Hi,newish poster looking for some avice
Received the dreaded letter yesterday,the letter that my time has come to be considered and assessed for migration from IB to ESA.I have a number of questions to ask which I am hoping to get the answers to on here.
They state they will phone me in the next two weeks to talk about how this change will affect me although its evidently clear on the letter.
1)This is where the sceptic comes out in me.Why do the feel the need to phone me and what should I expect(questions)from this phone-call?
After the call they will send me the limited capability for work questionaire.No problem with this as I have filled in numerous questionaires in my time on IB.The information I provide will be used to determine whether I need to attend a WCA
2)Is this the ATOS medical
If I am entitled to ESA I may be required to attend a work- focused health- related assesment and work focused interview
3)Is this a further medical?
If I am not entitled to ESA I would have to look at other benefits
I may well be missing something but there seems to be no half way house eg deemed unfit to work.Your either entitled to ESA but the way I read the letter you would still be expected to seek work through work focused assesment(see question 3)or apply for jobseekers which asgain sees you having to seek work...Wrong?
Hope someone can answer the above questions