Worried. ESA transfer letter.

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Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Fri May 11, 2012 2:24 pm

hi all.

i got a letter this morning from the jobcentre plus telling me that i will get a phone call and then have to fill out a form.

i am worried because i dont want them to take my benefits away.

i havent worked for 10 years. i am on incabacity benefit.

first i had a nervous break down which included me self harming.
then i had a heart attack.
then i was told i had fibromyalgia
then i was told i had costochrondritis.
then i had to live with a hernia for 3 years before it was fixed.
and then i had low blood pressure problems.

i have a lot of debt and the old depression thing was starting up again before i got this letter.

i tried for DLA at least 6 times only to be turned down every time.

i am worried that my benefits will be stopped and i wont be able to pay my debts.

i havent had the call yet or the form. i dont really know what to expect.

if any one has any advice then that would be great.

thanks.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby *Lisa* » Fri May 11, 2012 2:56 pm

They will call you and explain about the new ESA that you will be going on to.

They will send you the ESA forms to fill out.

I have known some IB people that transfere over not needing a medical and get put straight on one of the ESA groups.

If this is not the case then after the forms are put in they may ask you to attend a medical. This will ditermin whether or not you are fit for work or have limited capabilities.

Lots of information on this board to read theough to help you and if your in doubt at any time then were all here to help

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Fri May 11, 2012 3:20 pm

thanks for the reply. i will have a look around.
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby chrissietosh » Fri May 11, 2012 3:49 pm

Please, please, don't fill in any forms without the help of the Citizens Advice Bureau - you are much more likely to succeed. don't give up on DLA, as long as your GP is behind you, plus any specialists or therapists you're seeing to do with your condition, you stand a better chance of succeeding. Good luck. x
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby denys » Fri May 11, 2012 3:56 pm

:fingerscrossed: Chris and :goodluck1: try not to get into a state about it just get some help with the form we are here if you need to sound off about things :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Fri May 11, 2012 5:10 pm

thanks guys. i am going to go to the CAB when i get the form. i am also going to see my doctor asap. she might be able to help.

i know you are all here if i need any help. i have been encouraged at reading the posts that others have writern.

i will keep you all updated to what happens

thanks again.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby rosehip » Fri May 11, 2012 9:10 pm

i never had medical just put onto esa xx
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Fri May 25, 2012 9:19 am

hi everyone.

i got the form yesturday. i am going to my doctors on monday and i am going to phone the CAB.

it has really hit me hard even at this early stage. everything has got worse. i am not able to exercise. i have been comfort eating and i am having self harm issues again. i cant go out because of anxiety attacks. all because of a stupid letter.

i think i might be over reacting but this is because of the nightmare i had with the DLA. the doctor that saw me then didnt even put down the right conditions and said she had done things which she hadnt.

i am really worried that they might take my beneifit or make it less. i am in a lot of debt and if they stop my beneifit i dont know what i would do.

i am really struggling at the moment.

thanks for letting me vent and for all your support. it means a lot.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Tue May 29, 2012 5:28 pm

Hi Everyone.

i saw my doctor yesturday and she is really worried about my mood. i told her about the self harm and she wanted to put me on tablets. i told her that if i could i would like to get better with out them. i have had some blood tests and i am due to go and see her again in a week.

i phoned the CAB. they said that i would have a 10 minute interview then they would see if i needed any more help. i said i wanted help filling in the form but they said the 10 minutes would be enough.

i found a guide for the old form which is very helpful. i am thinking of using that and filling it in myself. the main reason is that i dont think i can handle seing the cab with out having a panic attack.

i feel like i have made a huge step backwards. i havent been out at all. i am having loads of panic attacks and really worrying about this whole thing. i dont know what i will do if they want me to have a medical.

i have also put on 6 lbs. which is another knock. all because of that stupid letter.

any advice would be great at this point.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby animalhouse » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:23 pm

see cab and talk to them about yoru debt issues as well as they can help you with everything from benefits, housing, debt issues, bankcrupcy, voluntary contributions for debt.

see if anyone can go with you unless you think it is too personal.

i saw cab for a brief assessment first to see what help i need then they referred me to soeone else who was a specialist in filling in benefits - so don;t worry you have to know everything at appointment - it is baby steps.

think i saw them twice after that for them tro fill the form in for me.

have also had debt advice from them in the past.

if you don;t want tablets your dr may be able to refer you for soem form of therapy counseeling etc.

it may feel alot at first but just take it one day at a time and come on here we will support you along the way.

take care. :-)
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:42 am

thanks for the reply.

i am going to go to the CAB and i am seing my doctor again soon.

i am just feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.

i think i have been watching to many videos on youtube about the cuts and how its been effecting people.

i will keep you informed about how i get on.

thanks again.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby pixiecat » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:41 am

HI

There is a new help form for the new esa please dont use the old one its not the same, the new one is
New ESA FIF GUIDE post MAR 2011 I got it from the internet its a pdf file, i dont have the link but I can email it I think if
you would like it

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby munclesmubb » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:08 pm

thanks. i found it. it looks very good.

i am going to the cab to see what they say about my debts aswell as about the form.

cant do anything until wednesday which is a bit frustrating but it does give me time to think about things.

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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:10 pm

WRT your debts, while you're waiting for Wednesday/your CAB appt, you could use some of the time to start preparing things to take with you. You'll probably need all your latest statements/balances/amounts outstanding as well as a grand total. You'll need details of money that you have coming in, amounts, how often it is paid, any time limits that funds may be paid for (for example, if you have any insurance claims paying out, they may only pay it out for a specified length of time). A full breakdown of your household/living expenses will be vital, if you google something along the lines of budget planner, you'll probably find something that will give you an idea of what needs including. Be prepared to account for every penny with this expenditure part.

It may be a bit :oops: :oops: discussing such personal financial matters with them at first, but they know what to do when it comes to working out the best possible option for you. And having some prepared info/data with you will show that you're serious, committed about doing something to tackle your situation.
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Re: Worried. ESA transfer letter.

Postby pixiecat » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:30 am

For help with a budget planner etc try moneysavingexpert.com its martin lewis who is always on tv helping you save money

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