ESA assessment report

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Hi, I received ESA50 a few days ago (I had f2f last year in Jul and I am in support group.). I am reading my medical assessment report to fill in the form. There are a lot of details of my typical day, medication, medical history , and how I was at the f2f but there isn't any description how much points they gave me. Is it normal? 

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    Normally they tick the boxes to what they think you should score but this doesn't always happen. Do you have a copy of the decision report stating the reaosns why you were put in the support group? It would haelp to know the reasons why you're in there. Also having help to fill that nasty form in is a good idea too. Someone who knows the exact words to write like CAB. Last year at my ESA review i took my forms to CAB and they helped fill them in. I was lucky enough to stay in the Support Group with another assessment, so a paper based decision based on the fact that my mobility is extremely poor. Paper based decisions are very rare for ESA and PIP. Good luck.

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      That should read "without another assessment" sorry can't edit posts which is always annoying.

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      There is nothing mentioned why in Support group. My assessment report doesn't have tick box. It has a section called "medical examination findings" and there is a list of things (mental state, vision, speech, hearing etc.) and the assessor wrote down how I did at the assessment and commented on each item (looked tired, no hearing problem, etc.). 

      The report was concluded "the client was found to meet the criteria for LCW" but nothing mentioned about support group.

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      Then all you can do is answer the questions putting as much info as possible. If you can't do something then give the reasons why you can't do it. Each ESA review is classed as a new claim and evidence that was given the previous time will not be taken into consideration. Send in as much evidence as possible (copies only not originals) take a copy of the ESA50 so you can refer back to it. Put all NI numbers on everything you send so it doesn't get lost. If you need more time then ring and ask because they'll give you a max of an extra 14 days if needed. Don't leave it till last minute to post it because post can take anything up to 10 working days to arrive at the correct department. It won't be classed as getting there until it's reached the correct department and put onto the computer. If your form is late arriving your money will be stopped. Good luck!

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      Thank you for the advice. I recentry (in Apr) got a letter from GP and my consultant for pip MR. I am thinking to send those letters and my consultation report which contains detail of my condition and future care plan.Maybe it is better to ask GP and Dr to write a letter agai, but they are super busy and i don't want to bother them too much.

      Do you think I should send evidence i attached to my last assessment as you said they will not take previous information? 

      i amvery  nervous, just thinking about f2f...

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      Any evidence you can find is good. The only evidence that isn't good would be future appointment dates/times. Yes these f2f assessments aren't nice. Hopefully they won't keep you waiting too long.

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    hi jumping kitten.

    only just read your post about your filling in the E50 form for ESA. I too was a bit like you, in a dither of who to talk to or where to go. in the end I ended up at my local cab office who were great and it all worked out positive in the end. I wish you luck and try not too be intimidated by the person you see at your review.its interesting you have to go so soon, but I suppose we'd all say that when the time comes.

    good luck as I say and all the best for the future. hope you let the forum know how you go on. Ian.

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      Thank you for the coment. I just send out my PIP tribunal request last week. I have an advser who works for a welfair charity organization. I am tring to get his help for ESA this time, but he seems fully booked for a while... I am wondering if I should ask help from CAB if he s not available.

      I was reading my assessment report carefully again and  it says they need to revew in medium term due to evidence I provided.

      I submitted a letter from GP which mentioned he reffered me to specialists and I was still on their waiting liist.  So I guess they want to check if there is any improvement  after seeing specialists. I wish my problems are so simple. I had some sessions with specialists but not much improvement and I have to have more sessions and treatments (i actually have appointments with them in a few month time.) 

      Letters ffrom GP and the specialist I am submitting this time say there is not much improvement so far and I still need a lot f help for daily life.

      I hope they  sutisfy DWP.

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