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  1. I'm no expert but I think I might be borderline. Just worries me it's unlikely I'll be able to meet the requirements of being in the WRAG eg Work Programme, voluntary work, training courses etc and I'll no doubt end up losing most of my benefit through sanctions because of that.
  2. Just wondering whether it's worth getting further medical evidence together and asking for a MR to be moved to the Support group? I wonder as I'm getting the feeling all DWP care about is the outcome of your WCA, specifically the number of points you got allocated.
  3. I thought I sent quite good evidence with my last ESA50 but they still insisted on a F2F. Beats me how they decide whether a F2F is required. I really don't know though whether sending that evidence helped my case in other ways.
  4. I'm no expert and hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along in a bit to clarify but I have a feeling the WFI won't be mandatory as the outcome of your WCA is not known yet and it could only become mandatory if you were placed in the WRAG as a result of your WCA.
  5. This is brilliant news alongside the U-turn on tax credit cuts.
  6. In a similar situation. I'm sure the HCP said their report would be sent to DWP the same day the WCA was completed but DWP insist they haven't received it yet which is really odd. I thought ATOS/Maximus and the DWP communicated electronically on this. DWP's basically saying I just need to stew until they get back to me with their decision.
  7. Well that's weird. Now I have a copy of my claim which mentions 'Rapid Reclaim' along with an award notice that mentions 'it has been confirmed you have limited capability for work' and saying I go straight back on the original benefit amount I was on when my claim was closed. I wonder now whether the ESA50 was automatically spat out by the system because of my reclaim or whether it is just my time to be reviewed? I returned the ESA50 with supporting documentation anyway along with a fit note as was originally requested. I assume I don't need to supply any further fit notes now?
  8. So I got an ESA50 yesterday. Have been told to start providing fit notes again. I did mention my claim had only been closed for a few weeks when I reapplied but I remember the person I spoke to really was not interested in that. Are they just going to ignore linking my claim maybe to ensure that I don't get the WRAG element if I were to be placed in the WRAG? I assume I'm heading for a WCA medical. It doesn't seem to add up.
  9. I had to do this in the end but after only a few weeks (much less than 12) of the claim being closed they took me through a fresh application, medical certificate requested, talk of medical etc. Is it possible they don't link claims anymore?
  10. Thanks for the information Antone.
  11. Was just wondering if you've been on ESA for a few years and close your claim to move to a job you've been offered as it would pay more than the Permitted Work rules allow but then find you can't cope as the pressure of the job quickly starts to exacerbate your medical condition are you able to do a rapid reclaim and go back to where you were or would you be looking at going through the ESA system from day 1 again?
  12. Hopefully they will best placed to help you. Mine's also the DEA at my Jobcentre so he's well versed in this area. Maybe I'm just lucky on that, I'm not sure. Good luck with your endeavours anyhow.
  13. Have you spoken to your ESA Jobcoach at your local Jobcentre? They should be able to help you with any paperwork you need to do for your Permitted Work. I do a little self-employed online work from home under the scheme. The form I needed to complete and send to my local BDC was a PW1. My Jobcoach put one in the post to me and I filled it in and returned it to my BDC. Hope that helps.
  14. Mine was in a private room at the back of my local Jobcentre.
  15. I remember getting one of these and having big anxiety problems the letter really stirred me up. It all turned out to be over an old abandoned savings account that had come out on an HMRC report or something. They just needed a copy of the closing statement for the account confirming it was empty and that was basically it. The guy saw me much earlier than the appointment on the letter when I told him about my anxiety problems and he was nothing but nice and constantly tried to put me at ease throughout the appointment/interview. Glad you got it all squared away parislove00
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