esa work related interview with an advisor

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esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby tnissan38 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:37 pm

Like to say hi to everyone has not been on here for a while . And would like to send warm hugs to anyone in pain . I have really been having hard times over the last year . I had been on invalidity benefit for many years with severe ibs daily migraines , rheumatoid arthritis which I have now been told it could have all been my symptoms of fibromyalgia . I twice went through appeals and won . Now with all the changes from this government it has now been changed to was . Only thing is this is really stressing me out making my condition 10 times worse .. I have been told I have to attend a work related interview . I have days when I carnt get out of bed and am there for 3or 4 days I feel that ill . I also have to fight my ibs has I have been known to have accidents if cannot get to a toilet immediately has I don't get that much notice . They say if you don't attend they could stop your money . We cannot book days off from being ill it just happens . How can they expect you to attend if really ill and who would employ me cos I wouldn't . I would never be there with one thing or another rearing its head all the time . I am getting stressed and ill of just the thought of being able to get there or not . Any one been to one of these interviews and any advice please Tracey x
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby denys » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:05 pm

Tracy, ring the job centre and explain you will attend if you are well enough, some people have gone to these interviews, explained their symptoms and how it affects their everyday life and have been able to have phone interviews afterwards so :fingerscrossed: you can too. Have you been to your GP and asked for a letter explaining how you are affected this may help confirm what you say.

Not had the experience myself (yet :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: ) please try not to stress (easy said I know) as this will just make you worse :fingerscrossed: you get someone human and it gets sorted out for you
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:47 am

This system is causing so much stress :evil: :evil:

I would call them and ask for an interview over the phone and explain you cannot get there because of how you are and see if they can do this for you :goodluck1:
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby Janet Poole » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:12 pm

They have got genuine people terrorised. . I see why they have to have a shake up of the system but so many people are getting caught in the cross fire. . I recently filled in my questionnaire for esa and am dreading the interview as I am agoraphobic and it really pushes me to the limits. . The reputation atos has is horrifying making things up that you never said. . My brother was said to have said he has no problem shaving. . He's 64 and had a full beard since he was 17. . Appalling . . Fingers crossed for us all x :roll:
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby migrembe » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:50 pm

If they moan about you not attending get your GP involved too. If you do get to the interview tell them how it is and i hope and pray that you get the kind of person i had at my interview, who said 'there are some people who will never be well enough for work, no matter what job they did before' i am registered nurse. Good luck
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby tashnella » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:58 pm

Hi
I won an appeal last year and was told i needed to attend a wrag interview. As i cannot venture outside alone it is difficult to keep appointments having to be escorted everywhere. My mum is my main escort and is 84. We went to the interview, we saw a lady who was very nice. I explained my situation and why mum was with me. I now have telephone interviews every 6-8weeks. It really takes the pressure off. Hope it helps xxx
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby tnissan38 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:23 am

Thanks everyone for all. Help and advice , I will try ring them tomo . I never had a medical , I just filled in the medical review form sent it off and got a letter saying I have been moved from incapacity to sea . It was week after that I received letter saying I had to have work related interview with an adviser . If they won't accommodate me with an over the phone interview I will do everything in my power to make the appointment . Has I was thinking of printing stuff off to do with fibromyalgia and taking them with and getting them to read about it cos not being funny but they won't prob know what it is , and have no idea . What would happen if they say I cannot work , would I lose all my money x
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Re: esa work related interview with an advisor

Postby marianne p » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:49 pm

hi i am on wrag group at the moment i attended the interview,the adviser could see how ill i was and i explained everything,my mental health condition too etc,she was very understanding and i have phone updates with her,i am appealing to be put in support group,had medical the other day,hope all goes well for you,marianne p x :goodluck2: :flowers: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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