is a ESA "reassessment" "basically" the same opportunity as "submitting a change in..

edited 29 June 2016 at 2:27AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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Bananas123Bananas123 Forumite
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edited 29 June 2016 at 2:27AM in Benefits & Tax Credits

please can anybody help with my retrospective question:

> i sent off a WCQ (ESA50 (?)); i understand they will make a desicion, that may or may not correlate with my current circumstance (WRAG) etc;

> when you report a "change in circumstance" (i.e. worsening of condition) (which i basically have done via esa50...)

> do you get your case seen to alot more quickly ? vs. detailing this information in a ESA50, in the re-assessment process ?.

i.e > was i stupid; for expediency of desicion from them ?


or does "reporting a change in circumstance" not have effect on ressessment timeframes etc ?

(can a submit of "reporting a change in circumstance" push the re-assessment back or can they reccommend a further 2 years from ruling date ? or no ?).

thanks /regards


  • HB58HB58 Forumite
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    You should expect a 'change of circumstances' to trigger the start of the reassessment process. This will, most likely, include a new ESA50 and possibly a face2face assessment.

    Every reassessment should be treated in the same way as the original claim with the ESa50 being completed in detail and supporting evidence also submitted.
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