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  1. yes I'm in SG- good to know that info-thanks.

    yes I'm in SG- good to know that info-thanks.
  2. hmm - have read of some instances where ESA...

    hmm - have read of some instances where ESA reviews appeared to be late and when the person rang to check it seems their file had been looked at and date of next review lengthened- and the claimant...
  3. thanks Nukecad- was probably one of those "picked...

    thanks Nukecad- was probably one of those "picked at random" assessments to make sure you're receiving correct payment- I'm probably caught up in a backlog somewhere- although since my transfer to...
  4. difference between light-touch review and random review - ESA

    hi all - I transferred to ESA 6 years ago with a recommended 2 year review- I know there was that huge delay in reassessments but not had a form since. However around 2 years ago I got a call from...
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    It took 5 months for them to reach a decision in...

    It took 5 months for them to reach a decision in my case so it may be a while yet before you know.
  6. well when we walked both to and from the actual...

    well when we walked both to and from the actual room, the assessor walked in front and the security guard walked behind us- but he was observing me the whole time I was sat in reception and was even...
  7. doubt that very much lol :o

    doubt that very much lol :o
  8. query about the observation of you pre PIP face-to-face interview.

    hi everyone- not posted in a long while! Has anyone found the security guard at the PIP centre being responsible for observing you prior to entering assessor's room? We realised the chap was watching...
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    thanks nukecad- I'm providing financial details...

    thanks nukecad- I'm providing financial details but I doubt they'll need any more info than DLA rates as they'll quickly see I'm just slightly over the EDP rate.
    I did ask them (DWP) about the...
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    ESA3 (Incap to ESA) general queries

    thought I'd start new thread to keep everyone happy!! (Everyone can add a question if they want as it may help others) :o - so I was wondering, in respect of this particular ESA3 form, do DWP contact...
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    am filling the form in today - I noticed they...

    am filling the form in today - I noticed they only ask if you're in receipt of DLA - there's no options for actual rates received? Do they contact DLA dept for that information?
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    I'm going to fill it in as they told me to even...

    I'm going to fill it in as they told me to even though I strongly suspect to not qualify for a back payment - at least it'll be over and done with and not floating about on their system.
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    yes I think that's probably the case - the lady...

    yes I think that's probably the case - the lady definitely didn't know how to process the form - she got confused between EDP and SDP and said they only tell claimants how to complete the form - I...
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    update - I rang DWP number for ESA3 (incapacity...

    update - I rang DWP number for ESA3 (incapacity to ESA back payments) and seems unless it's because of one of the three reasons listed with form you have to complete it (even if you've explained why...
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    hi there- looks like I'm right and won't qualify...

    hi there- looks like I'm right and won't qualify - I am in receipt of DLA but not the right kind! Seems it's not simply DLA but you need either Middle or High Care Component to get SDP. Thanks for...
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    hi all - I've just had the ESA3 but I'm trying to...

    hi all - I've just had the ESA3 but I'm trying to understand how they work out who is eligible? I obviously have CB ESA support group and for part of time affected went a bit over £16k but the rest...
  17. well done Sarah! :D

    well done Sarah! :D
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    that's great news! :)

    that's great news! :)
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    no don't worry you don't stand on the couch- you...

    no don't worry you don't stand on the couch- you either sit on it with legs hanging over the side or lie down on it.
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    I've had the horrible electrical tests earlier...

    I've had the horrible electrical tests earlier this year (couldn't believe how painful they were- leaflet said some discomfort- an understatement I think!!) Was to test the main nerves but they were...
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    My bank's closing in October :mad: the sub post...

    My bank's closing in October :mad: the sub post office we used for years closed this year too.
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    Well I didn't have to do the physical part of the...

    Well I didn't have to do the physical part of the ESA assessment - but I know in the IB ones I had to climb up on a couch, raise my legs, sometimes try and push them against the assessor to test for...
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    that's terrible. I double-checked and they're...

    that's terrible. I double-checked and they're crafty- the notes they give you with your medical appointment don't mention anything about being able to record the assessment -so unless people are...
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    Gosh Katheryn that sounds a complete nightmare!...

    Gosh Katheryn that sounds a complete nightmare! :eek: What on earth possessed her to lie on the report like that- so sorry to hear of your experience - did you have a companion as a witness?
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    thanks both - I know the assessment seemed to go...

    thanks both - I know the assessment seemed to go well but as we know that's no indication of a good outcome!
    But yes good news this time! :)
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