Some good benefits news for a change

Got my ESA after the Work Capability Assessment in July but was placed in the 'Work' group rather than the 'Support' group (even my local job centre thought that was wrong).

So I applied for a 'Mandatory Reconsideration' straight away with the help of my local Citizens Advice Bureau and just heard I've been successful.

If you're dealing with a DWP decision get the advice of the CA to prepare your case. If I'd gone ahead and used the arguments I thought were obvious I might not have won. The CA gave me a solid case to present using the DWP's own terms - you've got to fight fire with fire.

8 Replies

  • That's brilliant, we'll done!

  • Great news well done

  • Congratulations!

  • yes you are very correct - I also did the same.

  • Congratulations!

  • Great news,am really pleased for you, I received my pip decision yesterday.......... refused...... 😢

  • Sorry to hear that Wobblye - my advice for everything to do with DWP is if you think it's wrong appeal and don't try and state your case all by yourself, get Citizen's Advice Bureau to help or just sense check it. I had to appeal my ESA decision but it was worth it.

  • Thanks

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