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Missed medical assessment and benefits stopped

kerriallott83kerriallott83 Posts: 4Member Listener
edited April 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
I missed a medical assesment i didnt receive appointment and when i got letter asking ehy i didn't go i replied and theyve stopped my esa so ive appealed also was in support group have been for 6 years now bur dnt knoe what benefit i can claim whilst waiting for decision to be made as imvon dla still  awaiting p.i.p appointment. Please can someone help me im desperate
kerri

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 13,422Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    First you'll need to check of your area is a full Universal credit area, if it is then you won't be able to claim JSA. If you claim Universal credit then you won't be able to go back onto ESA. Another thing to remember is that if your area is a full Universal credit are and you were claiming ANY of the premiums on top of your ESA then you will lose ALL of these because there aren't paid on Universal credit.

    You can check what's in your are by popping your postcode into the link.
    https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

  • kerriallott83kerriallott83 Posts: 4Member Listener
    First you'll need to check of your area is a full Universal credit area, if it is then you won't be able to claim JSA. If you claim Universal credit then you won't be able to go back onto ESA. Another thing to remember is that if your area is a full Universal credit are and you were claiming ANY of the premiums on top of your ESA then you will lose ALL of these because there aren't paid on Universal credit.

    You can check what's in your are by popping your postcode into the link.
    https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

    So i wont be able to go back on esa even ig they overturn the decision? I was told i could claim esa again as long as i claim it for different illness to ones i had on file well i deleveloped new illnesses this past year so can i claim esa for them whilst waiting for decision??
    kerri
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    You should be able to claim new  style ESA

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-employment-and-support-allowance

    CR

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • kerriallott83kerriallott83 Posts: 4Member Listener
    Thank you i have just checked thw dwp page and i can claim this until i find out mybdecision thanx so much illnhave to wait till after easter now as nothing open 
    Having good easter and thank you. Also do u kmow what i will expect at the pip asesment  awaiting one at the moment
    kerri
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 13,422Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2018
    New style ESA is for those that have paid enough national insurance contributions in the last 2 tax years. As you've been claiming ESA in Support Group for the past 6 years then you won't be able to claim the New style Contribution based ESA. It will have to be either ESA or UC which ever is in your area. If you claim UC then you won't ever be able to go back onto ESA. As i said above pop your post code into the link i popped up and it will tell you if your area is a full universal credit area. If it is then you'll have to claim that and not ESA.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 13,422Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    If your area isn't a full UC area then you can claim JSA while you wait for a decision on the ESA. On your 2nd JSA appointment take a fit/sick note with you and you can have up to 13 weeks sick on JSA.
  • whistleswhistles Posts: 1,603Member Disability Gamechanger
    Don't they send another appointment anymore? 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • kerriallott83kerriallott83 Posts: 4Member Listener
    If your area isn't a full UC area then you can claim JSA while you wait for a decision on the ESA. On your 2nd JSA appointment take a fit/sick note with you and you can have up to 13 weeks sick on JSA.
    whistles said:
    Don't they send another appointment anymore? 

    Thats what i thought that i would recieve another appointment i have made a full appeal im not sure how long the decision takes though.
    kerri
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 13,422Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    whistles said:
    Don't they send another appointment anymore? 

    No, not if you missed an appointment. If this happens you'll be found fit for work and have to ask for the MR to start with.
  • fiesta56fiesta56 Posts: 41Member Listener
    My partner didn’t attend first medical so arranged A second appointment now it’s been sent bk dwp because he didn’t attend second letter come asking why he didn’t attend had five days to send it bk Thursday the five days ya up how long do you take to here
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 13,422Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I have no idea i'm afraid. It depends on backlog in your area. Have you put the reasons why he didn't attend the assessment and the reasons why he can attend any assessment?
  • fiesta56fiesta56 Posts: 41Member Listener
    Ye due him not leavening house and anxiety I told them he threatend comit  sucide 
  • fiesta56fiesta56 Posts: 41Member Listener
    So sick of it all it’s maken me bad with anxiety never mind my partner
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