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trev1865 last won the day on July 7 2015

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  1. after all the palaver of getting my wifes esa successfully sorted..i now have to go to a "work focused interview for partners" i have been once before a year ago,but now my wife gets esa on the support group and claims for me(or its called a joint claim) sure its the same thing i presume even though shes in support group i still have to attend? i am considering applying to be her carer and i certainly wouldnt want to be leaving her for long periods of time first question is.do i definately have to attend? thanks
  2. your case is similar to ours won the decision on 7 july but still waiting for backpay and esa support group first 2 calls to dwp no good just fobbed off this week spoke to more helpful person who rang the actual people who deal with it confirmed they recieved the decision on 7 july.same day of tribunal stated there was a backlog from last november but would now put ours at top of pile just hope they didnt say that to fob us off! congrats on getting yours sorted
  3. another update...still had no written notification from dwp got appeal tribunal to resend decision notice eventually spoke to someone at dwp who was helpful said decision was recieved on 7 july but there is a backlog from last november..however they have put jackies case at the top of the pile hopefully get it sorted this week
  4. hi we are finding out that winning an appeal tribunal isnt the end of the stress! still had no notification letter from dwp..esa payment went in bank at usual time but on old rate. rang up esa yesterday they said nothing showing up and better to take the decision notice to our local jobcentre was taken by suprise but we said we would never go to jobcentre again whatever happens it just makes us ill we didnt tell advisor this though as was taken by suprise. even thogh this is an appointment to show the decision notice booked by us can they sanction esa when we dont turn up? also this morning had a missed call from the esa number we rang yesterday..is this normal? wish we had been more patient and not rang them now!
  5. she has been told and in writing she does not need to be reassesed for 2 years
  6. thanks again everyone on line 3 of her decision notice it says she is awarded esa with the support component i take it this means she is indeed on the support group? fantastic result if so but it took so long and was so stressful i really feel for those still going through what we did
  7. scanning the web it seems support group is much more beneficial for her than wrag if she is put in the wrag can she appeal again immediatly?
  8. thankyou to everyone on this forum for their help and advice
  9. update..wife won appeal with recomendation to be assesed again in 2 yrs..havnt seen paperwork yet so i dont know for sure if shes in support group. does she need to provide fitnotes still? been getting 229 pounds a fortnight on assesment rate esa..does this go up now? its been years since she was on full esa i know the first 14 weeks dont count but after that is there a cap on backdated payments as it would probably be a large amount? cheers
  10. so wifes tribunal is finally happening on july 7th..we have solicitors helping us and going with her to tribunal. as usual i am thinking the worst case scenario and our appeal is thrown out..what then?
  11. we will look at the example you gave and see if there is more we can do.the tribunal have already been sent a doctors statement strongly supporting her case.the main claim we are appealing is the descriptor about bowel problems.wife was told outright no points are awarded for consistant soiling etc..we have found the list of descriptors and that is just not true.
  12. after waiting almost 4 weeks since we signed off jsa, the dwp admitted they had lost our proof of logging to tribunal and fit note. we took these copies again to the job centre where they were scanned.the next day they rang to say they couldnt find the fitnote! a few minutes later they found it. the next day they put the backdated payment in our bank but it was wrong..they had forgot it was a joint claim.today they finally put that right.its been a long stressful wait and next stop is the tribunal.
  13. still waiting from any response from dwp.. still bit confused if we can be disallowed from esa from 30 march new legislation just found this online.. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/384007/esa-repeat-awards-regulations-2015-ssac-memorandum.pdf
  14. thanks again..your advice is actually keeping us going at the moment..still no news from dwp since we signed off jsa but expecting something to happen this week
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