25% M.E. Group Members’ Feedback on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)


INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS
  1. Please answer the rest of the questions as though you were the person with severe ME (except where the question is specific to yourself)

PLEASE INDICATE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR SITUATION :

WHAT STAGE OF THE ESA ASSESSMENT PROCESS ARE YOU AT ?
(Please tick as many as apply to you )

COMPLETING THE ESA 50 ‘LIMITED CAPABILITY FOR WORK QUESTIONNAIRE’
If you were asked to complete an ESA50 then we are interested in
hearing about how you found this process

  1. 6 weeks
    4 weeks
    don’t know/can’t remember

  2. Yes
    No


  3. Yes
    No


  4. Yes
    No, submitted completed form, but late
    No, submitted incomplete form, on time
    No, did not submit the ESA50 form at all


  5. ASSISTANCE :


  6. Yes
    No



  7. Yes
    No

FACE TO FACE ASSESSMENT

  1. yes, I had this type of assessment
    yes, but the assessment did not happen
    yes, I am presently awaiting this assessment
    no



  2. a doctor
    some other medical professional
    don’t know/can’t remember


  3. a doctor
    some other medical professional
    don't know


  4. at an assessment centre
    at home


  5. (Please indicate as many as apply)

    home assessment granted
    decision made without face to face assessment
    received appointment to attend assessment centre and somehow managed to attend
    received appointment to attend an assessment centre and challenged this If so - What was the outcome? (Please describe below :)


THE DWP DECISION

  1. Awarded ESA in the Support Group
    Awarded ESA in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
    Not Awarded ESA
    Presently Awaiting DWP Decision


  2. Yes
    No
    Not applicable


  3. requested a reconsideration
    requested an appeal hearing
    did not challenge

ESA REASSESSMENT
OUTCOME OF CHALLENGE

  1. Decision Changed on Review by Decision Maker
    Decision Changed at Appeal Tribunal
    Not Awarded ESA
    Haven’t heard anything yet
    Appeal Pending
    Decision Unchanged


  2. Yes
    No



  3. Yes
    No


If you challenged a decision that you are fit for work
related activity (i.e. to award ESA in the WRAG):

  1. Yes
    No


  2. Yes
    No


  3. Yes
    No


    Yes
    No


    Yes
    No

MEDICAL EVIDENCE FOR ESA

  1. Yes
    No
OTHER BENEFITS: DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE

  1. Yes
    No


  2. Mobility Component

    High
    Low
    None


  3. Yes
    No

  4. Care Component

    High
    Middle
    Low
    None


  5. Yes
    No