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ESA HOME VISIT

Hi all, I just wondered how long i should expect to wait for a home visit, I have been told i will have one, but that was way back in September 2017. Every day i look for the post its driving me nuts. I am still being paid my money and still in the support group but its the waiting and not knowing. I dont really want to phone them as i have many times before

Thanks all

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HI

Is it a review you are waiting for ?

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I was on ESA Support group before for 4 years now that date is up

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Hi

Are you on income based or contribution based ?

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income

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Ok if I where you I would just wait as long as you are getting your money don't rock the boat .Also you say you have phoned them so try not to stress about it

The old saying No new is good news

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yes i phoned many times in the end they told me not to worry and sent me a letter saying i would get a home visit but as i said was a while back now, its the waiting. Yes no news is good news but its hanging over me and others also i expect , i dont know why they dont keep intouch

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Hi I would leave well alone. Don't ring them again.

They have either forgot about you (which I doubt) or they may have decided that you don't need to have an assessment.. but forgot to tell you.

I've been in the support group for around 4 years and haven't heard a thing from them yet.

I was worried for a while but I decided not to let it bother me until I get a letter from them.

I am more worried about PIP at the minute.. just sent my form in and am dreading having to do a F2F with them. 😥😥😥

I know it is easier said than done but please don't let it get to you. 🌹🌼🌹

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Oh they know about me they sent me the ESA 50 i think it is i filled it in again in sept But i am watching the postman every day , you know what its like

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Ps.. Did the ESA actually send you out another medical questionnaire to fill in and send back to them?

If so did they tell you that you have to be assessed, and if so, did you ask for a home visit?

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Yes i sent a letter from the GP they have wrote back saying just wait easy said

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oh i got my PIP a few Months before that was a nightmare as well but i got it both high rate whatever they call it lol

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That's great that you got PIP which should mean that you should remain in the support group of ESA. 👍👍

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Unfortunately being awared PIP does not mean you necessary will stay in Support Group of ESA .Many are able to work and use their PIP for help thay need to get to work and more are being put into Work related ESA .

So unfortunately entitlement to PIP does not guarantee Support Group

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No i know that , that wasnt my question, They are two differant awards for two differant things

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Hi Rose54, I know what you mean and that's very true.

What I meant.. taking jb007 for example.

Jb007 was awarded PIP enhanced care and enhanced mobility.

Now, we all know your head basically has to be hanging off to be awarded any enhanced component of PIP, therefore, anyone who is classed as severely disabled by the Government's criteria is in no way fit for work.

If ESA were to find jb007 fit for work, well it wouldn't surprise me but it would validate just how crazy and useless the Government/DWP really are. Their system is unfit for purpose.

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Hi mattoid-mags

I do agree and completely understand hopefully things will change but I doubt it.

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Hi there is a slight possibility you may fit the criteria for no reapeat assessment with this comeing into force gradually 🤞it is a long time .i personally would not phone them incase it is that. or it triggers an assessment if your still getting money etc

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No i wont phone them again, My MP did and my GP has wrote its just worry as you all know

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Yet it is a worry .there is lots and lots not heard anything and they dwp and jcp cannot even write and tell you there is no assessment or it is on hold and causing lots of people stress and grief hope it works out for the best

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Hi Ajay575, I have been wondering about what you said as i havnt heard about a new criteria for no reapeat assessment could you tell me more about it if possible please

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Hi there is a lot going on the now and all areas are different .in Scotland it has been halted.and in England it is to be stopped for the most severe and in support group and people have not heard anything they have not even sent letters out all areas are different though.and you reiceved a letter .it is. Comeing into to force deffinetly.it has been a long time with yourself.you can phone them a lot would .I personally if your getting paid the right rates I would not phone incase it triggers an assessment.IT IS HAPPENING TO PIP SUMMER ONWARDS AS WELL ENCHANCHED RATES ONLY AND THEY HAVE STILL TO DECIDE WHO IT WILL EFFECT

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Thank you for your reply, I havnt heard anything so i will just wait , i am still getting my money both PIP and ESA i dont want to rock the boat as it were . Thank you

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I that's best probaly.hopefully same happens with pip

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September was 9 months ago.. that's a long time.

Not sure what's going on but I definitely wouldn't be ringing them again.

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I'll try to relax lol not easy

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I know it's not easy, it's a very stressful business.

I think it will all work out in the end.

Wishing you the very best of luck 🍀🍀🍀

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Thank you , wishing you luck also and everyone else in these positions

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Thank you 👍🌼🌹

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