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    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 5th Dec 18, 9:37 AM
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    ESA appointment received/few questions.
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    • 5th Dec 18, 9:37 AM
    ESA appointment received/few questions. 5th Dec 18 at 9:37 AM
    Hi I've received notification of upcoming appointment for f2f assessment for esa. This is a reassessment of which I have been in the support group for the past 3 years. Not much has changed since my last assessment in capability to work and should hopefully be awarded support component again. How long does it take for the report to be available for me from dwp? With it been so close to Christmas/new year there maybe delays in this. Does anybody have any idea or have previous experiences with this? I'm pretty confident that I should be able to prove how difficult capabilities to work is for me. Just got to basically back up what I put on the ESA50 form and hopefully report is read adequate enough to be put into the support group again for x amount of time. Fingers crossed hopefully as time goes on.
    Last edited by Dan27; 05-12-2018 at 9:41 AM.
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    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 5th Dec 18, 1:54 PM
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    After the F2F the report is sent same day to DWP.

    If you call after a few days they may send you a copy, or may refuse, as happened to me in October.

    I was told the DMs didn't like them going out before they had a chance to check for quality control.

    My request was noted, told it would be sent asap which didn't happen.

    I got my decision letter quite quickly anyway.

    It then took a further two calls to get the report.

    The last gentlemen I spoke to at the DWP (who printed it and put into post tray while I was on the line), couldn't understand why I hadn't had it yet.

    Hopefully though you will have an easier experience.
    Last edited by KxMx; 05-12-2018 at 1:58 PM.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 5th Dec 18, 3:47 PM
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    I was told that ESA reports are not available until after you have received the decision. However, I rang for an update on my son's case (I am his appointee). Whilst on the phone, I was told that a decision letter would be in the post the following day. I asked if the report could be sent with the decision. A few days later, I received both in the same envelope - support group with a recommendation that my son is not reassessed because he will never improve.
    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 5th Dec 18, 4:02 PM
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    Thank you for the replies and will take your advice on board.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 5th Dec 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 5th Dec 18, 5:41 PM
    I recently had another assessment for ESA. Left it a week before ringing for the report. Received report 2 days after requesting it, so they do send it before a decision is made. Received decision letter a week later. Time from assessment to decision, just under 3 weeks. I remained in the Support Group.



    Just so you know, the report isn't always returned the same day. Sometimes it's the day after and if it's sent for audit then it's delayed even further.
    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 8th Dec 18, 9:48 AM
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    Hopefully all goes well. My re assessment is on Monday 17th. My mind has been working overtime the nearer it gets.
    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 12th Dec 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 12th Dec 18, 9:13 PM
    Just had a quick read through the little booklet that's sent with my notification of my assessment. In the section where it says can I claim travel expenses? It mentions about taxis can be claimed with relevant letter from a medical professional which I haven't provided. It then goes on to say please do not travel by taxi without agreement. I was intending to travel by taxi and just pay myself because dont want to travel by public transport. I would rather go by taxi and say that's how I travelled. I doubt I can get a lift off a family member. I don't mind paying for a taxi out of my pocket and going. Is it a requirement to claim travel expenses and if so why does the little booklet say please don't travel by taxi without agreement. Can understand without agreement and still wanting to claim back the fare but that's not my intention. I'd rather just go via taxi pay off my own expense and not claim. Is this possible?
    Last edited by Dan27; 12-12-2018 at 9:24 PM.
    • venison
    • By venison 12th Dec 18, 10:01 PM
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    I travelled by taxi and when they asked me how i got there I told them, they then ordered a taxi on their account to send me home and sent me a cheque a few days later for the one I'd paid for, never asked them for permission to use a taxi just did.
    If you are not part of the solution then you must be part of the problem.
    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 13th Dec 18, 12:20 AM
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    • 13th Dec 18, 12:20 AM
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    • 13th Dec 18, 12:20 AM
    I travelled by taxi and when they asked me how i got there I told them, they then ordered a taxi on their account to send me home and sent me a cheque a few days later for the one I'd paid for, never asked them for permission to use a taxi just did.
    Originally posted by venison
    Ok thank you and yes I hope for an better 2019 after 2018 being terrible for me too. My dad was diagnosed with Cancer back in March. It's being quite a rollercoaster ride for me too.
    Last edited by Dan27; 13-12-2018 at 1:09 AM.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 13th Dec 18, 2:14 PM
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    Yes that is possible. Get a taxi and pay yourself.
    When they ask you if you want to claim travel expenses, say no.
    Exactly what I did recently.
    • Dan27
    • By Dan27 15th Dec 18, 11:18 AM
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    In a reassessment is it best to treat it as your first assessment. I doubt the HCA will know what group/award I'm already on. Is it best to mention it in some way. Although if it deters my claim in anyway it may not be worth it. I know the DM at DWP makes the final decision but it's a decent recommendation off the HCA that is needed for them to consider making that decision. I'm worried about Monday and just hoping it all goes well. I've wrote down some notes to refer to but unfortunately have no evidence from any GPs HCA or a nurse. All I have is my report from last time. That will help me also by reading it regularly to help answer the questions.
    Last edited by Dan27; 15-12-2018 at 12:25 PM.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Dec 18, 11:31 AM
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    In a reassessment is it best to treat it as your first assessment. I doubt the HCA will know what group/award I'm already on. Is it best to mention it in some way. Although if it deters my claim in anyway it may not be worth it. I know the DM at DWP makes the final decision but it's a decent recommendation off the HCA that is needed for them to consider making that decision. I'm worried about Monday and just hoping it all goes well. I've wrote down some notes to refer to but unfortunately have no evidence from any GPs HCA or a nurse. All I have is my report from last time. That will help me also by reading it regularly to help answer the questions.
    Originally posted by Dan27
    Treat it as first claim. The HCP may already know what group you're currently in, mine did when i had my WCA not long ago. She also mentioned all the evidence i previously sent for past assessments. Just don't take anything for granted. Good luck.
    • Ajmal92
    • By Ajmal92 15th May 19, 6:03 PM
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    When you say report from last time what report did you use to help you?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th May 19, 9:44 PM
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    When you say report from last time what report did you use to help you?
    Originally posted by Ajmal92
    Not sure what you mean by this or who you're asking. This thread is 5 months old so it would have been better to start your own with any questions you have. Confusion often starts when asking questions on other peoples threads.



    Do you mean the ESA85 assessment report?
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