Last year about September time I was awarded ESA and placed in the WRAG, I appealed against that decision I waited and waited for a reply, meanwhile I have been called up in May (about then) and told that I was no longer on the contribution based ESA that I would be moved over to income related ESA. Heard no more until this November when I had to fill out another claim form. I phoned the DWP in Newcastle, about a separate issue, I needed to find out if I was getting a Disability Premium, so that I could claim a rebate with e.on - they helpfully informed me that I was not on a premium so I couldnt get help.. this is why I phoned DWP. I was told "While we are waiting for an answer, let me tell you the good news, you have been placed in the Support Group for ESA. The relief I felt was enormous.
I get a call from the same office, I am entitled to SDP. Good, send off the form which arrived next day, along with a letter from ESA. I have been placed in the WRAG. I phoned immediately, and was promised an appeal form by Friday.. It didnt arrive, but what did arrive was a letter spelling out why I am not in the Support Group, the letter argues with itself and it also states that I went for a medical assessment and could do all these things, walk 50 meters with one crutch. put a hat on, put something in a top pocket, lift a 1.5liter carton. Wow, this nurse states that she examined me! NO SHE DIDN'T. I never went for any assessment medical or otherwise. Now what do I do... they are lying or they have the wrong person. I was also told that I had been placed in the Support Group in MAY!