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|| Exemption from Work Focused Interviews|
Hello & Happy New Year to everyone.
Please excuse me if I am having a foolish moment but can someone please confirm the circumstances whereby someo
|05-Jan-10 01:20 PM|
|| ESA during appeal - med cert demanded|
My client has been told she can only have "appeal ESA" when she has provided a med cert covering the relevent period.
This can't be legit can
|31-Dec-09 09:00 AM|
|| Length of time for WCA|
According to Bonner Hooker White, vol 1 page 1138, the Work Capability Assessment is a face to face meeting lasting between 75 and 90 minutes.
|30-Dec-09 09:59 AM|
|| IB & SDA uprating|
just ploughing through uprating statement - http://www.dwp.gov.u k/docs/benefitrates2 010.pdf
anyone got any explanation for the oddity of
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|| ESA appeal Request for Postponement|
Is there a limit on the number of postponemet request without agrivating the Tribunal ?
I took instructions from a client on the 8th she is a singl
|22-Dec-09 09:29 AM|
|| Can forgetting to attend appointments lead to any points in coping with change desciptor for ESA?|
I have a client who I am helping with a ESA appeal. She is able to cope with change as long as somebody reminds her to go to an appointment (sh
|21-Dec-09 05:07 PM|
|| ESA Descriptor 3 (Bending and Kneeling)|
I have two clients who have been given no points for any of the bending and kneeling descriptors following a WCA medical. Both clients reported that
|19-Dec-09 10:26 AM|
by Steve Johnson
|| ESA - Hackney BPC is diabolical |
To cut a very long story short, I helped my client claim ESA almost a year ago. Hackney STILL haven't processed his mortgage costs and hi
|18-Dec-09 03:31 PM|
|| experiences of limited capability for work group|
I am wondering if anyone has heard of their experiences when they are found unfit for work but have failed to meet the criteria for the support group.
|11-Dec-09 10:36 AM||0||344
|| Medical certificates and alternatives|
The evidence of incapacity for work - normally medical certificates- arises from the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regs 1976. I am trying to loca
|09-Dec-09 01:11 PM|
by joe collins
|| The end of the ESA / IS loophole|
(Edited to fix link)
This was sad news!
[a href="http://www.rig htsnet.org.uk/cgi-bi n/sub_client/search. cgi?template2=news/u ser_details2.html&ou t
|09-Dec-09 08:27 AM|
|| 'Cruel' ESA tests for terminally ill cancer patients|
Referring to todays news item, I agree entirely with what has been reported.
We deal with people with severe mental illness who are regularly sent
|08-Dec-09 04:50 PM|
|| Right to Reside questions - request for case law|
Our client is a Union Citizen who has been continuously in the UK since April 2006.
S had lived in the Netherlands for about 22 years prior to com
|07-Dec-09 04:01 PM|
|| Reclaiming ESA after ESA appeal disallowed|
Can any ESA expert help me on this.
I am assuming someone who has lost an ESA appeal, can reclaim on a new claim using the same medical condition
|04-Dec-09 08:07 AM|
|| ESA regulation 25|
Regulation 25 states-
25.—(1) A claimant is to be treated as having limited capability for work on any day on which that clai
|03-Dec-09 02:45 PM|
by Victor Ridding
|| ESA and War Pension|
Can ESA be paid as war pension, in the same way that incapacity benefit can.
|02-Dec-09 03:39 PM||0||237
|| Missed medical - ESA stopped|
Claimant missed an ESA medical and did not complete the form asking for good cause. Consequently ESA has been stopped. She has asked for a review but
|02-Dec-09 03:34 PM|
|| Atos Health Care Evidence Based Protocols|
The ESA Handbook refers the disability analyst to these protocols. Apparently they contain key points to assist them with aetioly, diagnosis, prognosi
|02-Dec-09 09:02 AM|
|| 1st esa judgment ??|
here we go ..... http://www.osscsc.go v.uk/Aspx/view.aspx? id=2783
|01-Dec-09 01:56 PM|
by Casework team
|| independent review of the work capability assessment|
whilst the promised independent review of the work capability assessment will begin in the new year, the government said yesterday that 'it is not yet
|01-Dec-09 10:45 AM||0||359
|| Contribution based ESA 2nd contributions test |
Grrrrrrrrrrr as per usual would really appreciate some of the usual learned suspects advice on this one, because the DM doesn't understand me.........
|01-Dec-09 09:57 AM||0||304
|| ESA and interviews with A4E while appeal is pending|
I don't know if anyone else has run into this one.....
What appears to have happened is that my client has failed the WCA and appealed against the
|30-Nov-09 02:21 PM|
by Casework team
|| ESA and ICB|
I have two appeals for the same person on the same day back to back. First Appeal is against ICB, second is ESA appeal as he claimed ESA awaiting out
|27-Nov-09 10:25 AM|
|| ESA/IB linking|
I'm having a row with our local JC+ BDC and just wanted confirmation that I'm in the right before I get even hotter under the collar! Plus I have seve
|26-Nov-09 05:06 PM||0||363
|| esa submission. date to request benefit from|
we have had an appeal in dundee where the chair has told our rep that the date in the submission was incorrect.
for esa we have been following a si
|26-Nov-09 04:54 PM|
|| UK citizen married to A8 national|
I'm getting really confused and wonder if anyone knows....my client is a UK citizen, her husband is an A8 national. He is unable to work due to deafn
|26-Nov-09 12:47 PM|
|| Esa appeal and DWP requesting statement of reasons...|
Ooh, I am hopping mad!! Went to tribunal with a client last month - ESA - and client won appeal and was placed in the WRA group. Client
|26-Nov-09 10:17 AM|
|| ESA Descriptor 3C - Bending Kneeling; Advice please|
FTT states in the Statement of Reasons for the decision..."As regards bending and kneeling the Appellant told us that he avoids this activity. If howe
|25-Nov-09 12:32 PM|
|| ESA Appeal|
When an ESA appeal is allowed by the tribunal do they also make at the same time a decision as to what component the claimant should go into i.
|20-Nov-09 02:19 PM|
|| ESA and permitted work during the assessment phase|
I was looking up the rules in relation to ESA claimants and Permitted Work in the Disability Rights Handbook. The handbooks covers the higher work hi
|19-Nov-09 04:51 PM|