Re Esa advice

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Hi can sonenone please give me some advice,I've been awarded standard mobility on pip I got 10 points for wslking 20yards but less than 50, now I have an Esa assessment on Monday as to wether I get out in support group or stay in work related group, I have emphasymia and copd also dropped foot and spinal stetnotice, also what is the severe conditions that no longer need reassessing due to conditions not getting better but worse

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    Hi,

    The ESA assessment is different from the PIP one so the outcome may be very different.

    The only condition that is classed as a special case is terminal cancer and this has to be supported with a form from a medical professional stating that in their opinion the person will not live more than 6 months.  Every other condition is re assessed on either a 6,12,18 or 2 year basis even if it is something that will not improve, this is to make sure a person is getting the correct amount of money.  Hope this helps

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      Thanks for reply Helen, I thought a new rule has come In october16 that anyone with a disability illness that will not ever gets better or stays sant will be exempt from assessments, or havebi read it wrong
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      I think you're confused. The new clamiants you're talking about is the reduction in ESA payments NOT being exempt from future assessments.

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      I've read that Esa is being cut from £102 to £73 in April is this for all claimants or just new claimants , the reason being is that I was supposed to have an assesment today to see if I stay in wrag or go In Support group , my appointment was cancelled till April , if they keep me in wrag will my benefits be cut or stay the same

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      I answered your question on your other thread Chris. It's for new clamaints only. You've been claiming ESA for a while so ignore the cut.

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