From the very informative Benefits and Work Websitehttp://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/l ... -to-appeal
No ESA for claimants who want to appeal
Employment and support allowance claimants who want to appeal against a decision they are capable of work will be forced to claim jobseekers allowance or go without benefits, possibly for many months, under a clause in the welfare reform bill currently going through parliament. Astonishingly, the government is already consulting on whether their harsh changes to the appeals procedure go far enough. We are urging readers to respond.
Currently, claimants who are found fit for work can continue to receive ESA at the assessment rate by immediately lodging an appeal if they think the decision is wrong. ESA will then remain in payment until the appeal is decided.
That is all set to change, however, under clause 99 of the welfare reform bill.
Under the new rules, which are intended to be effective from April 2013, claimants who wish to challenge a benefits decision – including ESA and DLA decisions - will no longer be allowed to choose to lodge an appeal immediately.
read more at: http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/l ... -to-appeal
You can download a copy of the consultation document ‘Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal’ from a link on this page.http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/201 ... tion.shtml
The email address for responses, not later than 4 May, firstname.lastname@example.org
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