Take the ESA test

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Take the ESA test

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:46 am

Remember this is a rough guide which shows you what they score you on.

I took the test and scored 126 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D yipppeeeeeeeee :crazy: :yikes: :lol: :lol: :lol: :chicken-dance: :chicken-dance:

One hopes!!! lol

So its really just seeing how they score you and by how many points.

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/employ ... e-esa-test

click on the link at bottom of page
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby no1phil » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:21 am

Thanks for posting this, i just taking the test and gave me 81 points and said a should be in the support group. Wonder if i should mention this to CAB and use it for my appeal if they will hear it, still to get back to me as it was late in getting sent off but CAB are hopeful they will hear it and will arrange someone to go with me.
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:38 am

I came out with 165 :shock: :shock: :shock: I didn't think I was quite that badly affected, but reading thru and answering the questions was a bit of a wake~up moment :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear:
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby lolabolla » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:56 am

159 for me. :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

What are the odds I score no where near that when I have my 'official medical' with Atosh.

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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby Hudsonwhymsy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:55 am

I got 99 points. What does that mean? I didn't understand some of the questions though?
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby wendielou » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:23 am

I scored 180!!!!! :yikes: Not that I hold out much hope :cry: xx
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:37 am

Hudsonwhymsy wrote:I got 99 points. What does that mean? I didn't understand some of the questions though?


You need to score 15 or above to be able to claim for ESA

The ATOS are very un kind/strict in there scoring and the majority of people get nil points or struggle for the 15

Its just a rough guide on how we see our own score and for people that are unsure if to claim to see if they may qualify.

If you take the test it then explains about the points system and what groups there are etc
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby pixiecat » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:10 am

I took the test got 165 on the web site so I should be in support group

waiting to get my copy of the esa but the copy of the med form said i am in the work group so I am appealing

funny thing is it disagrees about my walking but agrees about the climbing ??

oh well such a great system we have to abide by :facepalm:

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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby Ldyalb » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:33 am

I got 63 points and told I qualify for the WRAG which is what I'm in currently.
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby MCT » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 pm

It's not the total number of points you score that get you into the Support Group it's what you score your minimum 15 points on. Here are some they say that may get the Support Group

1. Walking and using steps

Cannot:
1 (a) walk (with a walking stick or other aid if such aid is normally used);
(b) move (with the aid of crutches if crutches are normally used); or
(c) manually propel the claimant’s wheelchair;
more than 30 metres without repeatedly stopping, experiencing breathlessness or severe
discomfort.

2. Standing Sitting:
You may qualify for the support group if you cannot complete both of the following:
2 (a) rise to standing from sitting in an upright chair without receiving physical assistance
from another person; and
2 (b) move between one seated position and another seated position located next to one
another without receiving physical assistance from someone else;

4. Reaching:
You may qualify for Support Group if you 4 (a). Cannot raise either arm as if to put something in the top pocket of a coat or jacket;

5. Picking up and moving things on the same level:
You may qualify for the support group if you: 5 (a) Cannot pick up and move 0.5 litre carton full of liquid with either hand;

6. Manual dexterity (using your hands)
You may qualify if you (a) Cannot turn a “star-headed” sink tap with either hand or (b) Cannot pick up a £1 coin or equivalent with either hand;

7. Speech
You may qualify for the support group if 7 (a) None of the following forms of communication can be achieved by the claimant—
(i) speaking (to a standard that may be understood by strangers);
(ii) writing (to a standard that may be understood by strangers);
(iii) typing (to a standard that may be understood by strangers)
(iv) sign language to a standard equivalent to Level 3 British Sign Language;

8. Hearing;
You may qualify for the support group if the following applies:
11 (a) None of the following forms of communication can be achieved by the claimant—
(i) speaking (to a standard that may be understood by strangers);
(ii) writing (to a standard that may be understood by strangers);
(iii) typing (to a standard that may be understood by strangers)
(iv) sign language to a standard equivalent to Level 3 British Sign Language;

There are others & it basically seems that if you score your 15 points in a single criteria then it's possible to go into the Support Group
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby newey » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:26 am

I got 66 points and support group I'm defo gonna print it off for my tribunal
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Re: Take the ESA test

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:43 pm

4. Reaching:
You may qualify for Support Group if you 4 (a). Cannot raise either arm as if to put something in the top pocket of a coat or jacket;

5. Picking up and moving things on the same level:
You may qualify for the support group if you: 5 (a) Cannot pick up and move 0.5 litre carton full of liquid with either hand;

6. Manual dexterity (using your hands)
You may qualify if you (a) Cannot turn a “star-headed” sink tap with either hand or (b) Cannot pick up a £1 coin or equivalent with either hand;


What they do not make clear which is in the guidlines is...

You can tick *NO* to each of those questions and score points if you experience severe pain on doing these tasks or if you repeativily do this it will cause severe pain/exhaustion etc.
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