Hi. I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder over 10 years ago along with anxiety problems. Since then I have been getting ESA. Recently I had to attend an 'assessment' and it has since been deemed that I will be placed in the 'work related activity group'. I feel this decision is wrong and will be appealing this, I have an Honours degree and worked for many years in the design industry until my condition became extremely severe; if I was able to work I would be.
What I would like to know is how long does this 'work related activity group' last for? Is it indefinite or is there a cut off point? Also if there is a cut off point what happens if I reach this without getting a job (which is very unlikely to happen) will I have to apply for another benefit? Will I get no further financial assistance, or will I be put into the 'support group'?
There seems to be little information regarding this and any advice would be helpful.