After my husband received notification that his ib would continue and he was not required to undergo assessment, because he suffered from a what they described, as a "severe illness", i am still unable to find out, after much research, what happens regarding ESA.
The DWP, a couple of weeks ago, told me that they are still able to give 3 year review dates to people who get enough points, which he always has, now they have said he no longer requires a review as he is too ill!! so, we have not got a review date this time, but he has been told they will carry on paying his benefit as long as he is ill!
The only definite info. i can find is that transfer to ESA will happen when a person on IB is due for review which he won't be.
I expect i will have to ring them regarding this, unless anyone here is in a similar position and has already done so.
PLEASE, don't advise me about exempt people, as i have heard all there is on this subject, and i am only concerned regarding other people in this position, the doctor told him not to worry as everything will be ok, but i can't help wondering.
The way i am starting to react to these things suggests i will be on ESA myself before long!!