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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2017, 09:30:16 PM »

Sounds encouraging.  Fingers crossed for both of us.

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2017, 07:38:11 PM »

Thanks Aggie.  I thought I had previously replied bit it hadn't.
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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2017, 01:06:30 PM »

Just an update as promised.  I received the letter from the DWP this morning.  I stay in the support group for another 3 years.  Both my ESA and PIP are to be reviewed in 2020 so I don't have to stress about them for a few years.

Hope you get a similar result HD  fingerscrossed



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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2017, 01:34:46 PM »

Congrats, Talen  thumbsup

And may I second your  fingerscrossed
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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »

That's excellent news Talen. I'm still waiting to hear my results. My assessment was on 11th Sep. I think yours was a similar date(ish) if I am right in my thinking?

Thanks for your support Roger and Talen, I do appreciate it.
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« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 03:08:54 PM »

That's what we're here for, H - it's what the forum's all about  smile

I hope you get your good news very soon!!
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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 04:04:15 PM »

Thanks.
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2017, 06:43:38 PM »

Just an update as promised.  I received the letter from the DWP this morning.  I stay in the support group for another 3 years.  Both my ESA and PIP are to be reviewed in 2020 so I don't have to stress about them for a few years.

Hope you get a similar result HD  fingerscrossed

That's great news Talen - really pleased to hear it. My son recently got through ESA after his DLA to PIP, so I hope it will be a time of peace for him too (and me as I help him!). I am hoping that he might be one of the people in the group who won't have to keep being reassessed for ESA as well, but as they are not revealing any details on that as yet, who knows.... and he will probably have to fill in another form anyway before that happens.

Good luck to you too Hungry Daze  fingerscrossed

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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »

thanks Roger

hungrydaze, yes 11th September

aggie, that is good news and a relief
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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »

Yes!!!!!!!! The letter arrived this morning - I have been kept in the Support Group.

It is 3 weeks to the day since my assessment so not too long to have waited I guess. In all the whole process has lasted just over 7 months. All the stress has not been good(obviously) but at least the outcome has been. I don't know how long it will be before I will assessed again? Last time it was 4 years.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped and supported me throughout this whole thing - you have been so kind, helpful and encouraging. All the tips and knowledge you have imparted have made the difficult process just that little bit less taxing. It is also comforting to know that we are not alone in dealing with it all.

Thank you  Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »

 clap clap clap clap clap clap clap  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2017, 11:08:08 AM »

I am so pleased for you Hungrydaze. I know how stressful it will have been for you. If you can bear it, you can ring up and find out when you are officially due for being reassessed.

I have acted as advocate for my son and am about to do that for him actually as he was recently reassessed and also kept in the Support Group. Also I acted as advocate for someone else 4 years ago, and her ESA forms arrived recently. This time I am passing it over to another person to do though as even though it's not my ESA I find it very stressful too!
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« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2017, 11:52:55 AM »

Thanks Roger and Abbie.

I think I will indeed act on your suggestion Abbie and ring up to find out when I am due to be reassessed in the future. I will also ask for a copy of my medical report.

Hopefully I can relax a little bit for the first time in many months. You are right about the whole thing being stressful!  c017
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« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2017, 11:57:57 AM »

And that ability to relax will do you the world of good, H  smile
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« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2017, 01:08:40 PM »

Hey that's awesome ! Hopefully you will be left alone for three years 😘
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« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2017, 01:26:42 PM »

Yes, hopefully, I will be left alone for good period of time. I will be phoning up this week to find out.

Thanks for your message.
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« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2017, 06:10:44 PM »

Congrats  clap

You can relax now, hopefully for 3 years like me.

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« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2017, 06:50:54 PM »

Hi Talen, thanks for your congrats.

I guess you phoned(like I'm going to do, following Aggies earlier advice) to find out the length of the award time?

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« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2017, 12:42:32 PM »

Just phoned the DWP. It turns out my award is for 18 months from the date on my letter. Not 3 years like some people seem to have been given.

I wonder if this is normal?  huh
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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2017, 03:30:42 PM »

It's not unusual. If you have an end date ensure you are reassessed before benefit ends.
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« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2017, 03:51:00 PM »

Three years is the maximum time they will leave you on ESA without reassessing you (some have been much later recently due to them being behind with doing them). I know that it's 3 years max as I rang about my son's recent assessment and he was told 3 years again, and that was the longest time. However he has been on IB and then ESA for over 10 years.

In my own case I was previously on ESA before retirement and was put into the Support Group but I don't think I ever was given 3 years - I think 2 years was the longest I had. I think it tends to get longer as time goes on as they realise that you are less likely to recover.
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« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2017, 04:19:39 PM »

Hi, that makes sense thanks. With the 18 months(from now) that would take it to 2 years since my last reassessment began this April(2017 - 2019) so not bad I guess.

Thanks for your useful advice.
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« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2017, 07:57:25 PM »

Yes I telephoned them.

18 months is still a good result.

I think it all depends on who you get on the day.

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« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2017, 04:56:59 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I hope I'm not 'tempting fate' here but I have been in the Support Group for five years and haven't had an assessment. Perhaps I've been lucky. I have recently been awarded PIP until I get my State Pension (in five years) which I was very relieved about. I have been given Ill health retirement from my last employer so am hoping that that makes a difference if I am called for  an assessment fro ESA. The DWP is so inconsistent. No wonder we are all stressed!!  38
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