state as he is so physically and mentally vulnerable.

I am hoping that someone will link up the information (physical evidence) provided for PIP (very vast and extensive) and clearly see he is in absolutely no state to be working and defer this reassessment based on the very clear medical evidence instead of assessing yet again and putting him through all this. It really is very clear to anyone as it is all v serious. Last time we had some issues with ATOS and a DM just took the case off them completely and sorted it.

Any useful input appreciated,

kind regards

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  • paragon909
    paragon909 Posts: 1,498 Forumite
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    RS2014 wrote: »
    Hi everyone - question on behalf of my son - His ESA reassessment is now technically due (After 1 year - but a few months ago he was actually awarded enhanced PIP mobility and care components for 3 years and scored well over required points for both due to his severity).

    Q) Has anyone who was due a reassessment for ESA in the last few months actually been called for one? Or are they still working behind? Think its Capita? here now.

    Son has increasing serious medical problems mainly musculoskeletal; is housebound and bed bound a lot of the time currently and could really do without all this again for a third time in a year as it gets him into an incredible state as he is so physically and mentally vulnerable.

    I am hoping that someone will link up the information (physical evidence) provided for PIP (very vast and extensive) and clearly see he is in absolutely no state to be working and defer this reassessment based on the very clear medical evidence instead of assessing yet again and putting him through all this. It really is very clear to anyone as it is all v serious. Last time we had some issues with ATOS and a DM just took the case off them completely and sorted it.

    Any useful input appreciated,

    kind regards

    You could ask DWP to send you the report for the PIP, and any other supporting letters from a GP and specialist and send as evidence for the ESA review.

    I recently applied for PIP and sent my ESA report as evidence and i was awarded my claim without a face to face assessment.
  • RS2014
    RS2014 Posts: 43 Forumite
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    paragon909 wrote: »
    You could ask DWP to send you the report for the PIP, and any other supporting letters from a GP and specialist and send as evidence for the ESA review.

    I recently applied for PIP and sent my ESA report as evidence and i was awarded my claim without a face to face assessment.

    Thanks for that. Is there another report apart from the one with all the scores on it then that he got when he was awarded PIP? SAR if that's the case I take it to get that?

    We do have a huge amount of letters, surgery/hospital/consultant reports etc which we will send if we have to but really just interested to hear if people who were recently due ESA reassessment have actually had it or what delay, if any, there was?

    Some things I read give the impression they are so far behind and therefore we won't hear anything but other things read make me think we will receive forms or an appointment like clockwork as expected on 1 year anniversary when it stated reassessment would be due.

    I know no one knows the answer would just be good to hear if others are being reassessed on time or delayed etc.

    To be quite honest with everything else going on we just want as little contact as possible based on the past year experience. To be fair DWP have been ok it is the 'health providers' that have caused my son issues which were sorted but he could really do without it.
  • xoxo_2
    xoxo_2 Posts: 889 Forumite
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    Mine was due nearly 2 months ago and I haven't heard anything yet, so it seems like in my area at least they're still behind.
    :j
  • RS2014
    RS2014 Posts: 43 Forumite
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    xoxo wrote: »
    Mine was due nearly 2 months ago and I haven't heard anything yet, so it seems like in my area at least they're still behind.

    Thanks very much for that what county are you located in if you don't mind me asking?


    Anyone else already due ESA reassessment recently or last few months that hasn't yet been called or contacted?
  • paragon909
    paragon909 Posts: 1,498 Forumite
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    RS2014 wrote: »
    Thanks very much for that what county are you located in if you don't mind me asking?


    Anyone else already due ESA reassessment recently or last few months that hasn't yet been called or contacted?

    It depends where you stay, Some parts of the UK are quicker than some parts. Just depending on how many applications need processed.

    Where I stay, Scotland. PIP and ESA applications are quite fast.
  • Torry_Quine
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    OP - try not to worry. From my experience its much harder to get PIP than ESA. If he has received enhanced PIP - even though they have different tests, Im sure that will be a good indication of ESA
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