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Last updated:
15/11/2017

Can I appeal if I think the decision about ESA is wrong?

  1. Overview
  2. What is ESA?
  3. How can I claim?
  4. What is the Work Capability Assessment?
  5. What are the groups of ESA?
  6. What will happen if I don’t go to an interview?
  7. What work am I permitted to do on ESA?
  8. Can I appeal if I think the decision about ESA is wrong?
  9. Next steps

You can ask the Social Security Agency (SSA) to look at your claim again if they say that you should not get Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or that you should be in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) when you think you should be in the support group.

You can ask the SSA to look at your claim again if they say that you should not get ESA or that you should be in the WRAG when you think you should be in the support group.

This is called a mandatory reconsideration. You have one month from the date of the decision to ask for a mandatory reconsideration. You have to ask for a mandatory reconsideration before you can appeal. If you appeal, an independent tribunal will decide if the SSA made the right decision.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is ESA?
  3. How can I claim?
  4. What is the Work Capability Assessment?
  5. What are the groups of ESA?
  6. What will happen if I don’t go to an interview?
  7. What work am I permitted to do on ESA?
  8. Can I appeal if I think the decision about ESA is wrong?
  9. Next steps
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